Memorial Services: Will be held on Saturday, September, 13, 2014, at 11AM at Grace Lutheran in Adel.
Memorial contributions: May be directed to Easter Seals Iowa; Grace Lutheran Church, Adel IA; or Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Veblen SD.
Dorothy E. (Pelham) Lindell died September 6, 2014 at her home in Waukee, Iowa at age 93. Dorothy was born August 23, 1921 to Bruce and Dagmar (Nissen) Pelham at their family home near DeWitt, Iowa. She graduated from DeWitt High School in 1938. She attended what is now the University of Northern Iowa before deciding to pursue a nursing career. She completed nurses training in 1945 at Methodist Hospital/Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa. During her nurse training program, she was a member of the Nurse Cadet Corp, serving at Schick Army Hospital, Clinton, Iowa. After completing the requirements for her Registered Nurse credentials, she rejoined her parents, who had moved to Cotati, California, and began work at area hospitals.
Dorothy married Quentin Lindell on December 1, 1945 at Santa Rosa, California. Following Quentin’s discharge from the Navy, the couple initially lived in Veblen, South Dakota before relocating to Sebastopol, California where Dorothy worked at Palm Drive hospital. In 1951, they returned to Veblen where Dorothy continued working at local hospitals, and as a full time homemaker and mother.
After their retirement in 1983, Dorothy and Quentin moved to Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Following Hurricane Katrina (2005) they resettled in Waukee, Iowa.
Dorothy was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Veblen, Christus Victor Lutheran, Ocean Springs and Grace Lutheran, Adel, Iowa. She was active with church adult groups, Sunday school, church youth activities, and other community organizations. Throughout the years Dorothy generously provided volunteer nursing services to many individuals in need.
Survivors include: children John (Beverly) Lindell, Bayfield WI, Jane Borst, West Des Moines IA, and Nancy (Maxwell) Lindell-Johnson, South Bend IN; sister Darline Baker, Georgetown TX; brother Harold Pelham, Hemet CA; grandchildren Nick Lindell, Tucson AZ, Abbey (Christopher) Lindell Darus, Falmouth ME, Andy (Cathy) Borst, McComb IL, Brynn Johnson, New Orleans LA, and Zachary Johnson, South Bend IN; great grandchildren Jackson Darus, Katherine Darus, Jacob Borst , Jonathan Borst, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Quentin, her parents, and sisters Esther Kenney and Margaret Brown.