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Dorothy "Dode" Lien

January 1, 1919 — June 14, 2009

Dorothy D. Dode Lien, 90 of Barnesville, Minnesota died Sunday, June 14, 2009 in the Barnesville Good Samaritan Society, Barnesville. Dode, daughter of Lamont and Jessie (Lamb) Henry, was born January 1, 1919 on her family farm in Elkton Township of Clay County, Minnesota where she attended school and grew to womanhood. She graduated from Barnesville High School in 1937. Dode married Alfred Lien on January 29, 1938 in Glyndon, Minnesota. The couple made their home in Downer, Minnesota. In 2005 they moved into Barnesville where she lived until the time of her death. She was a member of the Baker-Downer Westminster Presbyterian Church and the United Presbyterian Women. She is survived by her husband Alfred of Barnesville; three sons and three daughters, Merry Kae Johnson of West Fargo, Alfred Jr. (Jeanette) Lien of Fargo, Sharon (Bill) Johnson of McLean, Virginia, Sandra (Dave) Bulik of Detroit lakes, Minnesota, Chris (Mary) Lien of Barnesville and Tim (Cassie) Lien also of Barnesville; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren, Jeff (Jo) Johnson of Fargo; Alfred Lien III of Belle Fouche, South Dakota; James (Joanna) Lien of Prior Lake, Minnesota, and their children, Stephanie, Chance, Spencer, Jamison, Trace, Parker, Chase and Hunter; Phillip (Nichole) Lien of Oronoco, Minnesota and their children Brenna and Matthew; Tony (Karen) Bulik of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, and their children, Claire and Olivia; Tricia Rowe of Minneapolis, and her daughter Lauren; DeAnn Lien of Barnesville, and her children Walker and Wyatt Erdmann; Heather (Scott) Leinen of Fargo, and their children Levi and Gavin, Jason (Sara) Lien of Barnesville and their son Christian; and Kelli (Ryan) Froslie of Barnesville, and their children Ellis and Natalie; Shelby Lien of Barnesville; Dayna Hoppe of Barnesville and her son Cody Mostue;. She is also survived by one brother Ned (Joyce) Henry of Audubon, Minnesota; four sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law, Esther Betts Henry of Dilworth and Shirley Henry of Pelican Rapids, Pearl Lien of Moorhead and Norman (Ollie) Lien of Sabin. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Lamont Henry Jr. and David Duff Henry, and three sisters, Mildred Ulrich Mayhew, Elizabeth Bondurant and Betty Kramer. Funeral service: Wednesday at 10:00 in the Baker-Downer Westminster Presbyterian Church, Baker, Minnesota. Visitation: Today from 4:00 " 8:00 with a prayer service at 7:00 in Dobmeier Funeral Home, Barnesville and one hour before the service on Wednesday at the church. Interment: Elkton Cemetery, Elkton Township of Clay County, Minnesota. www.dobmeierfuneralhome.com
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