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Dorothy Reith

Dorothy Reith, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Starman) Beckman, was born on November 11, 1921 in Elgin, NE. She grew up on a farmstead in Antelope Co., Nebraska. She attended St. Bonaventure Catholic School in Raeville, NE. Dorothy was united in marriage to Norbert Reith on January 8, 1946 at St. Bonaventure Church in Raeville. After their marriage they lived on a farm in Iowa for a year before moving to a farm west of Fulda, MN. They retired from farming in 1986 and moved to Wirock, MN until 1991 when they moved to Fulda. Norbert passed away in July of 1999. Dorothy entered the Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Fulda, MN in September of 2013 and passed away there on November 11, 2013 at the age of 92. She was a member of St. Gabriels Catholic Church in Fulda, MN, where she was active with the F.C.C.W. She also belonged to the Fulda American Legion Auxiliary and VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed cooking, playing cards, quilting, caring for her grandchildren, housekeeping and helping her husband in the field.

Survivors include her three sons, Harold (Pat) Reith of Long Prairie, MN, Donald (Roxanne) Reith of Fulda, MN and Gerald (Becky) Reith of Castorville, TX; daughter-in-law, Mary Reith of Fulda, MN; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 5 sisters, Martha Zadina of Omaha, NE, Sister Bernadine of Norfolk, NE, Delores Olson, Kearney, NE, Mildred Fritz of Atkinson, NE and Alice Powell of Omaha, NE; three brothers, Alfred, (Mary Lou) Beckman of Blair, NE, Clarence Beckman of Littleton, CO and Melvin (Maryann) Beckman of Omaha, NE and sister-in-law, Charlene Beckman of Elgin, NE. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Rosemary Kleven, 2 sons, Larry and Dennis Reith, sister, Rose Reicks and 2 brothers, Edward and Walter Beckman.

Funeral services will be at St. Gabriels Catholic Church Fulda, MN at 10:30 AM on Thursday, November 14, 2013. The pallbearers are Robert Reith, Mark Reith, Steven Reith, Cory Reith, Scott Reith, Joshua Reith, Brandon Kleven, Travis Reith, Justin Kleven, Kari Robles, Jennifer Vega, Laura Chitay and Brian Kleven. Interment at St. Gabriels Cemetery Fulda, MN.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 6 PM at the Totzke Funeral Home in Fulda with a 5:45 PM prayer service and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Sign guestbook online at