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Dorothylee Greening

Dorothylee “Dodo” Greening, 75 of Waubay died on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at Avera St. Lukes Hospital in Aberdeen. Her funeral will be at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Ortley Free Lutheran Church in Ortley, Robert Grebel will officiate. Inurnment will be later at Lakewood Cemetery in Waubay. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday 5-7 P.M. and prior to services at the church on Saturday. Dorothylee “Dodo” Leske was born on Monday, March 14, 1938 to Wilmar and Faye (Hollandsworth) Leske at Aberdeen, South Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Aberdeen. She attended school in Aberdeen and graduated from Central High School in 1956. She worked at the Montgomery Ward Store. On September 1, 1956 she was united in marriage to Wilferd “Buzz” Greening at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Aberdeen. They made their home in Aberdeen where she continued working at Montgomery Wards Store. In 1957 they moved to Valley City, North Dakota for a short time then returning to Aberdeen. In 1962 the couple moved to Waubay where they purchased his father’s drug store which they owned and operated as Greening’s Store until 2005 when they closed the store and retired. She was active in the church where she was a group leader for the Lutheran Youth Group and was superintendent for the Vacation Bible School for several years. She also was a member of American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed collecting antiques and Waubay memorabilia. Dorothylee passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at Aberdeen, South Dakota at the age of 75 years, 8 months and 12 days. Survivors include her husband, Wilferd “Buzz” of Waubay; one son, Kyle (Brigid) Greening of Des Moines, IA; one daughter, Nancy (Richard) Peters of Plattsmouth, NE; one brother, Gary (Carol) Leske of Layton, UT; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Lynda, one sister, Nancy Hoisington and a son-in-law, Kris Kornbaum.

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She was such a sweetheart and helped my husband and I when we got married many years ago.

pat guderian Dec 4 2013 12:00 AM