Dorothy “Dotty” Ames Turner Olund, age 75, of Sarona, WI died Monday, July 29, 2019 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, WI surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on November 25, 1943 in St. Paul, MN to Samuel ’30 and Mildred (Olson) Turner. Dorothy graduated from Summit School in 1961 and received her Bachelors of Science in Education from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1965. She was married to Lloyd Olund on July 10, 1965 in St. Paul, MN.
Dotty was an elementary school teacher in New Jersey and later, she became the Religious Education Director for the First Unitarian Church in Des Moines, IA for many years. She took great care of her children when they were growing up and still made time to be actively involved with The League of Women Voters and the American Red Cross along with being a strong advocate for special needs children.
She loved playing tennis and bridge, gardening, traveling, spoiling her pets, going on long walks, chatting with her discussion group at church and spending hours talking on the phone or in person.
Dotty is survived by her husband of 54 years, Lloyd Olund of Sarona, WI; three daughters, Liz (Mike) Lichtenberger of Carlsbad, CA, Lesley Olund of Des Moines, Iowa, and Laura Olund (Scott Stegh) of Menomonee Falls, WI; two grandchildren, Hannah and Lauren Lichtenberger; three sisters, Cathy Turner Boykin ’59 of Arlington Heights, IL, Susie Turner Lynch ’63 of Laguna Hills, CA and Betsy Turner ’65 of St. Paul, MN along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Mildred Turner.
A Memorial Service and Celebration of Dorothy’s life was held on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at the Long Lake Lutheran Church in Long Lake, WI.