Dolores May Winkelman was born April 16, 1928, in rural Ormsby, MN to Dick and Ella (Krueger) Winkelman. She received her education in country school and graduated from Trimont High School in 1946. Dolores then attended Beauty School in Mankato and began working at Johnson's Beauty Shop in St. James. She was united in marriage to Carroll Hesse on September 9, 1949, at Grace Lutheran Church in Ormsby. The couple moved to their farm northwest of Mountain Lake. Dolores loved living on the farm and working with her husband and three sons. Carroll died March 20, 2000, and Dolores continued to live on the farm. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Darfur where she was a Sunday school teacher and actively involved in many events and gatherings there. Dolores' faith and love for the Lord were both extremely important to her. She especially enjoyed any time spent with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren playing Yahtzee or a game of cards. Dolores loved embroidering, being outside mowing lawn, and working with her garden and flowers. She was truly a gift to her family, friends, and so many others.
Dolores Hesse died Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at Valley View Manor in Lamberton at the age of 90.
She is survived by her sons Wayne and wife Sheri of Tyler, Mark and wife Linda of Mountain Lake, and Joel and wife Connie of Jackson; grandchildren Michelle (Hesse) Lamont, Sara (Hesse) Pankonin, Michael Hesse, Daniel Hesse, Steven Hesse, Nathan Hesse, Angela (Hesse) Hulett, Bradley Hesse, Justin Hesse, and Andrew Hesse; 15 great grandchildren; and special friends Cora and Stella Johnson. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Carroll, and sisters Ardella Kolden and Marian Seaberg.
Blessed be her memory.