Dorothy Gransee

Dorothy Gransee

1933 - 2020

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A live stream of the service can be viewed at www.facebook.com/spfldmnumc Dorothy Anna Crippen Gransee was born at the Redwood Falls, MN hospital on September 7, 1933 to Franklin Peter Crippen and Mildred Vassel Davis. She graduated from Sanborn Public School in 1951 and the University of Minnesota School of Agriculture in 1953. She married Dean Gransee of Hayfield on October 3, 1953. Dorothy was involved in 4-H for 10 years as a member and 15 years as an adult leader. She won the 1951 MN State Fair Top 4-H Dairy Member award. The dairy herd she and Dean developed as DandD Holsteins was the top dairy herd in Cottonwood County for a number of years and won several Holstein show awards. Dorothy sewed her own formals, suits, wedding dress (now in the Springfield museum) children’s clothes and home decorations. As the 4-H clothing leader she taught several girls sewing and tailoring skills. Dorothy and Dean hosted 4-H and Youth for Understanding exchange students from Japan, Norway, Brazil and Argentina. She helped edit the Sanborn Centennial book and 125th anniversary update and served as the historian for the Springfield United Methodist Church. Dorothy researched the family genealogical history, spending countless hours poring over copies of old censes and land records as well as newspaper clippings. Dorothy is survived by children: Dora (Christopher) Hart, Plymouth, MN; Dennis (Gloria) Gransee, Jamestown, ND; Dan (Betty) Gransee, Waseca, MN; and Dick Gransee of Sanborn, MN. 11 Grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Dean; parents Frank and Mildred Crippen; in-laws Walter and Salena Gransee.
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Saturday
26
September

Visitation

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Saturday, September 26, 2020
United Methodist Church
205 North Marshall
Springfield, Minnesota, United States
Saturday
26
September

Service Information

1:30 pm
Saturday, September 26, 2020
United Methodist Church
205 North Marshall
Springfield, Minnesota, United States

Interment Information

Sanborn City Cemetery
33067 200th St.
Sanborn, Minnesota, United States