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Dorraine M. “Dorie” Fode

Dorraine Fode obituary photoDorraine “Dorie” Fode, 80, of Sioux Falls, died Sunday, November 8, 2009, at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls.  Her funeral service was at 11 AM Wednesday, November 11th at First United Methodist Church in Huron with the Rev. Donald Crippen officiating.  Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls or Avera Home Hospice.

Dorraine Marilyn Tompkins was born October 21, 1929, at Dazey, North Dakota to Glen and Alvina (Fischer) Tompkins.  As a result of her father being a railroad depot agent, her family lived in various towns in North Dakota.  She received her education in Jud and graduated from high school at Jud, North Dakota.

On January 16, 1950, she married Donald Fode at Moorhead, Minnesota.  Following their marriage they lived in Fargo, Jud and Jamestown before moving to Huron in 1964. In 1997, Dorie moved to Pipestone, Minnesota and in the summer of 2009 she moved to Sioux Falls.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and enjoyed spending time with her family. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Donald, on May 4, 1991; her parents; two brothers, Doug and Darrel Tompkins; and one grandson, Kyle Fode. 

Grateful for having shared her life is her family: son,  Kelby and his wife Jan of Sioux Falls, granddaughter, Jennifer LeMaster of Harrisburg, great-granddaughter and great-grandson, Megan and Mason LeMaster, grandson, Jeff and his wife Rachael Fode of Sioux Falls and great-grandchildren, Isaac and Andrew Fode; son, Mark and his wife Darcel Fode of Greeley, Colorado, grandchildren, Desirae and Christian Fode of Greeley, and Tonya Fode of the University of Minnesota; son,  Brent and his wife Dawn Fode of Sioux Falls; daughter, Lori and her husband Dave Sternborg, of Sioux Falls and grandchildren, Kristen and Ryan Nettinga, Sioux Falls; and one sister, Murel Nitschke of Jamestown, North Dakota.  

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