Dorothy Lavonne Sheeler Granlund
December 1, 2021
Dorothy Lavonne Sheeler Granlund, 89, passed peacefully on November 15, 2021 at Peace Hospice House, Great Falls of natural causes.
Dorothy was born on January 22, 1932 in Cottonwood, ID to William and Estelle Sheeler. She worked as a telegraph operator in Montana where she met and married Howard L. Granlund in 1956. They farmed near Loring and raised five children, Diane Brady, Mesa, AZ, Alice Fitzgerald, Cascade, MT, Gary Granlund, Havre, MT, Bill (Kim) Granlund, Malta, MT, and Fern (David) Sutherland, Kalispell, MT. Dorothy then worked at the GN in Malta before moving to Cascade in 2013. She was a member of the Malta Lutheran Church, enjoyed morning "coffee club" and swimming at the Sleeping Buffalo with special friends.
Dorothy is survived by her five children, sister Irene Ayling, Lake Stevens, WA, brother John (Donna) Sheeler, Everett, WA, and sister-in-law Dorene Sheeler, Three Forks, MT. She was very proud of all nine grandchildren, Carrie (Robert) Gambee, Mesa, AZ, Amber (Jared) Dees, Kremlin, MT, Ryan Brady, Mesa, AZ, Allen (Kayla) Granlund, Missoula, MT, Kaycee (Trent) Parks, Billings, MT, Scott Sutherland, Missoula, MT, Kyle Fitzgerald, Everett, WA, Mack Sutherland, Bozeman, MT, and Kristi (Brenden) Johnson, Malta, MT. Dorothy was blessed with six great grandchildren and multiple nieces, nephews, and friends.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, sister Norma Grabofsky, sister Francis Frazier, and brother Robert Sheeler.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Malta at a later date.