Worthington, Minnesota Globe
Wednesday Feb. 5, 1964
Mrs. L.A. Dorr
JACKSON- Funeral services were today at 2 p.m. from the Sathe Funeral
Home for Mrs. L.A. Dorr, 86-year old Alpha woman who died Sunday night
at Willmar Hospital. The Rev. Fred Sommars officiated. Burial was in
Mrs. Dorr was born Julia B. Hoovel, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. John
Hoovel, Sept. 1, 1877 in Petersburg Township where her parents were
among the township's first settlers.
She was graduated from Jackson High School in 1899, attended Mankato
Normal School and taught in the rural school north of Jackson. The
schoolhouse where she taught has since been moved to the Jackson
fairgrounds, where it is now an historic building.
She and L.A. Dorr were married March 21, 1906 at Alpha, farming in this
Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Edward
Skarda, Sioux Falls, two granddaughters, and one sister, Mrs. Ernest
Singmaster, Des Moines, Iowa.