June 27, 1922 - February 5, 2019
Visitation: Visitation, with family present, will be Sunday, Feb. 10th from 3-5 p.m. at St. Dominic’s. A scripture service will be held at 5 p.m.
Service: Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11th at St. Dominic Catholic Church, Canton, SD.
Dorothy Oakland, age 96, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Society in Canton. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11th at St. Dominic Catholic Church, Canton, SD. Visitation, with family present, will be Sunday, Feb. 10th from 3-5 p.m. at St. Dominic’s. A scripture service will be held at 5 p.m.
Dorothy was born on June 27, 1922 near Kimball, SD in rural Brule County to Walter and Margaret (Schmitt) Andrews. She attended Catholic School in Mitchell for three years before moving to Canton, SD in 1931. After graduating from Canton High School in 1941, she married Lowell Oakland on January 8, 1945 in Centerville, SD. Lowell died in 2003.
Besides raising her 10 children, she worked for Dr. Aker, Dr. Diekman, the Selective Service, and worked 28 years at Bid-Well, retiring in 1991. She was a faithful member of St. Dominic’s, serving on the Altar Society. She enjoyed card clubs, crocheting, cooking, ceramics, playing cards and raising chinchillas. She cherished each and every one of her family members and would always say how blessed she was to have a large family.
Dorothy is survived by her children, Linda (Norris) Ekle, Kathy (Gary) Sehr all of Canton, Mike (Rochelle), Pierre, SD, Ralph (Louise) Bristol, SD, Gene (Sonja), Mary (Sterling) Heath, Marsha (Troy) Young, Paul (Jeanne), Pam (Scott) Vongroven, all of Canton, SD and Carol Anderson, Tea, SD; 25 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; special people who shared in her life, JoAnn Leonard and David Anderson; along with numerous extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Lowell.