Jan. 1, 1926-July 30, 2014
Dorathy Elizabeth Vannett-Norberg, 88, Minot, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in a Minot nursing home.
Dorathy was born Jan. 1, 1926, at Minot, the daughter of Clarence and Dorothy (Davidson) Scofield. Dorathy was raised and educated at Minot and graduated from Minot High School in 1944. She was united in marriage to Claude Vannett on Aug. 27, 1942, in Minot. They made their home in Minot, where they owned and operated the Corner Bar. Claude died in 1970.
Dorathy continued to operate the business until it was sold in 1971. She married Dale Norberg on Oct. 27, 1971, in Minot. They continued to make their home in Minot, where she was employed part time at the Ranger Lounge and Nola's Lounge until she retired in 1975. They had owned a lake home at Strawberry Lake since 1960, where they spent many years of enjoyment.
Dorathy was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary and a former member of the Moose Lodge. Dorathy enjoyed reading, painting and traveling.
Her loving family includes: husband of 42 years, Dale; children, Sharon (Edwin) Walter, Minot, Larry (Barbara) Vannett, Minot, Maynard (Mary) Vannett, Hastings, Minn., Ronald (Pamela) Vannett, Minot, and Claudia (Richard) Russell, Bismarck; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and her siblings, Harry Scofield, Texas, Roger Scofield, Montana, Richard (Bertha) Scofield, Minnesota, Robert (Dena) Scofield, Arizona, Herbert Scofield, Colorado, Henry Scofield, Colorado, James (Irassla) Scofield, Minnesota, Daniel Scofield, Arizona, David Scofield, Texas, and Jeanne (Jack) Garcia, Wisconsin.
Dorathy was preceded in death by: her parents; husband, Claude; great-granddaughter, Alexis Walter; sisters, Izetta, Irene, Illadell and infant, Barbara Ann; brothers, Floyd, Blaine, Donald, Edgar, Jack and Rosco, along with a half brother, Jay Wesley Laird.
Funeral service: Monday, Aug. 11, at 1 p.m., in Bethany Lutheran Church, Minot.
Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot.
Visitation: Sunday, Aug. 10, from noon to 5 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories are invited to use the expression of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).