Dorothy Busch

Jan. 26, 1932-March 23, 2020

Dorothy Busch of Grand

Forks, ND went home to

be with her Savior, sur-

rounded by her daughters

on March 23, 2020.

Dorothy Evelyn Jen-

nings was born on Janu-

ary 26, 1932 in Rugby, ND

to Kenneth and Agnes

(Tweet) Jennings. She gra-

duated from Rugby High

School in 1949 and Good

Samaritan Hospital

School of Nursing in

1952. On June 21, 1953

Dorothy married Ronald

Busch of Sawyer, ND.

They lived in Minot and

Dorothy worked at Trinity

Hospital. In 1954 Ronald

was drafted in the Army

and stationed at Fort Leo-

nard Wood in Missouri.

In 1955 Ronald was

sent to Fontainebleau,

France where he was sta-

tioned at the Army base.

Dorothy and their

daughter, LeeAnne, joined

him in France where their

second daughter, Dawn,

was born. After Army

discharge, the family re-

turned to Minot, where

Ronald worked at Sweet-

heart Bakeries. After being

transferred to Rugby,

Dorothy began working

part-time at Good Samari-

tan Hospital. Two more

daughters, Cheryl and

Karen, were born. In the

fall of 1958 Ronald was

promoted and they re-

turned to Minot where

Dorothy began working at

Trinity Hospital from

1959 until 1963 when

their fifth daughter, Ala-

na, was born.

After Ronald’s job

transfer to Grand Forks,

Dorothy began working at

Deaconess Hospital,

which became United

Hospital. During her 40

years there, she worked as

a nurse in the Intensive

Care Unit, Coronary Care,

as the Clinical Resource

Nurse for patient educa-

tion, and in Quality As-

surance. She was induct-

ed into the Nurses’ Hall of

Fame in 2004.

In 1971 Dorothy and

family moved to the coun-

try in East Grand Forks. In

1989 Dorothy and Ronald

took early retirement.

They spent their time re-

modeling a home, travel-

ing to Europe and all over

the Southwest. After mov-

ing to Grand Forks and

purchasing a condo in

Phoenix, Dorothy and

Ronald spent the next 20

years as Snowbirds, split-

ting their time between

Arizona and North Dako-

ta. During those years

Dorothy volunteered for

16 years at a Phoenix hos-

pital and 13 years at Unit-

ed Hospital. Dorothy

loved reading, gardening,

golfing, writing letters,

baking Christmas cookies,

and visiting with family

and their many friends.

Dorothy was an active

member of St. Paul’s

Lutheran in Minot and

Immanuel Lutheran in

Grand Forks, where her

children attended school.

In 1971 Dorothy became a

member of First Lutheran

Church in East Grand

Forks as well as Atone-

ment Lutheran in Glen-

dale, Arizona. For 20

years Dorothy was in-

volved with a very active

Bible study group.

Dorothy loved her Lord

and was a devoted Chris-


Dorothy is survived by:

her five daughters:

LeeAnne Daucsavage

(Mark) of Grand Forks;

Dawn Jones (Dave) of

Mancos, CO; Cheryl

Stjern (John) of Grand

Forks; Karen Busch-Arita

(Steve) of Sacramento,

CA; and Alana Busch-Ell

(Joe) of Sun Prairie, WI;

eight grandchildren:

Jeremy and Heidi Donner,

Jason and Philip Jones,

Diane Stjern Millican,

Ryan Arita, Eric Ell and

Rachel Lettner; six


Treysen, Blake, Hendrix,

Isaac, Macie, and Joshua;

sister Mildred Papasergia,

brother Errol Jennings,

and numerous nieces and


Preceding her in death

were: her parents; sisters,

Arlene Enns and Hazel

McMeekin; brother,

Robert Jennings; two

brothers who died in in-

fancy; and her beloved

husband of almost 64

years, Ronald Busch.

Visitation: will be held

at First Lutheran Church

on Saturday March 28th,

2020 at 12:30 pm followed

by a service and reception

at 1:30 pm.

Interment: Memorial

Park South Cemetery,

Grand Forks, ND.