Funeral Service for Dorothy Boom, age 91, of Burnsville, Minnesota, formerly of Wheaton, Minnesota will be held Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wheaton with Rev. Thomas Olson officiating. Pallbearers will be Richard Young, Warren Opp, Bob Ertsgaard, Gary Osborn, Brad Beal and Cory Beal. Honorary Pallbearer will be Joanne Dobberstein. Visitation will be held Monday, August 3rd from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the Ranney Funeral Home. Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Wheaton. Dorothy Loretta Germain was born on March 29, 1918 in Ollie, Montana to Frank and Annie (Basel) Germain. The family moved to Wheaton, Minnesota where Dorothy attended and graduated from Wheaton High School in 1936. Dorothy was united in marriage to Albert Boom on June 15, 1941 in Wheaton. Dorothy taught country school near Wheaton for thirteen years before going to work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where she worked the next twenty years. While teaching Dorothy took a student (Ardell Lupkes) to the National Spelling Contest in Washington, D.C. Dorothy worked on the Senior APT Organization, helped organize two 4-H Clubs for Traverse County and helped to organize the Good Shepherd Church Library. Dorothy was a longtime member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church serving on many boards as well as church council. She was a past state president of the Rebekahs Lodge. Dorothy enjoyed playing bridge, reading, sewing, study club and enjoyed traveling to China, Israel, Alaska, Mexico and the Holy Land. Dorothy passed away July 31, 2009 at the Ebenezer Ridges Living Center in Burnsville, Minnesota. Dorothy wanted her family to remember her for her sense of humor, her smile and her love. Dorothy is survived by one daughter: Karyne (Jim) Kirk of North Mankato, Minnesota, two grandchildren: Brenda (Greg) Selner of Burnsville, Minnesota and Steven (Jennifer) Jacobsen of Lakeville, Minnesota, three great-grandchildren: Jonah and Maggie Selner and Max Jacobsen, one sister-in-law: Margaret Lewis of St. Paul, Minnesota, niece: Jerolyn Nentl Peters of Lakeside, Montana and extended family: Betty Beal and Brad and Marge Beal of Wheaton, Minnesota and Cory and Maggie Beal of Fargo, North Dakota. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters: Viola Beal and Gladys Nentl, and one nephew: Frank Beal.