Dorothy A. "Dort" Ekstrom, 78
Dorothy "Dort" A. Ekstrom, age 78, of Hager City, Wis., died Monday, May 5, at the River Falls Area Hospital.
Dort was born on Jan. 3, 1936, in Red Wing, Minn., the daughter of Raymond and Rochelle (Laughnan) Flynn. She was a graduate of Ellsworth High School. Dort married Quint Ekstrom at St. Francis Catholic Church on April 11, 1959. Together they raised two daughters Dawn and Julie.
Dort tended bar at Veiths in Hager City for 31 years. She enjoyed going to casinos, golfing and camping up north at Spooner.
Dort is survived by her husband of 55 years, Quint; two daughters, Dawn Ekstrom, Oakdale, Minn., and Julie Mallon, Hager City, Wis.; three grandchildren: Derek, Lucas, and Emily Mallon; brother, Leon (Kathy) Flynn; her sister, Shirley (Roy) Whipple; and sisters-in-law, Marlis Flynn and Beverly Westby. Dort is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents; brothers, Wayne and Robert; nephew, Tony Flynn; and niece, Lori Whipple.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 8, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Ellsworth, Wis. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Hill Funeral Home, Ellsworth, and again at the church for one hour prior to the Mass on Thursday.
Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ellsworth, Wis., is serving the family.