Dorothy Inga Rovelstad Nesse, 89, of Oak Park Heights, passed away on Nov. 29, 2012.
Dorothy is survived by her husband of 67 years, Arthur C. Nesse; sons, Randolph (Margaret), Robert (Rebecca), and Ted (Mona); brother, Randolph (JoAnna) Rovelstad; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers, Gordon H. Rovelstad and Wendell M. Rovelstad.
Born in Elgin, Ill., Dorothy received degrees in Arts and Music from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., and sang with the St. Olaf Choir. She directed church choirs and served as a soloist in Massachusetts and later in Michigan. Later in life she earned a Masters Degree in social work and spent 10 years as a mental health counselor for the Oakland County, Mich., department of Mental Health.
Dorothy loved music, birds, fishing, wild mushroom hunting, flowers and wildlife.
A memorial service is 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in the chapel at Boutwells Landing in Oak Park Heights. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to either North Congregational Church, Music Department, 36520 West Twelve Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI, 48331 or to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, 60 Cutter Mill Road, Suite 404, Great Neck, NY, 11021.
Simonet Funeral Home, 651-439-7770, www.simonetfuneralhome.com