Dorothy A. Thulien, 81, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on Oct. 2, 2018

Dorothy A. Thulien, 81, of Sleepy Eye, died on Oct. 2, 2018, at the Prelude Home in Woodbury. Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sleepy Eye, on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church. Clergy will be Pastor Nathan Luong. Interment will be at East Sveadahl Lutheran Cemetery following the luncheon. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Dorothy was born on March 5, 1937 in Morgan, to Harold and Laura (Meyer) Zimmerman. She attended and graduated from Morgan Public High School. She attended Union Hospital of Practical Nursing. Dorothy worked at Dr. Howard Vogel's clinic for 2 1/2 years. She married Robert "Bob" Thulien on Oct. 1, 1957 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Morgan. In 1961 they moved to Sleepy Eye where she worked at the Sleepy Eye Clinic and later the Sleepy Eye Chiropractic, retiring in 2000. She enjoyed traveling, fishing and playing cards.

She is survived by husband, Robert of Sleepy Eye; sons: Scott (Ann) Thulien of Prior Lake and Bradley (Tammy) Thulien of Newport; four grandchildren; siblings: Ruth (Herb) Steffl of Alexandria and Ray Zimmerman of Hutchinson. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Delferd and Donald; sisters: Lila Schottenbauer and Helen (Arden) Lemke.