Dorothy Ann Ter Wee

September 26, 1927 - October 10, 2021

Visitation: Visitation- one hour prior to the service at the church

Service: Funeral Service- 1PM Thursday, October 14, 2021, Canton Lutheran Church

Dorothy ”Dort” Ter Wee, 94, died Sunday, October 10, 2021 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.  Her funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 14, at Canton Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.  Anderson Funeral Home is handling services.

Dorothy was born September 26, 1927 at Doon, Iowa, to Walter and Alvira (Klein) Katt.  She graduated from Inwood High School.

Dorothy was united in marriage to Marinus Ter Wee November 29, 1947 at Alvord Lutheran Church.  They farmed for several years near Inwood before moving to Canton in 1956. Her husband, Marinus died in 1991.  She remained in Canton until moving to Sioux Falls in 2017 to be near her children.

Dort was a seamstress for Amundson’s Dry Goods for 34 years.  She was an active member of Canton Lutheran Church and was active in Rebecca and Faith Circles.  She loved to play cards with friends and sisters and celebrating birthdays with the Breakfast Gang.  She was a member of RSVP and volunteered at the Good Samaritan Center.

Grateful for having shared her life are her children: Bob (Nancy) Ter Wee, Koni (Rick) Kiesow, and Joni (Dan) Stock all of Sioux Falls; seven grandchildren- Casey (Miranda) Ter Wee, Corey (Sarah) Ter Wee, Nick (Kari) Kiesow, Carly Kiesow, Sam Stock, Hannah Stock, and Maggie Stock ; six great-grandchildren- Sean Oromo, Aleah Ter Wee, Grayce Ter Wee, Asher Ter Wee, Lilly Kiesow and Henry Kiesow; four sisters- Jean Koch, Inwood, Mary Van Roekel, Indiana, Karen (Doug) Wiggins, Colorado, and Kathleen (Gary) Dieren; one brother, Jim (Lynn) Katt, Rock Rapids, IA; and may other extended family.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Marinus, and siblings, Elaine Osvog, Don Katt, Dale Katt, and Bill Katt.

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  1. Sue Halbritter on October 11, 2021 said:

    My condolences to you and your family. Even though we know we can’t keep them forever, it is still hard to lose your mom. I hope the good memories you have will help ease the pain of loss as it did for me. Hopefully we can continue to trade “mom” stories in the early mornings of work and smile about the ways they kept us on our toes! Meanwhile you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Claude M. on October 11, 2021 said:

    My family were neighbors to Ter Wee’s for several years.
    Great people. Remember Bob & Koni well.

  3. Ila Torkelson on October 11, 2021 said:

    So sorry to hear about Dort. Loved that lady. Prayers for all of her family.

  4. Mac And Carol McEntee on October 11, 2021 said:

    So sorry to hear about Dort. She was a beautiful lady. She will be missed. Mac and Carol McEntee

  5. Peggy Moore (Gates) on October 11, 2021 said:

    My condolence to her families. She was a very kind and gracious women. I have so many good memories of Dort, Marinus and my parents, Frances and Frannie, playing cards. She will be dearly missed.

  6. Becky Zorn on October 12, 2021 said:

    Koni, Bob, and Joni –
    Prayers and hugs to you and your families. We are remembering your mom with smiles for how special she was❣️
    Lonit, Karla, Becky, Peggy and families

  7. Carrie Rogness on October 12, 2021 said:

    What a beautiful lady she was, and good friend to my mom (Dorothy) at Washington Crossing. She was one of the first ones we met, and we knew right away they would be friends. She lived an amazing life. Sending prayers for comfort and peace to all your family.

  8. Sharon BUDD on October 12, 2021 said:

    Bob,Nancy and family, so sorry to hear about your mom.

  9. Ron Stengel on October 12, 2021 said:

    Prayers for the family of Dort. She sewed curtains for two of my bedrooms for which she personally came down and hung up herself to make sure they were done just right. She was a very talented and special lady to me and my entire family. She will be missed terribly.

  10. Steve & Yoko Klein on October 12, 2021 said:

    We are very sad to learn that Dorothy has passed away. She lived life with a sparkle in her eye. All my memories of Dorothy are with her lovely laugh or beautiful smile. She enjoyed life so much and gave us all so much joy! We are blessed with many wonderful memories that will never fade.

  11. Dick and Kay Casanova on October 12, 2021 said:

    We’re so sorry for your loss! The world will be a little less bright with your Mom no longer in it!
    With Sympathy,
    Kay and Dick Casanova

  12. Susan Stensland on October 13, 2021 said:

    Koni – I am sorry to hear about your mother’s death. I will be thinking & praying for you and your family. Susan S

  13. Mildred Iverson on October 13, 2021 said:

    Dorothy was my neighbor at Washington Crossing. I so enjoyed playing Bingo with her and visiting with her at lunch. I will miss Dorothy.

  14. Doug Baack Las Vegas, NV on October 15, 2021 said:

    My sincere sympathy & condolences to Dorothy’s family & friends. She & her husband Marinus were neighbors to my grandmother
    Amber Williams in Canton for many years. Her son Bob was a good friend I met when we went to Canton to visit my grandmother.
    She was a very compassionate & generous lady with a heart of gold. May God Bless all of you & know that God made a great lady.

  15. Tami Rikansrud on October 17, 2021 said:

    I’m sorry for your loss.

  16. Bonnie Higgins on February 12, 2022 said:

    So sorry to hear of you Mom’s passing. What a gem she was. I was glad I was able to both of you at my mom’s funeral.
    You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Bonnie Higgins (Larson)