Doris M. Thomas, 74, of Fountain, died on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.

Doris Marie Holten was born on Sept. 10, 1945, to Albert and Mabel (Rosendahl) Holten in Spring Grove. She was united in marriage to Glen Thomas on July 27, 1968, in Spring Grove and to this union, three children were born, Dawn, Dean, and Wayne.

Doris loved being a farm wife and working with the dairy cows. She was a 4-H Club leader and was very active with the Root Prairie Ladies Aid. She also enjoyed playing cards and had a great sense of humor.

Doris lived with MS for the last 40 years and had been residing in the Chosen Valley Care Center since July 2000. Doris' family would like to extend their sincere appreciation and gratitude to the home health aides who cared for Doris while she was still living at home and to the staff of Chosen Valley Care Center for providing excellent care of Doris for the past 19 years.

Doris is survived by her husband, Glen of Fountain; children, Dawn (Tim) Mulhern of Fountain, Dean (Carmen) Thomas of Zumbrota, and Wayne (Samantha) Thomas of Fountain; siblings, Idella (Eugene) Papenfuss of Holman, Wis., Richard (Florene) Holten of Cresco, Iowa, Linda (Thomas Ewoldt) Sanders of New Albin, Iowa, Charlie (Judy) Holten of Spring Grove, and David Holten of Spring Grove; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Marian.

Funeral Services for Doris will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at Root Prairie Lutheran Church with Rev. Mark Docken officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at Root Prairie Lutheran Church and will continue for one hour prior to the service on Friday. Burial will be held in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston at 2 p.m. Friday following the service.

Memorials are preferred to Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.

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