Dorothy Ann Heinonen, 75, Mahnomen, formerly of Ponsford, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at the Mahnomen Health Center.
Dorothy Ann Heinonen, known as Dee Ann, was born March 17, 1938 in White Earth to George and Rose (Bunker) Thompson. She was raised and educated in the Ponsford area.
Dee Ann was united in marriage to Lester Hei-nonen in 1955. They lived in Montana, Chisholm, Chicago, Ill. and Minneapolis prior to returning to Ponsford in the late 1960s.
She worked as a cook for the Pine Point Nutrition Center. They later moved back to Minneapolis where she worked for the American Indian Center. They returned to Ponsford in the late 1990s.
Dee Ann enjoyed quilt-ing, cooking, baking, bead making and sewing.
Survivors include eight children, Michael (Kathy) of Minneapolis, Leslie (Valarie) of Ponsford, Perry (Tina) of Detroit Lakes, Robin (Muriel) of Ponsford, Lori Heinonen of Park Rapids, Sheila (Glenn) Harvala of Park Rapids, Lisa (Tom Butcher) Thompson of Frazee and Kevin of Detroit Lakes; 19 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and sister, Francis "Frenchie" Benjamin of Minneapolis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, three grandchildren and four brothers.
Funeral service: 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Old Pine Point School in Ponsford, Rev. Tim Brown, officiating.
Interment: Breck Me-morial Episcopal Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. Friday until the time of the service on Saturday at the Old Pine Point School in Ponsford.
David-Donehower Fu-neral Home is serving the family. Memories may be shared online at www.daviddonehower. com.