Dorothy M. Hemenway

Dorothy Mae Hemenway, 85, of Park Rapids, MN passed away at home on Fri, Dec 7, 2019.

Dorothy M Bastin was born on Oct 1, 1935 in Walker, the daughter of Roy James and Minnie Clara (Strom) Bastin. She grew up and attended Laporte schools, graduating in 1953. She earned her LPN certification in 1956, moving to International Falls where she worked for a Doctor. She was married to Kenneth Holland in 1957. They raised their four children near Laporte. In the late 1970’s she began working at the Woodrest Nursing Home in Walker. Kenneth passed away in 1989. Dorothy was united in marriage to Donald F. Hemenway on Sept 19, 1998 in Park Rapids, MN and they lived in Park Rapids, MN. She was a longtime LPN at the Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids, MN, retiring in 2001.

She was an active member of the Church of Christ in Park Rapids, MN where devotion to church events was very important to her. She enjoyed gardening, cross stitching and doing puzzles.

She is survived by her husband – Donald F. Hemenway of Park Rapids, MN;

Her three sons – Roy (Sandra) Holland of Park Rapids, MN; Jeff (Brenda) Holland of Laporte, MN; Alvin (Ann) Holland of Searcy, AR; 8 grandchildren – Ashton, Austin, Chelsea, Chase, Courtney, Janelle, Justin and Kalee. 2 great granddaughters – Naomi and Ensley. Five step children – Kevin, Kerry, Kathy, Karla, and Kenny. Several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her 1st husband – Kenneth Holland, and her daughter-Julie Ann (Holland) Christensen in 2007.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 1:30 PM at the Church of Christ Church in Park Rapids, MN. Visitation is on Wed. Dec 11, 2019 from 5 until 7 PM at the Cease Family Funeral Home in Park Rapids, MN. Visitation also  one hour prior to the services at the church on Thursday. Interment will be held at the Hubbard Cemetery. Arrangements by Cease Family Funeral Home – Park Rapids, MN. Friends may leave online condolences at

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