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Dorothy Feland

d. April 24, 2014

Dorothy Feland, 82, Flasher, died peacefully at her home on April 24, 2014 surrounded by love.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, May 3 at Flasher High School. Burial will be at Fairhill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm on Friday, May 2 at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan, with a prayer service at 7 pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the school on Saturday.
Dorothy Arlene Maas was born on January 2, 1932 in Solen, North Dakota to Gladys and Leo Maas, and a special daughter to Yarl Fristad. A free spirited youth, she enjoyed riding her horse, going to dances, and outdoor activities. She met Raymond Banning “Jr.” at a dance, where he swore he would marry her one day, and he did on July 3, 1953. They moved to the family farm in Flasher where they raised four mischievous boys Kevin, Kim, Raymond (III), and Kory Banning. Dorothy loved the farm life and had no fear of getting her hands dirty with farm chores. In 1979, Jr. and Dorothy parted ways and Dorothy moved to town. She began working at Mor-Gran-Sou where she developed life-long friendships with her co-workers. Along with working, Dorothy kept busy traveling the world with friends, sewing, quilting, giving haircuts and perms in her kitchen, and spoiling her grandchildren, Brian, Raymond (IV), Sarah, Amber, and Brooke Banning.
Dorothy met a tall, handsome cowboy, Robert “Bob” Feland, and fell in love again. They were married on May 12, 1984. Dorothy was a caring second mother to Bob’s children Dean and Patty, as well as loved his grandchildren, Marlo, Alan, Travis, Karla, Kai, and great-grandchildren, Tyler, Trey, Mariesa, Alisia, Sheldon, and one great, great-grandchild, Kiara as if they were her own. Bob and Dorothy enjoyed restoring homes, going to garage sales, and welcoming loved ones into their home. Dorothy considered all of her friends as part of her family and loved them dearly. Although Dorothy had no daughters, she cherished and loved Martha Stribling and Penny Mullaney as daughters of her own.
On March 14, 2013, Dorothy and the family received terrible news that she had cancer in her sinuses. She went on to have surgery in April followed by a month of radiation treatment and became cancer free. The strong-willed woman Dorothy was, she refused to allow this disease to stop her from enjoying life. You would still find her in the yard weeding and teaching life lessons and cooking tricks to her grandchildren. Dorothy gracefully endured a road trip to Colorado with family to happily witness her grandson, Ray, marry his love, Lizzy. During this time, Dorothy was also able to spend precious time with her great-grandson, Preston. During the rehabilitation process, Dorothy went into the care of Elm Crest Manor. There, she and Bob were able to enjoy more valuable time together. Unfortunately, on April 4, 2014, Dorothy and family were struck again with the devastating news that Dorothy’s cancer had returned and was terminal. As always, Dorothy handled the news with dignity and poise. She was given the time to tell her family once again how much she loved them and said her goodbyes. Dorothy’s wish was to go back home to Flasher, and that she did on Tuesday, April 22. On April 24, surrounded by her girls, Martha, Penny, Sarah, and Amber, Dorothy left us peacefully.
Dorothy is survived by her husband, her sons, grandchildren, and numerous other relatives. She is preceded in death by her son, Raymond Michael Banning (III).
The family wishes to thank everyone for the continued support, phone calls, emails, cards, and visits. We would like to also thank the caring staff of Elm Crest Manor, Dr. Wink and staff at Sanford, and Dr. Watkins and staff at Bismarck Cancer Center.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Bismarck Cancer Center in Dorothy’s name would be appreciated.

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