Dorothy Marie Blank, age 85, went to be with the Lord on November 25, 2015. She was born in Long Prairie, Minnesota to Charles and Clara (Determan) Siegle. She attained a Medical Technologist degree in Minnesota. Dorothy was a devoted mother of five children and devoted to her husband. She has been a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oak Ridge for 48 years. Dorothy loved gardening, working at St. Mary's White Elephant, participating in her grandchildren's lives, and being a guiding presence for her family. She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Donald Siegle, her daughter, Janice Blank, and her husband, Merle Blank. Dorothy is survived by four children, Dr. Nancy Blank (Dr. William Pryor), David Blank (Vicki Ebert Blank), Linda Payne (Dr. Wesley Payne), and Jim Blank (Elizabeth Pressley Blank), and 9 grandchildren, Captain William Pryor, MD, Alison Pryor, Jessica Blank, Stephen Blank, Kendall (Payne) Allen, Anderson Payne, Taylor Payne, Brittany (Blank) Farabollini, and Haley Blank. She is also survived by brother Allen Siegle and wife Evelyn, and in laws Lorraine Siegle, Arlene Tangborn, Robert Blank and wife Lorene, and Evelyn Blank (Harry Cregar) as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Saturday, December 5th at St. Mary's Parish in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Visitation will begin at 12:30 pm followed by the Funeral Mass at 2 pm. Graveside service will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Gardens.
We will always miss you Mom, yet find joy in your eternal life in heaven provided through the grace given freely by our Lord and Savior.
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