Sunday, February 25, 2024

Dorine C. Sunderman


Dorine C. Sunderman, 89, of Melrose, passed away July 20, 2023, at the CentraCare Care Center in Melrose. 

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 3, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with the Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. A private inurnment will be in the parish cemetery. The Mass will be live-streamed and can be found on St. Mary’s website. Visitation will be 9:30-11 a.m., Aug. 3, at the church.

Dorine Catherine Sunderman was born April 30, 1934, in Melrose, to Joe and Kate (Althaus) Gieske. On July 6, 1955, she married Victor Sunderman at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose. Dorine worked at the Melrose Hospital and was a cook at St. Mary’s School. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and St. Mary’s Christian Mothers. Dorine enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved her flower garden, bird watching and going on trips, even an occasional trip to the casino.

Survivors include her husband, Vic Sunderman of Melrose; children Gary (Mary) Sunderman of St. Joseph, Mark (Karen) Sunderman of Melrose, and Kay (Phil) Rolfes of Albany; six grandchildren and five-great-grandchildren; sisters Marian Goerdt of Melrose and Joannie Nathe of Anoka; brother Jim Gieske of Melrose; brother-in-law Bernie Sunderman of Isle; and many nieces and nephews.

Dorine was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Pete and Chuck Gieske; sisters-in-law Ruth Ann Gieske, Louise Gieske, Delores Bromen, Margie Sunderman, Mary Sunderman, Delores Sunderman and Aurelia Sunderman; and brothers-in-law, Joe Goerdt, Dick Nathe, Hubert, Harry, and Roman Sunderman and Jerry Bromen.

A special thanks to all the wonderful people who cared for Dorine in the short time she was at the care center.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.