Dorothy Mae Lindvig – Post Bulletin


Dorothy Mae Lindvig, 90, died on January 14, 2022 at her home in Rochester, Minnesota. Dorothy was born April 7, 1931 to parents Harold and Evelyn (Schemmel) Wegner in Alameda, California and grew up in Lima Center, Wisconsin.

Dorothy graduated from Whitewater High School in 1948, then attended college at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. She furthered her education by earning a Masters in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Dorothy began her teaching career in Wisconsin and continued in Bozeman, Montana. There she met Howard Lindvig, and on August 16, 1961, Dorothy and Howard were married in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dorothy was most proud of her work as a librarian and loved her career as head of the library at the Rochester Area Vocational Technical Institute. Rochester residents since 1963, the couple founded, owned and operated the Rental Depot for 35 years. She remained active in the business until her husband’s death in 2000. Dorothy was an active member of the Rochester Covenant Church, sang in the church choir, volunteered with Channel One and has spent many years playing the piano for church services at Madonna Towers. Her favorite hobbies included gardening, quilting, sewing, dressmaking and she was an avid reader.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Gail (Steve) Howard of Rochester, MN and Bruce (Carolyn) Lindvig of Arvada, CO; grandchildren, Jason Howard and Emma Lindvig; sister, Lucille Wegner of Plainfield, WI. She was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Howard Lindvig.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Rochester Covenant Church, 4950 31st Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901. Visitation will be one hour before the church service. Burial will be in Oakwood East Cemetery. Due to COVID-19, wearing a mask will be mandatory and social distancing will be respected.

Memorials are suggested at Madonna Towers.

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to serve the Lindvig family; to share a special memory or condolences, please visit


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