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Selma M. Dose

April 28, 1930 ~ September 19, 2022 (age 92)


Selma Dose, age 92 of Arlington passed away Monday, September 19, 2022 at Sibley Ridgeview Medical Center. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 23rd at Zion Lutheran Church in Arlington with Rev. Paul Kratzke officiating. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 22nd at the Kolden Funeral Home in Arlington with visitation continuing one hour prior to the service time at the church on Friday. Interment will be in the Arlington Public Cemetery.

Selma Marie (Riebe) Dose was born on a farm near Gaylord MN, to Henry and Lillie (Raduenz) Riebe on April 28, 1930. She was so loudly announcing her arrival, that her parents made sure to baptize her right there on the farm at 3 am that morning, by the Rev John Busch.  Her sponsors that early morning, were Sophie Raduenz, Louis Riebe, Ferdinand Riebe. She was confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church by Rev. John Bradtke on 4/2/1944. Her chosen Bible verse was John 3:16. She was married to Willmar H. Dose at St. Paul's Lutheran Church by Rev. John Bradtke on 12/19/1947.

Selma farmed for 29 years, moved to town, and retired March 1976. Together they raised twelve children, and were blessed with 24 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. Selma grew up on a dairy farm, and worked alongside Willmar on their farm near Arlington. She enjoyed dancing, gardening, canning, baking, camping, traveling, fishing, search-a-word puzzles, extensive flower gardening and bird watching. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran quilters, the Polk-A Lovers Club of America, attended countless festivals, and served as the princess of the club in 1998-99. She was cared for by family, and lived in her own home through her 92nd year.

Her angel wings arrived on the morning of Sept. 19, 2022 while surrounded by family. Blessed be her memory.

Selma is preceded in death by her parents; Henry and Lillie Riebe, husband Willmar, and son Gerald. She is survived by her children; Robert (Nancy) Dose, Lester (Carla) Dose, Kenny (Joni) Dose, Gail (David) Schuch, Rodney Dose, Joan (Duane) Vinkemeier, Diane Pautz, Mary (Dale) Nelson, Brian (Jill) Dose, Brenda (Kevin) Jacques, Karla Mikkelson (Jon Thompson), sisters; Evelyn Dittmer and Irene Bulau, 24 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren.

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September 22, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kolden Funeral Services - Arlington
310 W. Adams Street
Arlington, MN 55307

Funeral Service
September 23, 2022

2:00 PM
Zion Lutheran Church (Arlington)

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