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Dorothy Uhrig, age 93, Philip, S.D., died Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Dorothy May Little, better known as “Dolly” to her family and friends, was born Oct. 22, 1924, in Plymouth, Mich., to Alva Clarence Little and Marie E. (Engel) (Little) Paul.
She grew up and went to school in Ypsilanti, Mich., through the eighth grade, while living on the family farm. She met Edmund Dale Uhrig while he was in the service, and they were united in marriage in 1944. To this union three children were born, David E. Uhrig, Philip, Anna M. (Uhrig-Larson) Cvach (husband Larry), Midland, and Danial A. Uhrig (wife Marilyn), Philip.
During her life she worked as a bookkeeper, bus driver, hotel clerk, store clerk, sold Avon and did various other jobs. She also enjoyed crocheting, painting, drawing, quilting, camping and fishing, and was also an avid reader and loved playing games.
Survivors include her children, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, which includes step-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Jim (Marlene) Uhrig, Pierre, Bill (Tina) Uhrig, Nebraska, and Joann (Uhrig-Russell) Sharp, Summerset; one sister-in-law, Agens “Aggie” Uhrig, Lead; two brothers, Kenneth Paul, Michigan, and Ron Paul and wife, Florida; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Edmund, Jan. 1, 1994; her parents, Alva and Marie Little; great-grandson, Zachary Scott Larson; sister Betty; several aunts and uncles, and a few brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip, with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.
Memorial services will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the American Legion Hall in Philip, with Pastor Cindy Bisser officiating.
Arrangements are with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.