Dorothy Ann Barnes, age 96, of Isanti and formerly of Milaca, died June 9, 2021 at Prairie Senior Cottages in Isanti. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 16th at Strike Life Tributes in Cambridge. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral Wednesday. Interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery at 11:30 AM on Thursday.
Dorothy married James Barnes in 1956 meeting at the Naval Base in San
Diego. They moved from San Diego to Kodiak Alaska, back to San Diego then to Brooklyn Park Minnesota, from there back to Rushville and Milroy, Indiana and finally to Milaca, Minnesota. She loved to garden, make jelly and was a most excellent baker and cook.
Dot and Jim loved to travel and meet new people. They took many vacations to the Caribbean, Hawaii, Alaska cruises and Sub Vets conventions and made many friends along the way. Dot and Jim loved to be close to relatives and family get together’s were frequent and lots fun. Stories that would fill volumes of books were told and lots of jokes too.
Mom and dad loved each other and would do anything to be together and be happy. Their love for each other was their greatest bond and it showed every day and everyone that knew them saw it.
Our mother went by many names, Dorothy, Dot, Dottie, Mom, Grandma, and Great Grandma. No matter what name you called her by, you loved her and will miss her deeply.
We love you Mom, Dad. We all will see you again in our due time.
Dorothy is survived by her son, Larry (Diane) Barnes; daughter, Michelle (Dean) Gallus; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and by many other relatives and friends.