Former Storm Lake business woman Ella Dodge, 93, passed away at Wheaton Community Hospital in Wheaton, Minn. Thursday, Sept. 7, following a lengthy illness.
Memorial services were held on Sept. 11 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wheaton. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Aurelia.
Ella Dodge was born Nov. 7, 1906 to Mary and William Heimsoth near Aurelia. She was baptized and confirmed in March, 1919 at Hanover Lutheran Church in Hanover.
She attended country schools in Cherokee County and graduated from Aurelia High School. She attended Morningside College in Sioux City and Cedar Falls Extension in the summer.
She taught in country schools for 10 years in Cherokee and Buena Vista Counties.
Mrs. Dodge owned Ella's Cafe in Storm Lake from 1944 until 1958. She bought Dodge's Resort in Lake Traverse in South Dakota, where she resided until 1995. Following her retirement, she was a resident of Wheaton, Minn.
Mrs. Dodge was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; one brother Erwin Heimsoth and one sister Florence Darelius.
She is survived by her sister Lillian Huber of Storm Lake and eight nieces and nephews.