|Birth: ||Nov. 5, 1919|
|Death: ||Apr. 3, 2011|
Dorothy Lindgren Aumann, 91, of Caldwell, New Jersey, passed away on Sunday at Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center in Lenox, surrounded by her loving daughters.
She was born as Anna Dorothea on November 5, 1919 in Grassflat, a small coal mining town in Western Pennsylvania, the daughter of Swedish immigrants Andrew O. and Anna Cornelia Danielson Lindgren.
Her family relocated to New Jersey in 1928 and in 1936 she graduated from Grover Cleveland High School where she excelled in sports.
Upon graduation, Dorothy entered Presbyterian Nursing School and graduated in 1941 as an RN. She joined the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps as a Lieutenant and served in the Pacific during World War II. She was stationed at the Naval Hospital in Guam during the war and received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy Reserve in 1952.
After serving her country, Dorothy went on to raise five children and work at Mountainside Hospital in Glen Ridge, New Jersey as an OR nurse. She loved her work; retiring in 1992.
In 2008, she left her home of eighty years and moved to the Berkshires to be near her daughter, Jean. On Memorial Day, 2010, Dorothy donned her Navy uniform and joined in with the other Veterans in the Lenox Parade.
Dorothy is survived by three daughters; Jean Aumann of Lee, and Karen and Laura Aumann, both of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; as well as many nieces, nephews, and their families. She was predeceased by a daughter, Louise Ann Aumann, in 1979, and son, John Edward Aumann, in 2000.
A graveside service with full military honors accorded will be held at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Caldwell.
A celebration of her life is planned for later this spring in her hometown.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on April 6, 2011.
John Thomas Aumann (1924 - 1995)*
Prospect Hill Cemetery
New Jersey, USA
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Apr 06, 2011
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