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Eldoris Rodlin-Dosch

August 12, 1928 — June 20, 2023

Eldoris Rodlin-Dosch

Eldoris Rodlin Dosch passed away on Tuesday, June 20th, 2023, at Eventide-Heartland Care Center in Devils Lake, ND. She passed in her sleep, just as she had wanted.

Mass of Christian Burial for Eldoris will be on Saturday, July 8, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake. Visitation will be on Friday, July 7th from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. with a Rosary and Scripture Service at 6:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Devils Lake Cemetery.

Eldoris Ovidia was born to Thomas and Alice (Aslaug Kolrud) Wee at Nome, ND on August 12th, 1928. She was the 2nd of 5 children. From a young age, Eldoris helped with all that went along with rural life in the 1930s and 40s. The family moved to Sharon, ND where she graduated from high school in 1947.

After high school, Eldoris moved to Fargo, ND but continued to visit family and friends in the Nome area, where she met her future husband, Leland Rodlin. Her parents moved to Devils Lake, and on November 2, 1952, Eldoris and Leland were united in marriage at St. Olaf Lutheran Church. After their first son was born in 1954, Leland was working for a seismograph crew, and they began moving South. Eldoris often spoke of working at an orphanage in Colorado. Caring for children always remained a part of her life. In Colorado, Leland and Eldoris would have 3 more children.

Moving back to ND, Eldoris worked many jobs while they raised their family. Lee and Eldoris ran a café and hotel in Binford, ND, then moved to Cooperstown and finally moved back to Devils Lake. She would work at the School for the Deaf, Mercy Hospital, Lake Region Lutheran Home, Majestic Cleaners, Great Northern Café, Mayor Café, and the Eagles; where she was in the Ladies Auxiliary, serving as Auxiliary President in 1992. In the 70’s, Eldoris began caring for children again, taking in foster children, then adding daycare to the mix. Our home was always full of children, some coming in the wee hours to stay short term and others lived with us for much longer periods of time. Some came daily when their parents were at work. Some got a bit spoiled, but that was okay. There was always enough love to go around.

On March 8th, 1988, Eldoris was widowed when Leland passed away. She endured it all and kept going, continuing her child care. She really was one tough lady. 

On July 10, 1992, Eldoris was united in marriage to Ed Dosch at St. Joseph Catholic Church. In 2008, at nearly 80 years old, Eldoris decided she would retire. By that time, she was a caregiver for LRC. Ed and Eldoris enjoyed their large family of 12 kids and many grandchildren, traveling near and far until it became too difficult to travel. In 2017, they moved into Heartland Care Center. Ed passed away in October of 2018.

Survivors include Eldoris’s loving family. her 4 children: Allan Rodlin; Gary Rodlin; Janice (Duane) Henschel; Judy (Mark) Vigil all of Devils Lake; 6 grandchildren: Sarah Jean Rodlin; Crystal Hoffmeister and Joshua Henschel in Devils Lake, Jennifer (Jimmy) Marquiss; Heather (Tony) York; and Emily (Jono Glushakow) Johnson; all of California; 11 great grandchildren: Ashton Rodlin; India, Vegas and Ethan Longden; Dakotah and Wylde Marquiss; Orion and Erika York; Riley, Shiann and West Glushakow; 8 step children: Wayne (Paula) Dosch, Bismarck ND; Ed (Elaine) Dosch, Devils Lake; Rita Dosch, Albany OR; Mary (Richard) Klindtworth, Scio OR; Mark (Susan) Dosch, Gainsboro TN; Marvin (Teresa) Dosch, Maddock ND; Joan (Cy) Ellerd, Billings MT; Janice (Jefri) Jones, Horace ND; 14 step grandchildren: Brianna (Jim) Krause; Erinn and Mikaela Dosch; Tiffani (Lee) Crist and Eddie Dosch; Amanda Klindtworth, Jacob (Sara) Klindtworth, Jacob (Katie) Klindtworth; Kristina (Dominic) Guadagnoli; Stephen (Colleen) Dosch, Andrew (Becca) Dosch, and Meredithe (Hayden) Cohenaur; Johanna and Teddy Jones; 24 step great grandchildren: Deacon Krause; Lee Jaxon (LJ) and Destani Crist; Kendra Dosch; Gabriel, Gavin, and Linkin Furnish; Allison and Lauryn Klindtworth; Aniyah, Alexa, Colson, Savanna, Selah, and Hendrik Klindtworth; Adelyn Walters; Molly and Henry Dosch; Cid, Erick, Elijah and Melody Dosch; Darius and Lucien Cohenauer; also surviving Eldoris are sisters-in-law Rosemary Wee and Patricia Wee of Devils Lake, Agnes Rodlin of Colorado; niece and nephews Terry Lowe, Curtis Rodlin, Randy Rodlin, Cheryl Keiffer, Robert Rodlin, Donald Rodlin all of Colorado, Anita Rodlin of Washington, Sharon Peterson, Marla (Terry) Fuller, and Holly (Mark) Fisher; Patty Gerald all of Devils Lake; Harlan Wall, Valley City ND; Margaret (Mike) Schulz, Dickinson ND; Debbie (Jerry) Kinsey, Washington;  and Julie (Mike Martin, Valley City; Richard Wee, Devils Lake, Renae (Randall) Snyder, Utah; Rhonda Chepulis; Robin (Larry) Sanders all of Kansas, Dan Lahlum, Kathryn ND.

Preceding Eldoris in death were her parents, Tom and Alice Wee, husband Leland Rodlin, siblings Omar Wee, Helen Vasfaret, Thomas Wee, Richard D. Wee; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Alyce Wee, James Vasfaret, Albert and Evelyn Lahlum, Lloyd and Bernice Rodlin and Ernest Rodlen; nieces and nephews Ronald Wee, Kimberly Wee, Joel Wee, Tom Wall Ronald Lahlum, Sheila Armour, and Thomas Rodlin; granddaughter Tasha Rodlin, grand nephews Danny Fuller, husband Ed Dosch, and all her cousins. Eldoris was the last of her familial generation and was welcomed into the arms of those who went before her.

Whether you called her mom, grandma, aunty, or Eldoris, she made a deep and lasting impression on all who loved her. She remains forever in our hearts.




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Past Services


Friday, July 7, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Rosary and Scripture Service

Friday, July 7, 2023

6:00 - 7:15 pm (Central time)

Gilbertson-Gloger Funeral Home

509 U.S. Route 2, Devils Lake, ND 58301

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Mass Of Christian Burial

Saturday, July 8, 2023

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