Dorothea Ruth Fuerst was born March 11, 1921 at Kaylor SD to Emanuel and Dorthea (Wagner) Fuerst. She attended school in Kaylor. Later she moved to Yankton and then to Mitchell where she made her home.
She is survived by one brother, Ervin (Leota) Fuerst, Sioux Falls and one sister, Delores Sample, Mandan ND and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and seven sisters.