Dorothy Belgum Knight, St. Anthony Park, died suddenly Nov. 4 at age 85.

Dorothy was born in Chippewa Falls Township, Minn. As the daughter of an interim Lutheran pastor, she grew up in small towns across Wisconsin, North Dakota and Minnesota. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in teaching from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn., and a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota. She spent 45 years teaching special education in St. Paul Public Schools.

She enjoyed bird watching, travel, music and walking at Lake Como. Dorothy was proud of her Norwegian heritage and enjoyed volunteering at Mindekirken Norwegian Lutheran Church, Minneapolis. Above all, Dorothy loved her family. Staying connected with her friends and family, regardless of location, was her overwhelming focus. Dorothy was a spirited, smart, quick-witted woman with a deep faith and commitment to community.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Anton and Selma Belgum, and brothers, Harold, Joseph and David. She is survived by her son, Joseph (Kelly).

Her funeral was held Nov. 14 at Mindekirken Norwegian Lutheran Church.

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