Dorothy Ellen “Dottie” Norris, age 83, of Minneapolis, MN, formerly of Ripon, passed away on April 10, 2019.

Dottie was born April 21, 1935, on the family farm in Ripon, WI on Co. KK, the third daughter of Ernst and Lorena Swick Neuenfeldt. She attended Osborn School and graduated from Ripon High School. She received a degree in nursing from Fond du Lac and served as Director of Nursing at Ripon College for 31 years, retiring in 2000. After her retirement she lived in Yuma, AZ for many years before moving to Minneapolis by her family. She was united in marriage to James C. Prellwitz, Laurence Sommers, and Jerry Norris.

Dottie is survived her three children, Michael (Susan Haas) Sommers, Cindy Sommers and William (Jeannie) Sommers; grandchildren, Kathryn (Adrian Malloy) Sommers, Bonnie (Chris) Budelier, Alma, Zoe (Ben), and Noah Sommers Haas, Maxwell, Bianca and Olivia Sommers; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Marjorie Lind; brother, Ernst (Ida) Neuenfeldt; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Mark; sister, Carol Wilcox; and brother, Fredrick Neuenfeldt.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, July 14, at 12:30 p.m. at Barbola Funeral Chapel in Berlin. Memorial services will be held at the funeral chapel at 1:00 p.m. Inurnment will follow in Nepeuskun Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Barbola Funeral Chapel of Berlin. Online condolences may be sent to the family at