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  1. #1
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    MN - Dorothy Limestahl, 46, Winona, 1 Oct 1985

    I can't find a thread for Dorothy. She went missing 1 Oct 1985 from Winona, MN. There is very little info on her disappearance and the one photo is from 1972.

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    Dorothy Mae Limestahl
    Missing Since: October 01, 1985
    Location Last Seen: Winona, Winona County, Minnesota
    Physical Description
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 46 yrs old
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Height at Time of Disappearance: 5'3"
    Weight at Time of Disappearance: 110 lbs
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Brown
    Alias(s) / Nickname(s): None
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: None
    Dentals: Available
    Fingerprints: Not Available
    DNA: Not Available
    Clothing: Unknown
    Jewelry: Unknown
    Additional Personal Items: Unknown
    Circumstances of Disappearance: Ms. Limestahl has been missing since October 01, 1985.
    Agency Name: Winona County Sheriff Office
    Agency Phone Number: 507-457-6368
    Agency Case Number: 890111

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/3359dfmn.html
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/12978/73

    According to an obituary I found, Dorothy left behind a husband and possibly some children.

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    Originally Dorothy Moen. Married Kenneth Limestahl in 1961. Seems to have had several children from the obituary of her grandson who died in 2015.

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    Here is Dorothy’s wedding announcement, including detail on her family and her profession as a medical technician. (NB, there was another Dorothy Moen living in the same area at the same time but her father’s name was Alfred, whereas Dorothy Moen Limestahl’s father was Edwin). https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/43530487/
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    Dorothy’s sister Beverly’s wedding announcement. https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/43626613/

    Dorothy’s sister Jeanette’s obituary from 2001 which infers that the family believe Dorothy is deceased (i.e. she’s not listed as a surviving sibling) http://lacrossetribune.com/lifestyle...5e16d447e.html

    Birth announcement for Dorothy’s son Todd – it appears they were living in Albuquerque at that time (1966) https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/81903740/

    Dorothy’s father’s listing on findagrave lists out all the siblings but misspells Limestahl https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cg...GRid=141415071

    No reference to Dorothy’s disappearance in anything that I can find online including in the social media of family (as far as I can see so far).

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    Looks like she married a second time in 1984 in Nevada: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VVDG-1TZ

    They divorced in Minnesota in May 1985: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VKSD-P16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener1850 View Post
    Looks like she married a second time in 1984 in Nevada: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VVDG-1TZ

    They divorced in Minnesota in May 1985: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VKSD-P16
    That's a quick turnaround for a divorce isn't it? Maybe I watch too much TV but don't you have to wait a couple of years before it's finalised in the US?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnynz View Post
    That's a quick turnaround for a divorce isn't it? Maybe I watch too much TV but don't you have to wait a couple of years before it's finalised in the US?
    It depends on the state and the reasons for the divorce. They all have different laws. I know from doing Genealogy that I have seen plenty of marriages end that quickly. Since they were married in Las Vegas, perhaps they never lived together and it was easy to show the court that? IDK. But if she kept using the last name of her second husband and decided to start a new life with that name, she would be harder to find. I found many people named Dorothy Baron in public address records but it's hard to find evidence any of them are her.
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    As I've been reading more it dawned on me that Whitehall (WI) is a rather small town - suppose maybe 1,500 give or take at the time. I have relatives from there. Cousins off my mom or something like that - but some still keep in touch. I'll reach out to them and see if anyone was familiar with the family or situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damarna View Post
    As I've been reading more it dawned on me that Whitehall (WI) is a rather small town - suppose maybe 1,500 give or take at the time. I have relatives from there. Cousins off my mom or something like that - but some still keep in touch. I'll reach out to them and see if anyone was familiar with the family or situation.

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    Thanks, Damarna! It would be great if someone could find news coverage from when Dorothy went missing. Maybe the small town paper has something not online? Or even an old yearbook photo of her. Even though she went missing in her 40's a clearer picture of her from when she was younger could be age enhanced.
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