Dorothy "Dottie" Bushman, 74, of Chatfield, died Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Dottie was born June 10, 1946 in Rochester to Floyd and Dorothy Stailey of Pleasant Grove. A young Marvin "Doc" Bushman frequently drove his motorcycle on the roads of Pleasant Grove in hopes of getting Dottie's attention. He finally won her over and they married on December 29, 1962. She and Doc enjoyed gambling trips and classic car cruises. Dottie liked to watch Wheel of Fortune, American Pickers, Storage Wars and reading the newspaper. Her family will remember Dottie for the many favorite foods she cooked. Most especially potato salad, hot enchilada's, and oyster stew. She kept a large backyard garden, canning and sharing its harvest.
Survivors include her two sons, Marvin (Darla) Bushman, Jr., and John Bushman (Cherie Holm); grandchildren, Morgan Bushman (Angel Ramirez Roja), Alex and Abby Bushman, and a brother Butch (Marlys) Stailey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Doc on November 26, 2020 and by a daughter Jacqueline. A visitation for Dottie and Doc will be Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 4-7 p.m. at Hoff Funeral Service in St. Charles. A Celebration of Life, followed by burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, will take place in the spring. Please share a memory of Dottie at her on-online guestbook and view her video tribute when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com. Cards of sympathy may be mailed, in care of Dottie's family, to Hoff Funeral Home, PO Box 576, St. Charles, MN 55972.