Dorothy Green

Obituary of Dorothy Sivia Green

Dorothy Sivia (Aho) Alanen Green, 90, of Cloquet passed away Monday December 27, 2021, in Plainview Estates.  She was born January 7, 1931, in Menahga, MN in her grandmother's summer kitchen to Hans and Aune (Kinnunen) Aho.  She graduated from Frazee High School in 1949 and she moved to Cloquet around 1950.  Dorothy married Arthur Donald Alanen on July 28, 1952, in Wolf Lake, MN until his passing in 1981.  She then married Alfred Green on March 1, 1986, in Niswa, IA until his passing in 1996.  


She owned and operated Art’s Bike Shop and Alanen Concrete along with Art for many years in Cloquet.  She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where she was a deaconess, and involved with the church in the WMF, Hotdish hotline, and was the leader of Cloquet Christian Women’s Bible Study.  Dorothy loved gardening and wore out many lawn mowers. 


She was preceded in death by her husbands, Arthur Alanen, Alfred Green; parents; brother, Melvin; and a sister, Shirley Johnson.   


Dorothy is survived by her son, Art (Brenda) Alanen of Cloquet; brother, John (Karen) Aho; sister-in-law, Ruby Aho; grandson, Isaac Alanen; granddaughters, Lydia (Timothy) Johnson, Miriam (Joshua) Effinger; great-grandchildren, Finnley Alanen, Cadence, Titus, Malachi, Verity Johnson; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.      


A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  Services entrusted to Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St, Cloquet.  To sign the guestbook and leave and online tribute see


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