Dorianne “Dori” Rote

August 29, 1971 ~ November 1, 2018

Rote, Dori_OvalDorianne “Dori” Rote, 47, Sioux Falls, died Thursday, November 1, 2018, at Ava’s House Hospice facility in Sioux Falls.

Memorial Services will be 1:00pm, Monday, November 5, 2018, at Heartland Funeral Home, with visitation beginning at 11:00am.

Dorianne “Dori” Tunell was born August 29, 1971 in Sioux Falls to Denny and Marianne (Flinn) Tunell. She was raised in Sioux Falls. Dori was active in sports, playing softball and basketball. She also enjoyed and was very talented at freehand sketching and drawing. After graduating from Lincoln High School, Dori immediately started working in daycare. She met and married Richie Tulio and the couple had one son, Ryan. Eventually Dori married Jon Rote on August 16, 2009. The couple also had two children, Nathan and Mason, as well as raising Jon’s son, Jered.

Dori loved and adored her family. They enjoyed trips together to Omaha, NE, to the zoo or to stay in motels with water parks for birthday parties. One of the favorite trips that Dori took was with Jon to Naples, FL. She had never seen the ocean until then and loved watching the stingrays and dolphins. Dori was also known for her craftiness. She enjoyed making and gifting photo albums for different occasions to her friends and family.

Dori will be deeply missed by her husband, Jon; four sons, Ryan Tulio, Nathan, Mason and Jered Rote; her parents, Denny and Maxine Tunell, Sioux Falls, three siblings, Jason Tunell, Stacia Tarr, and Jason Roberts; parents-in-law, Don and Carol Rote, Sioux Falls; two brothers-in-law, Steve and Tom Rote; many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews; and very special friend, Judy Tulio, Sioux Falls.

Dori was preceded in death by her mother, Marianne.

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  • Diane Pape says:

    Our hearts and prayers go out to you Denny, and to Dori’s entire family. We will keep you all in prayer. Frances Sieler and Diane

  • Jan & Dave Cauley says:

    Dear Jon,
    We are so sorry to learn of the passing of your wife, Dori. She was a vibrant and energetic woman who spread joy to those who knew her. We are sorry that we will not be able to be there for her memorial service on Monday because we are not on the mainland. You and your boys will be in our thoughts.

  • Lynne and Ken Rote says:

    So sorry to hear of your tragic loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. May happy memories be of comfort to you.

  • Mary says:

    Dear Denny and Maxi, I am so very sorry you lost your girl Dori. Hugs, Mary

  • Lisa Bass says:

    Dori you will deeply missed. Miss your beautiful face, smile & laugh.

  • Mark & Mindy Slendy says:

    Jon & Family ~ Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Keep the memories close.

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