Dorothy Ren’e Hersrud (Gilbert)
Dorothy Ren’e Gilbert, age 77, was born June 25, 1944 in Mott N.D. to Charles R. Gilbert and Evelyn G. Rose (Gilbert.) She transitioned on July 1, 2021.
She married Russell S. Hersrud on September 29, 1962. They divorced in 1983.
Ren’e, as she preferred to be called, grew up in Mott N.D. and earned her Bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 1974 at University of Mary in Bismarck N.D. She continued her education with a Master’s of education in 1984 at North Dakota State University in Fargo N.D. Wanting to continue her education she obtained her Doctorate of Philosophy in 1994 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Ren’e taught at Richholt Elementary in Bismarck N.D.; Mott Public School in Mott N.D.; Mankato State University in Mankato MN.; as well as Oglala Lakota College in Pine ridge S.D.
Her interests included the power of crystals, music, reading, spirituality and being in the forest.
She is survived by her daughters, Shannon Gilbert and Stacy Bannerman; son and daughter in-law Steve and Monique Hersrud; grandchildren Keegan and Kennedy Hersrud.
The family is holding a private family gathering.
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