Jan. 13, 1922 Rockwell Cerro Gordo County Iowa, USA
Mar. 19, 2011 Rochester Olmsted County Minnesota, USA
ROCKWELL - Dorothy L. Hobbiebrunken, of 216 Third St. N., Rockwell passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at St. Marys Hospital, Rochester, Minn. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rockwell. Officiating will be the Rev. Father James William Dubert. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 22, at the Sacred Heart School with a parish wake service at 7:30 p.m. followed by a rosary. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Sacred Heart Church. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.Fullertonfh.com. Dorothy Lewine was born on Jan. 13, 1922, near Rockwell, the daughter of John and Erma (Scholl) McLaughlin. She lived on a farm west of Rockwell with her parents and attended country school, later graduating from Swaledale High School in 1939. On July 2, 1941, she was united in marriage to Alvin Hobbiebrunken at Swaledale, and to this union five sons were born. They made their home northwest of Thornton. In 1968 they moved to Sheffield where she worked as a waitress and cook at the Midtown Café. Her husband retired in 1984. In May 1993, they moved to the Century Homes in Rockwell. She did volunteer work along with her church and the Sacred Heart Guild. Dorothy is survived by three sons: Terrel and his wife Becky, South Sioux City, Neb.; Hal and his wife Judy, Hastings, Neb., Ken and his wife Brenda, Thornton; ten grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, two twin brothers Loras (Ethel) McLaughlin, Clear Lake; Loren (Margaret) McLaughlin, Mason City, a sister-in-law Delores McLaughlin, Mason City and many nieces and nephews. Her husband in January 1994, an infant son and son Daryle in 1998, parents, a sister and brother in infancy, and one brother LaVerne McLaughlin preceded her in death. Fullerton Funeral Home, 120 S. Third St., Rockwell, IA, 641-822-3191, www.Fullertonfh.com.
Published in Globe Gazette from March 20 to March 22, 2011