|Birth: ||Sep. 29, 1913|
Cerro Gordo County
|Death: ||Apr. 7, 2013|
GARNER - Dorothy E. Hollatz, 99, of Garner died Sunday, April 7, 2013 at the Concord Care Center in Garner.
Funeral services will be held 10 A.M., Saturday, April 13th at St. John's Lutheran Church east of Garner with Rev. Carl Hedberg officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 P.M., Friday at the Cataldo Funeral Chapel, 160 E. 4th St., in Garner and will continue one hour prior to services at the church.
Dorothea Elizabeth Hollatz, the daughter of Gustav and Louise (Dorow) Pueggel, was born September 29, 1913 on her parents' farm northwest of Clear Lake. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church near Garner. Dorothy attended the rural schools near her home, St. John's Parochial School and graduated from Ventura High School in 1931. She continued her education at Waldorf College in Forest City graduating with a teacher certificate. She taught in elementary schools at Garner, Ventura and Colwell, Iowa. On August 15, 1937 she was married to Conrad "Connie" Hollatz at St. John's Lutheran Church. They farmed northeast of Garner for 55 years until their retirement. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 15, 1987. After Connie's death on December 4, 1991, Dorothy moved to a condo in Garner. She later moved to Prairie View Apartments in Garner and in 2007 the Concord Care Center. Besides the special joy of her family, Dorothy enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, playing cards, bowling (until she was 89), watching the Garner church league softball games and fishing in Minnesota. The family was thankful she could travel to Colorado, Long Island, NY, Minnesota and go on local country drives or for pancakes at Perkins in later years. In addition, the family spent many special hours playing games and reminiscing via her diaries (which she started at age 12), collections of Des Moines Register cartoons, artistic pieces, greeting card scrapbooks and favorite poems.
She was a lifetime member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Church was an important part of Dorothy's whole life which included Walter League days, Ladies Aid activities and teaching Sunday school for 25 years.
Dorothy is survived by her three children, Sandra Accola of Minneapolis, MN, Dean (Kathy) Hollatz of Grand Junction, CO and Donn (Taryn) Hollatz of Marshalltown; grandchildren, Terence Accola of Brooklyn, NY, Hans (Bella) Accola of Brooklyn, NY and their two children, Charlotte and Margot, Steven Accola of Minneapolis, MN, Elizabeth Hollatz of Ft. Collins, CO and Allyson (April) Baird of Grand Junction, CO; a step-grandson, James (fiancée, Kieran) Bierly of Des Moines and son, Landon; a brother, Arnold Pueggel of Clear Lake; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Connie; and sisters, Esther Pueggel, Agnes Hollatz and Anna Radloff.
Gustav A. Pueggel (1884 - 1966)
Louise Alberta Dorow Pueggel (1887 - 1982)
Conrad Emil Hollatz (1909 - 1991)
Esther Lydia Pueggel (1911 - 2001)*
Dorothy Elizabeth Pueggel Hollatz (1913 - 2013)
Anna Ottilie Puggel Radloff (1915 - 2011)*
Agnes Louise Pueggel Hollatz (1918 - 1964)*
Saint Johns Cemetery
Created by: Richard Bohn
Record added: Jul 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93579947