Dorothy F. Haselhorst
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Dorothy F. Haselhorst, age 90 of Randolph, Nebraska died on Monday evening, May 8, 2017 at the Colonial Manor of Randolph.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Randolph with the Rev. Timothy Forge't officiating. Burial will be at the St. Frances cemetery in Randolph. Visitation will be on Friday, at church, from 5-7:00 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington, Nebraska.

Pallbearers will be David Smith, Jonathan Lewis, Trevor Lewis, Greg and Loren Haselhorst, and Randy Beck. Honorary pallbearers will be Shirley Kruger, Darlene Ducey, Ron Burns, Marie Lenhoff, Loretta Gubbels, Gurney and Mary Ann Lorenz, and Delores Haselhorst.

Pallbearers for visitation will be Josh and John Graham, Chuck, Gary, Vernon, David and Dan Haselhorst.

Dorothy F. Haselhorst was born on October 8, 1926 in Randolph, NE to Tony and Helen (Kelsch) Backer. She grew up in Randolph and graduated from Randolph High School. Dorothy worked for the City of Randolph after high school in the City Clerk's office. She married Marvin E. Haselhorst on January 16, 1947 in Randolph. She and Marvin farmed near Randolph.

Dorothy was a member of St. Frances Church and Ladies Guild, and the Whareham card club. She loved to bake and make cinnamon rolls, angel food cakes, brownies, and jam. She liked to dance and to go fishing and sleigh riding with her grandkids.

Dorothy is survived by her two daughters, Doris Lewis of Houston, TX, Carol Ann Smith of Tulsa, OK; five grandchildren David and wife Windell Smith, April & husband David Benton, and Heidi Smith, Jonathan Lewis, Trevor and wife Andrea Lewis; four great grandchildren, Athena Smith, Elle Benton, Liam & Everson Lewis; one brother Ed Backer of Seattle, WA; two sisters Joan Synovec of Seattle, WA, Shirley Krueger of Carthage, MO.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Marvin on June 3, 1984 at the age of 58 years; three sisters Marie Allen, Vernelle Miner and Arlene Graham.




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My mother n law Dorothy was always very kind to me and so special to my children. She will certainly be missed. Over the last 12 years she and I enjoyed more then 400 phone calls on all sorts of topics. Dorothy thank you,

Love David


I always enjoyed our visits when I came home in the summer and our exchanges at Christmas! Dorothy was a special lady! She will be missed and thought of often! I always loved the fact that she, Darlene, and my dad were born on the same day of the same year and always spent their birthdays together. I'm sure God needed her to come enjoy his flower gardens with her!

Our sympathies go out to all her family and friends.

Love, Kathy Karmire and family


I remember Dorothy from my mom's involvement with the Wareham Club and one summer I was privileged to care for some of her grandkids a long time ago. Sending gentle thoughts as you are traveling this journey.

Melissa Coenen-Grubb

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