Dolores Betsy Dopita, 92, Austin

Published 1:24 pm Friday, October 26, 2012

Dolores Betsy Dopita, 92, of Austin, Minn., died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at Comforcare Good Samaritan Center, Austin.

Dolores B. Dopita

Dolores was born Aug. 21, 1920, in Austin, the daughter of Frank and Esther (Wisberg) Larson. She graduated from Austin High School. She married Carl Henry Dopita on April 7, 1940, in Osage, Iowa. Dolores worked for the Geo. A. Hormel Co. for 37 years in the Austin office and later in the R & D department.

Dolores and Carl were charter members of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Austin. They spent their summers enjoying their cabin on the Mississippi River at Wabasha, Minn. The highlight of their summer was sharing their time with their grandchildren and the great dinners that she cooked for all to enjoy.

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She was preceded in death by her husband Carl; infant daughter Carol; sisters, Ardella and Viola; brothers, Roy, Howard, Keg and LuVerne.

Dolores is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Roger Berg, St. Charles, Minn.; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Beverly Dopita, Park City, Utah; grandchildren, Mike (Pam) Berg, St. Charles, Susan (Jon) Hoefs, Isanti, Minn., Dan (JaNae) Dopita, Park City, Dave (Tawnya) Dopita, Park City, Doug (Angela) Dopita, Corona Del Mar, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Gabby Hoefs, Chloe Hoefs, Lilly Dopita and Madison Dopita; nieces and nephews; special friend Nelly.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church with the Rev. Glenn L. Monson officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and at the church for one hour before the service on Saturday morning. A very special thank you to all of her caregivers at Primrose Retirement Community and Comforcare Good Samaritan Center in Austin.