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Dorothy R. Brabec

Dorothy R. Brabec, age 54, of rural Howard Lake died Sunday, May 9, 2004 at the Buffalo hospital.

She was born Nov. 25, 1949 in Elk River, the daughter of Cletus A. and Delphine C. Kasper Vetsch.

Dorothy graduated from St. Michael High School in 1967.

Dorothy and Edward R. Brabec were joined in holy marriage May 16, 1970, at The Church of St. Albert in Albertville. God blessed their marriage with three children.

Dorothy worked in banking for many years and has been employed since April 1, 1985 at the Citizens State Bank in Waverly.

She was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly and was a Eucharist minister. She gave communion to nursing home residents.

Dorothy also belonged to Homemakers, Card Club and to The UnBowling Club.

She is survived by her husband, Ed Brabec; children: Karen (Bernie) Lueck of Winsted, Dan Brabec of Howard Lake, and Scott (Angie) Brabec of Maple Lake; and grandchildren: Anthony and Amelia, Zach, and Lauren and Erin.

Dorothy is further survivied by brothers and sisters: Ron Vetsch of Maple Grove, Betty (Phil) Horsch of Monticello, Patty (Gary) Lenz of Albertville, Loren (Kristin) Vetsch of Browerville, Mark Vetsch of Monticello, Marvin (Brenda) Vetsch of Silver Lake and Keith Vetsch of Monticello; mother-in-law, Irene C. Brabec of Waverly; and many, many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Emily E. Brabec; her parents, Cletus and Delphine Vetsch; a sister, Annette Vetsch; a brother, Allen Vetsch; and her father-in-law, Raymond Brabec.

A Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Church of St. Mary in Waverly. The Rev. Timothy Cloutier was the celebrant. Interment followed at Woodland Cemetery .

Friends called Tuesday, May 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. A prayer service took place at 7 p.m.

Casketbearers were Andrew Vetsch, Randy Horsch, Jeff Lenz, Dale Vogl, Travis Svacina, and Troy Paumen.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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