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Dorothy F. Dalbec, 88

Dorothy F. Dalbec, age 88, of Delano, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

She was born Jan. 22, 1922, to Charles and Frances (Jaunich) Schaust in Franklin Township.

Dorothy was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend.

She worked for the Delano Post Office for 23 and one-half years, Meals on Wheels in the Delano area for 25 years, counted the collection at St. Peter’s for 25 years, served as chair of the Eucharistic ministers, greeter at the blood bank, and a long-time election judge.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Russell; a sister, Valeria Bernick; and a brother-in-law, Frederick Bernick.

She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, James (Phylis) Dalbec, and John Dalbec; five grandchildren and spouses: Rhonda (Adam) Dalbec, Troy (Kristy) Dalbec, Leah (Raymond) Hawley, Julie (Kevin) Froehlich, and Brian (Ronica) Dalbec; eight great-grandchildren: Jeni, Nathan, Krista, Megan, Madison, Olivia, Rachel, and Reid; and a brother, Marvin Schaust.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Friday, Dec. 31 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano. The Rev. Christopher Wenthe celebrated the Mass, and interment was in the Calvary Cemetery in Delano.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.