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Dorothy M. Schaust, 88

Dorothy M. Schaust, age 88, of Delano, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, with her family by her side at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

She was born June 23, 1922, to Ambrose and JoHanna (Russek) Wilhelm in Maple Plain.

Dorothy was a loving, perfect partner for 63 years; a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her son, Loren Robert Schaust; parents Ambrose and Johanna Wilhelm; a sister, Loretta Covey; and a brother-in-law, Adrian “Bill” Covey.

Dorothy is survived by her loving husband, Loren; children Donna Nesbitt (Richard Tucker), Doug (Becky) Schaust, and Bonnie (Steve) Meyer; grandchildren Brandon Nesbitt (Kristy Johnson), Amber Nesbitt, Robert Schaust, Ryan Schaust, and Andrew Meyer; and great grandson Kadin Nesbitt.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Tuesday, Feb. 1 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano. The Rev. Christopher Wenthe celebrated the Mass, with interment in the Calvary Cemetery in Delano.

Casket bearers were Dorothy’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.