Dorothy Kaczmarek, 77

Dorothy C. Kaczmarek, age 77, of Litchfield, passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at her residence.

She was born Dec. 25, 1937, in Gary, SD, the daughter of Arnold and Elinor (Stone) Moeller.

Dorothy was baptized and confirmed at a Lutheran church in Gary, SD.

She was married to Darrell Sasse, and had three children: Robin, Dawn, and Alan.

Dorothy was joined in marriage to Leonard Kaczmarek May 15, 1990, in Gary, SD.

Dorothy was formerly employed as an assistant manager of a group home for Lutheran Social Services.

She attended St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Litchfield.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, Leonard A. Kaczmarek; children: Robin (Dennis) Bondhus of Monticello, Dawn Sasse of Hutchinson, and Alan (Kristin) Sasse of Burnsville; 12 grandchildren: Amber, Mitchell, Carsten, Brandon, Nikiesha, Evan, Ryan, Zachary, Faith, Alexander, Lisa, and Galadriel; and two great-grandchildren, Collin and Camden.

She is further survived by two sisters and three brothers: Betty (Stan) Bergeson of Madison, MN, Bernice (Tony) Schlehuber of Fort Collins, CO, Jack (Marie) Moeller of Lancaster, PA, Ed (Dianna) Moeller of Rosemount, and Jim (Karyl) Moeller of Gary, SD; as well as other relatives and friends.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; and by a nephew, Michael Moeller.

Funeral services took place Friday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Litchfield with the Rev. Craig Engel officiating. Marion Rick was the organist for the funeral service.

Visitation was Friday, Feb. 6 at the church from noon until the time of the services.

Casket bearers were Brandon, Zachary and Alexander Bondhus; Carsten Sasse, Mitchell Delosoul, and Carl Packa.

The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.mareshfuneralhome.com.

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