Mary C. Dahlke, age 73, of Dassel, passed away Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe.
A funeral service will take place Friday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m., at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson.
Interment will take place Saturday, Sept. 26, at 1 p.m., at Owatonna Memorial Gardens in Owatonna. Pastor John Pasche will officiate.
Casket bearers will be Ryan Johnson, Jordan Johnson, James Jensen, Michael Olson, William “Billy” Rott, and Darin Rott.
Mary Allen Jensen Dahlke was born March 2, 1947, in Owatonna. She was the daughter of Oren and Catherine (Herron) Allen. Mary was baptized March 16, 1947, at Church of St. Mary’s in Blooming Prairie, and later confirmed in her faith as a youth in the Catholic faith.
She received her education in Blooming Prairie, and was a graduate with the Blooming Prairie High School class of 1965.
Mary was united in marriage to James Jensen, July 23, 1966. This marriage was blessed with four children; Brian, Tonia, Tamara Marie, and MaryBeth. They shared 11 years of marriage, until the passing of James July 14, 1977.
Mary was united in marriage to Richard Dahlke at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna, Aug. 14, 1987. Together, with Richard’s four children; Lowell, Racquel, Eric, and Aaron, they became one family. Mary and Richard resided in Dassel. They shared 33 years of marriage.
Mary worked at various jobs, and then was employed as a lead/supervisor at Hutchinson Technology Incorporated, until she retired in 1996.
Mary enjoyed going to casinos, traveling, watching sports, and soap operas, and spending time with her grandchildren. She also was a hospice and hospital auxiliary volunteer.
Mary is survived by her husband, Richard Dahlke of Dassel; children, Brian Jensen and wife, Heather, of Fairmont; Tonia Johnson and husband, Russ, of Hutchinson; stepchildren, Lowell Dahlke and wife, Bobbie, of Rockford; Racquel Rott and husband, Sam, of Faribault; Eric Dahlke and wife, Kristin, of Dassel, MN, Aaron Dahlke of Hutchinson, MN; grandchildren, Ryan Johnson and fiancée, Amelia Preddy; Brittany Jensen and fiancé, James McCleskey; James Jensen; Jordan Johnson; William Rott; Michael Olson; Darin Rott; Emily Olson; Kylie Johnson; Kendalyn Dahlke; one great-grandson, Brayden Johnson; brother, Joseph Allen and wife, Ellen, of Kasson; sister-in-law, Terry Allen of Rochester; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Oren and Catherine Allen; first husband, James Jensen; daughters in infancy, Tamara Jensen, MaryBeth Jensen; brother, James Allen; and sister, Donna Ditlevson.
Arrangements are by the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson. Online Obituaries and Guest Book available at www.hantge.com.