Douglas A. Dalbec, 78

Douglas Arthur Dalbec, age 78, of Cokato, passed away at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN Jan. 21, 2021.

He was born July 23, 1942, in New Ulm, MN, to Hubert and Doris (Uecker) Dalbec.

Doug was united in marriage to Margaret “Peggy” Babatz, Aug. 24, 1963, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Wayzata. This union was blessed with three sons. They made their home on a farm in Stockholm Township, near Cokato.

Doug hauled freight in the Maple Plain area, and farmed for many years near Cokato. He enjoyed scrapping with his son, Ron, cutting wood, eating at Pizza Ranch, and watching his grandson, Alex, playing high school football and baseball.

Doug was preceded in death by his wife and parents.

He is survived by sons, Larry (Mary) Dalbec of Park Rapids, Ronald (Lori) Dalbec of Buffalo, and Duane (Mardy) Dalbec of Waite Park; three grandchildren; great-grandchildren; a brother and sister, nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.

Private family services took place Tuesday, Jan. 26 at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato.

Serving as pallbearers, were Stephanie Dalbec, Ted Dalbec, Alex Dalbec, Olivia Klausser, Lisa Fiecke, Nick Witshen, and Matt Dalbec.

Arrangements were by the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cokato and Howard Lake, 320-286-2534, www.swansonpeterson.com.

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