Dorothy L. Dohmen, 89

Dorothy L. Dohmen, age 89, of Montgomery, formerly of New Prague, died peacefully with her family at her side on Friday, December 15, 2023.  Dorothy was born on May 6, 1934, in Primghar, IA, to Roy and Doris (Orchard) Hardin.  Dorothy met a young man, Raymond Francis Dohmen, while she was working for the Daughters of the American Revolution National Office in Washington DC.  They married on July 1, 1954, in Ft. Belvoir, VA.  

Over her life, she worked at Green Giant, Mala Strana, The Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine, as a Home Health Care aid for Le Sueur County, and a driver for Aging Services.  Longtime residents of Union Hill, Ray and Dorothy owned and operated Union Hill Bar for 12 years, possibly her favorite job, which fed her outgoing personality. 

 Dorothy was a member of the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, the American Legion Auxiliary, St. John's Church of Union Hill CCW and Choir, and Queen of Peace Volunteers.  Dorothy was a woman of many interests.  She thoroughly enjoyed baking and cooking; trying new recipes was always an adventure.  She enjoyed community plays, the Red Hat Society, playing cards, bowling, and TOPS.  Dorothy and Ray loved traveling over the years and would stop and visit many people to and from their destination and always looked forward to family campouts.  She cherished the friendship and monthly outings with the Mala group over the last 40 years.  

Ray and Dorothy's last years were spent at Traditions in Montgomery where they truly enjoyed new friends and activities.  Dotty Lou loved reading, writing, poetry, and wrote many letters to many people throughout her life.  She especially appreciated and treasured the cards and notes she most recently received from her nieces and close friends.  Dorothy's warmth and love of people will be missed by her family and many friends.

 Dorothy is survived by her children, Monica Dohmen of Baudette, Steve (Wendy) Dohmen of Le Sueur, Nancy Unger of New Prague, Greg (Stacy) Dohmen of New Prague, Tim (Connie) Dohmen of Warren, TX, Jean (Todd) Listul of Brainerd, Chris (Delilah) Dohmen of New Prague; daughter-in-law, Kathleen Dohmen of Sacramento, CA; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Becky (Don) Rose of Omaha, NE and Peggy Zeimen of North Richland Hills, TX.  She is preceded in death by her husband Ray on January 29, 2015; sons, Mike, Philip, and Joseph (in infancy); sons-in-law, Richard Unger and Murray Schmitz; parents; brother, Wayne Hardin.

 Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at 10:00 AM at St. John's Catholic Church in Union Hill with Father Eugene Theisen officiating.  Visitation will take place Tuesday from 4-7 PM and Wednesday morning from 7:30-9:30 at Bruzek Funeral Home.  Burial will occur at St. John's Cemetery followed by lunch at the KC Hall.  bruzekfuneralhome.com

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