Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Dorothy Hierlmaier of Watkins died Friday, March 4, 2011, at the Hilltop Care Center in Watkins. She was 84.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 10, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins with Rev. John Brunner officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, and 8-10 a.m. Thursday at the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins. Watkins Senior Citizens will pray a rosary at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home followed by parish prayers at 4:30 p.m.
Dorothy was born to Benjamin and Margaret (Neu) Bruemmer Dec. 11, 1926, in St. Cloud. She was united in marriage to Joseph Hierlmaier June 4, 1946, in a double wedding with her sister and Joseph's brother, Leona and Ambrose Hierlmaier, at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Forest City. They farmed near Watkins.
While raising five children, Dorothy operated a dairy herd for many years. She also worked at Fingerhut for two years, and as a cook at the Corner Bar in Eden Valley for five years. Dorothy was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins, and she was a member of the Council of Catholic Women and the Catholic Aid Association. She was a member of the Watkins Senior Citizens. Her hobbies included gardening and flowers, cooking and canning, and embroidering. She enjoyed reading, crafts, and playing bingo.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband Joseph in 2001; sisters Leona Hierlmaier, Rosemary Holland, Ludvina Rohrbeck, and Joyce Moser.
She is survived by her children Gerald Hierlamaier of Sebeka, Richard (and Carol) Hierlmaier of Ellendale, Betty (and Marc) Salzl of Minnetonka, Linda (and Jim) Typer of Buena Vista, Colo., Julie (and Dan) Ruprecht of Eden Valley; 12 grandchildren; and sister Delores Schmitt of St. Martin.
Music will be provided by Mary Streit and the church choir. Casket bearers will be Aaron Salzl, Nathan Salzl, Sam Hierlmaier, Abraham Hierlmaier, Daniel Ruprecht, and Peter Schmitt.