Dorothy W. Habstritt age 91 of Montrose passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 14, 2012 at the Grangroth Riverside Comfort Home in Waverly, Minnesota. She was born September 8, 1920 in Waverly, Minnesota the daughter of Walter and Edna (Ramthun) Brabec.
Dorothy was confirmed on July 21, 1935 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Montrose, Minnesota. She was united in marriage to Ralph Habstritt on September 26, 1941. God blessed their marriage with one daughter.
Dorothy was a school teacher most of her life, teaching at many country schools and finishing her career at Montrose Elementary. She then went on to work at Kelly’s Market in Montrose. Dorothy enjoyed morning coffee with friends and also enjoyed spending time with her two grandsons.
Dorothy was diagnosed with macular degeneration which limited her to many things in life. After a hip fracture in 2010 her life started to deteriorate and she moved to the Grangroth Riverside Comfort home where she was cared for by Cindy Grangroth.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Ralph, parents Walter and Edna Brabec; and a sister Elvera Lindquist. She is survived by her loving daughter Nancy (Wayne) Oberlander or Montrose; 2 grandsons Justin and Nathan Oberlander; sisters Charlotte Nelson of Coon Rapids, Minnesota and Betty Peterson of Buffalo, Minnesota; as well as special friend and care giver Cindy Grangroth.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Montrose, Minnesota. Pastor Robert Hellman officiated at the services with music provided by Carol Wendorff.