Dorothy H. Jurek, 89, of Sartell

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Dorothy H. Jurek


Sept. 13, 1929-May 28, 2019

Dorothy Jurek, 89, of Sartell, died May 28 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Her funeral was held May 31, 2019 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, St. Cloud. The Rev. LeRoy Maus officiated and burial was in St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery in Duelm. 

Jurek was born Sept. 13, 1929 in St. Cloud to William F. and Margaret L. (Moshier) Eller. She married Peter P. Jurek on Aug. 26, 1947 at Holy Angels Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Jurek worked as a cook for St. Cloud School District 742 for 21 years and was also a homemaker. She volunteered at Country Manor and played Farkel and Bingo with her friends. She was a loving, caring and supportive mother of nine children.

Survivors include the following: her children: Nancy (David) Roske of Garrison, Bonnie (Robert) Peterson of Mankato, Deborah Jurek of St. Cloud, Marion (William) Thelen of Sauk Rapids, Donna Darrah of Casper, Wyoming, Jeanette (Dave) Billig of St. Joseph, Steven (Barb) Jurek of Glenwood, Jo Ann (Jeffrey) Nicoll of Rice, Caroline (John) Nyholm of Saucier, Mississippi; 21 grandchildren; and 17 great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sisters, Marcella “Sally” Binsfeld and Alvina Lepinski.

Author: Janelle Von Pinnon

Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.

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