Dorothy Urlacher, 77, Dickinson, died peacefully on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at St. Benedict’s Health Center, Dickinson, following a courageous three year battle with cancer, with her family at her side.
Dorothy’s Mass of Christian Burial was held Dec. 10, 2012, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Dickinson, with Fr. Shannon Lucht as the celebrant. Interment followed at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Dickinson.
Dorothy Hellman was born Oct. 7, 1935 at Hirschville, N.D. the daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Steckler) Hellman, N.D. She grew up on a farm near Gladstone, N.D. where she attended country school through the eighth grade.
Dorothy married Florian Urlacher Oct. 27, 1953 at St. Phillip’s Catholic Church, Hirschville. Together they farmed northeast of New England for 49 years. Following retirement they made Dickinson their home and for the past three years she has been a resident of the St. Benedict’s Health Center. Here she enjoyed the companionship of the staff as well as the other residents, especially those on unit 2.
She was a member of the St. Pius Verein, Sheffield, the St. Mary’s Altar Guild, New England, and Queen of Peace Catholic Church. In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, reading and baking.
Dorothy is survived by her husband, Florian, Dickinson, N.D.; their eight children, Charles (Alice) Urlacher, Dickinson, N.D., Clara (Mike) Schultz, Cottage Grove, Minn., Caroline (Radley) Takaki, Anchorage, Alaska, Clarence Urlacher, New England, N.D., Kenneth Urlacher, Mandan, N.D., Marvin (Cindy) Urlacher, Dickinson, N.D., Marlene (Andy) Dieterich, Minneapolis, Minn. and Arnold (Cindy) Urlacher, Omaha, Neb.; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nine siblings, Valentine (Janet) Hellman, Tacoma, Wash., Mike Hellman, Great-Falls, Mont., Agnes Schutt, Beulah, N.D., Rose Dalton, Deering, N.D., Evie Collett, White Hall, Mont., Margaret Hedalen, Butte, Mont., Pat (Irene) Hellman, Osborn, Idaho, Regina (Joe) Rona, Anaconda, Mont. and Lorene (Jay) Hatch, Ashton, Idaho.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Joe Hellman; infant brother, John Hellman and an infant grandson, David Schultz.
Ladbury Funeral Home, Dickinson, N.D. was in charge of arrangements.