Joanne Dobrenski, age 76, of Marshall, Minnesota, died on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall, Minnesota. Funeral Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 7, 2018 at First Lutheran Church in Marshall, Minnesota. Interment will be in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Island Lake Township. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Monday from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the church.
Joanne Kay Stelter was born on March 9, 1942 in Marshall, Minnesota to Adolph and Lillian (Melby) Stelter. Joanne “Joanie” was baptized and confirmed at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Island Lake Township. She grew up in rural Lynd, Minnesota, graduating from Lynd High School in 1960.
Joanie was united in marriage to Ron Dobrenski on May 20, 1961 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was a loving homemaker while raising her 5 children and then later went on to work at Schott Corporation in Marshall until her retirement. Joanie’s enjoyments in life included gardening, singing, playing guitar, and being outside.
Joanie was kind hearted, selfless and even strangers thought she was very sweet. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Joanie was called home to heaven on May 3, 2018, in Marshall, Minnesota, at the age of 76 years, 1 month, and 24 days. Blessed be her memory.
Joanie is survived by her husband Ron of Minneota; 5 children, David Dobrenski of Marshall, Laurie Hoshino (Paul) of Maple Grove, Julie Michelson (Steve) of Cottonwood, Rick Dobrenski (Michelle) of Franklin, Wisconsin, Al Dobrenski (Sonia) of Ruthton; grandchildren, Alex, Ellie, Sam and Henry Hoshino, Jamie Placsencia (Kayla), Mike, Kainan, and Wyatt Dobrenski; great grandchildren, Owen Kaas, Christian and Dominic Placsencia; sisters, Marilyn Kor, Carol (Gary) Sorensen; in-laws, Bonnie Larson, Dolly Dobrenski; and mane nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Skip Stelter; sister-in-law, Judy Stelter; brothers-in-law, Jack Dobrenski and Joe Kor.