Dorothy R. Holthaus

Dorothy R. Holthaus, age 86 of Albany, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, June 25, 2019,  at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose, Minn.

A Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, June 29,  at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany with Rev. Edward Vebelun, OSB, officiating and Rev. Julius Beckermann, OSB, concelebrating. Entombment was in the parish cemetery.

Dorothy Rose Mohs was born Nov. 10, 1932, in Melrose,  to Joseph and Thekla (Winter) Mohs.  On Oct.  20, 1953, she married Joseph Holthaus. Dorothy worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken and at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home, but mainly was a stay at home mom raising her family.  She was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany and the Christian Mothers.  Dorothy enjoyed reading, word find puzzles, bingo, playing cards, and baking. 

Many of Dorothy’s favorite things involved her family.  She loved going on the family motorcycle trips and going on her mother and daughter get togethers.  She enjoyed spending time with all of her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.   

Survivors include her children, Mary Kay (Steve) Garding of Freeport, Sue (Maynard) Monroe of Melrose, Barb (Hank) Braegelmann of Richmond, Steve (Karen) Holthaus of Albany, Rosie (Mark) Gretsch of Albany, Brian (Rootie) Holthaus of Albany, Nancy (Gene) Henkemeyer of Albany, Denise (Gregg) Scepaniak of Cold Spring, Todd (Sherri) Holthaus of Hills, and Brad (Lori) Holthaus of Sartell; 27 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Jerome (Eleanor) Mohs of St. Cloud, Ralph (Josephine) Mohs of Woodbury, Viola Leukam of Melrose, Angeline Kalthoff of St. Cloud, Harvey (Evie) Mohs of Waite Park, Joe (Carol) Mohs of Elrosa, Adeline (Martin) Schloeder of Garrison, Art (Louise) Mohs of Paynesville, Teresa (Ed) Brang of St. Paul, and Cathy (Jim) Kluempke of Melrose; sister-in-law, Pam Mohs of Dresser, Wis.; and brother-in-law, Gene Plachecki of Waite Park. 

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Elizabeth Holthaus; sister, Mary Plachecki; brother, Francis Mohs; and brothers-in-law, Al Leukam and Martin Kalthoff.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. 

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.                    

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