Dorothy C. Murray age 94 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at Hillcrest Care Center in Laurel, Nebraska.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, October 3, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with the Rev. Owen Korte officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Hartington. Visitation will be on Sunday, at church, from 4-6:00 p.m. with the Vigil service at 5:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.
You may watch a livestream of the funeral at www.facebook.com/WintzRay/live
Pallbearers will be her grandsons Brad Peitz, Mike Peitz, Nick Peitz, Pat Peitz, Matt Hoesing, Mitch Hoesing, Alex Roberts, Cliff Murray, Dillon Murray, and Andrew Murray.
Honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters Sheri Bell, Laura Petersen, Melanie Woods, Melissa Hoesing, Danielle Christman, Burgandy Zschetzsche, and Lindsey Roberts.
Dorothy Christina was born on September 24, 1928 in Crofton, Nebraska to Jacob and Regina (McNally) Guenther. She grew up in the Crofton and St. James Nebraska areas. Dorothy began working in her early years at the Ben Franklin Store (Dime Store) prior to her marriage. Dorothy married LaVern (Vern) Bernard Murray on November 21, 1950 in Hartington. She and Vern raised 10 children in Hartington - Bev, Bob, Jerry (Badger), Anne, Jeff, John, Chuck, Shane, Christie, and Paul. After her children were grown, Dorothy worked at the Holy Trinity School cafeteria for over 24 years, eventually becoming the food service manager.
Dorothy was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and volunteered in many ways over the years. She was also a member of the Christian Mothers, and an active participant at the Hartington Senior Center and the Hillcrest Care Center. Dorothy raised a garden and canned fruits and vegetables. In later years, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and taking daily walks around town to see friends and neighbors.
Dorothy is survived by eight children, Beverly (Darrell) Peitz of Hartington, Robert Murray of Norfolk, Anne Hoesing of Jackson, Jeffery (Jane) Murray of Dayton, OH, Charles (Lynette) Murray of Fullerton, Shane Murray of Raleigh, NC, Christie Murray of Wayne, Paul Murray of St. Paul, MN; 17 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; one brother Ralph Guenther of Yankton, SD; a sister, Alice Schumacher of Norfolk, and many nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents Jacob and Regina Guenther; husband Vern on February 2, 1981 at the age of 65 years; two sons Gerald and John Murray; a granddaughter; son-in-law Howard Hoesing; four brothers Armand, Harold, Marvin, and Jim Guenther; sisters Eleanor (Dale) Bergman, and Verna (Al) Pinkelman; and many other family and friends.