In Memory of Dorothy Hatalla

December 1, 1933 - February 27, 2019

Dorothy Laura Hatalla, 85, of Turtle Lake died Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Woodstone in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. She was born December 1, 1933 in Turtle Lake, WI to Herman and Mary (Christ) Strenke. She was married in Clayton on November 10, 1956 to Donald Hatalla who preceded her in death on June 28, 2013. 

Dorothy had a fondness for ordering items from magazines, whether those items were needed at the time or not. Cooking was something that Dorothy enjoyed. Her banana cream pies were described as the best ever. She canned peaches, pears, applesauce, pickles, tomatoes, and anything else she could can. Time spent with her family and friends was something that Dorothy cherished; especially time spent with her grandchildren. She always made sure that everyone had what they needed. 

She is survived by: her children, Wendell Hatalla of Turtle Lake, Diane Hatalla (Gary Immerfall) of Barron, Roger Hatalla of Turtle Lake, Lisa (Dave) DaBruzzi of Comstock; 2 grandchildren, Anthony DaBruzzi and Kourtney Immerfall; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; her brothers: John, Frank, George, Albert, and Fred Strenke; her sisters: Edith Sollman, and Annie Lundstrom; 2 infant sisters: Minnie and Emma Strenke; and her parents: Herman and Mary (Christ) Strenke.

Visitation will be from 2-5 PM  with a funeral service held at 5 PM on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Skinner Funeral Home, Turtle Lake, WI with Rev. Margaret Grant officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Turtle Lake, WI in the spring. Pallbearers are Marc Strenke, Bob Tarman, Norman Lundstrom, Paul Falb, Mark Hatella, Scott Hatella, Carl Klienschmidt, and Jim Huberty. Honorary pallbearers are Teresa Nordell, Doris Hinkle, Ramona Ennis, Eunice Klienschmidt, Shirley Nykanen, Marlene Dobberschutz, Louann Falb, Kay Harr, and Carol Vanheuklom.

Skinner Funeral Home of Turtle Lake is serving the family

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