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Kathleen Dosch

July 19, 1942 — April 12, 2020

Kathleen A. Dosch, 77, of Breckenridge, MN, passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2020, at St. Francis Nursing Home in Breckenridge.  Her memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Vertin-Munson Funeral Home in Wahpeton with visitation one hour prior to the service.  The family asks that you please wear a mask if you plan on attending the service.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home.

Kathleen Ann Dosch was born to Galen and Kay (Shields) Ista on July 19, 1942, in St. Paul MN. She grew up there and graduated from Burnsville High School in 1960.

Kathy married Earl R. Dosch on December 28, 1974, in Las Vegas, NV. She worked for various law firms in Wahpeton, retiring from Kragness Law Firm in 2010, as a lawyer’s assistant. Together they enjoyed going to the Wahpeton Vet’s Club and spending time at her parent’s lake cabins on Webb Lake, WI, and Ottertail, MN.  They eventually purchased their own cabin on Buchanen Lake, MN, where they enjoyed the company of their family and friends. Earl passed away January 19, 2004.

When she wasn’t spending time with her family, she was giving back to her community as a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and VFW Auxiliary.

Kathy thought of Twin Town Villa as her home for 9 years and 1 year at CHI St. Francis in Breckenridge before her passing.

She is survived by her loving step-children; Paula (Bill) Hahne, Janesville, MN, Gayle (Gene) Thompson, Breckenridge, MN, Calvin (Louise) Dosch, Wahpeton, ND, Robin (Trish Chrisler) Dosch, Cross Plains, WI, and Tana (Ken) Jablonsky, Fargo, ND; grandchildren, Todd (Jenae) Thompson, Michael (Sara) Hahne, Rachel (Tyler) McKay, Eric (Kaylee) Jablonsky, Amanda (fiancé, Wyatt Brandt) Jablonsky, Mikayla Chrisler, and Ashley Chrisler; great-grandchildren, Logan and Lilly McKay, Marshall and Maddox Hahne, Hudson and Harrison Thompson, and Decker Jablonsky; brother, Gary Ista, Deerwood, MN; nieces, Cindy Douglas and Angie Hirsch; nephew, Mike Ista; and many other caring family members and friends.

Kathleen is preceded in death by her husband, Earl Dosch; parents, Galen and Kay Ista; and her sister-in-law, Barb Ista.

Kathy’s family would like to thank the staff at Twin Town Villa, St. Francis Nursing Home, Sanford Clinic, and Vertin-Munson Funeral Home for the care shown to Kathy and her family during this time.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, August 22, 2020

12:00 - 1:00pm (Central time)

Vertin-Munson Funeral & Cremation Service

224 6th St N, Wahpeton, ND 58075

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Memorial Service

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Starts at 1:00pm (Central time)

Vertin-Munson Funeral & Cremation Service

224 6th St N, Wahpeton, ND 58075

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