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United Methodist Church, Scotland
Wednesday April 21st, 2010

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Dorothy Irene Maruska

Pastor Kathy Kluis
Organist ~ Jeanine Herman
Congregational Hymns
“What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
“In the Garden”
“Amazing Grace”
Marlin Kocourek
Ryan Kocourek
Arnie Kocourek
Steve Maruska
Jim Maruska
Mark Grambihler
St. George Catholic Cemetery
Scotland, South Dakota
Dorothy Irene Maruska was born Thursday, October 25, 1934 in Hutchinson County near Olivet, South Dakota. Her parents were Albert and Anna (Zweifel) Kocourek. Dorothy was united in marriage to Francis “Blubber” Maruska in 1953 in Olivet. She worked for a time at Gurney’s in Yankton and the creamery in Scotland. She always kept a wonderful garden that provided fresh produce for her and Blubber. He passed away in 1985. Dorothy loved her dogs, and she enjoyed going out to eat with her relatives and friends. Her sisters-in-law, Nellie Maruska and Marge Turner, helped Dorothy during the last 10 years that she was able to stay in her home in Scotland. Due to advancing ill health, she spent the last four years in nursing care in Yankton. Dorothy passed away on Saturday, April 17, 2010 in Yankton, South Dakota, having attained the age of 75 years, 5 months and 22 days.
Dorothy is survived by one brother, Louis Kocourek of Sioux Falls; four sisters-in-law: Marge Turner of Scotland, Nellie (Norman) Maruska of Scotland, Carol (Ray) Grambihler of Ethan, and Deanna (Gerald) Maruska of Mission, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband, Francis “Blubber” Maruska; one brother, Francis Kocourek; and two sisters: Shirley Ulmer and Diana Volmer.

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