Dorothy Robertson

Monday, February 14, 2011

Aug. 12, 1917--Feb. 11, 2011

NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska -- Dorothy Marie Robertson, 93, passed away Friday (Feb. 11, 2011), at Centennial Park Retirement Village.

Dorothy was born Aug. 12, 1917, the oldest of five children, to Edward and Kathryn (Schwabe) Pelster in Petersburg, Nebraska. At an early age, she moved to Elsie, Nebraska with her parents and attended country school in rural Perkins County.

On Sept. 7, 1937, she was united in marriage to Woodrow Robertson in Elsie. They lived and farmed on the family farm near Elsie until retirement in 1980, when they moved to North Platte. They celebrated 60 years of marriage before Woodrow's death in 1997.

She was a member of the Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church in Elsie and the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in North Platte. Dorothy was a volunteer for the Senior Volunteer Program of North Platte and Meals on Wheels for many years.

Her grandchildren were her joy. She was a farm wife, homemaker, seamstress, and quilter and enjoyed her garden.

Survivors include her son, Bill and wife, Marian Robertson of Elsie; daughter, Donna and husband, Phil Harr of McCook, Nebraska; grandchildren, Brent and wife, Amy Robertson, Darin and wife, Katie Robertson, and Greg Robertson, all of Elsie, Katie and husband, Amos Joseph and Brad and wife, Julie Robertson, all of Lincoln, Nebraska, James Harr of Omaha, Nebraska, Renae Robertson of Santa Maria, California, and Kristen and husband, Jonathan Lancton of Houston, Texas; five great grandchildren; and a brother, Leonard and wife, Chris Pelster of North Platte.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; infant son, Francis; granddaughter, Maria Harr; sister, Marie Sexton; and brothers, Robert and Claytus Pelster.

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Mass of Christian burial is Tuesday, 10 a.m., at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in North Platte. Graveside services are Tuesday, 2 p.m., at Morningview Cemetery near Wallace, Nebraska.

Rosary is today, 6 p.m., at Carpenter Memorial Chapel.

Visitation is today until 6 p.m. at Carpenter Memorial Chapel.

Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.