- May 15, 2011 - December 17, 2011
- Irma, Wisconsin
of Dorothy's Passing
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“Petey…..reached out to others welcomed them with love. Embraced life and the new experiences it could hold above The tumult and trials that...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Jim and Sue Post - Lake Wilson, MN
“Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
2 of 3 | Posted by: John Bruce & Karen Liberty - MN
“Words can not express our thanks and best wishes to Bruce Clifford. He has been great through all of Petey's struggles. God had a really good day...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Charles & Tricia Liberty - WI
Dorothy "Petey" A. Liberty, of Merrill, died Saturday, December 17, 2011 at her home under the care of Ministry Home Care and Hospice. She was born May 15 in Merrill to the late Herbert and Theodora (Strassburg) Zimbal. She married Robert J. Liberty on December 24, 1983. He died on May 12, 2005. Dorothy was a medical assistant in Dr. Beyer's office before her retirement. She enjoyed music and played the violin at her church, St. Stephens United Church of Christ, where she was a life long member. Dorothy also enjoyed swimming, skiing, gardening, traveling and doing firewood. Dorothy is survived by close family friend Bruce Clifford of Irma; 3 step-sons, Ronald Liberty of Watersmeet, Michigan, John Bruce Liberty of Lino Lakes, Minnesota and Charles Liberty of Middleton, Wisconsin; Nieces, Linda Taranto of Williams, Arizona, Camilla Zimbal of Lewisville, Texas, Sharyn Friestad of Payson, Arizona, Susan Post of Lake Wilson, Minnesota and Rebecca Northstrum of Tempe, Arizona; Nephews, Ray Zimbal, Jr. of Coppell, Texas and Jeffrey Zimbal of Mesa, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; 2 sons, Garvin Hankwitz, Jr. and Stephen Hankwitz; her sister, Ruth Davis; 2 brothers, Harold and Raymond Zimbal; and her niece, Cynthia Flye. Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 11:00 AM at St. Stephens United Church of Christ in Merrill, Wisconsin. Pastor Missy Holdorf will officiate. Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 27 from 9:30 until time of services at the church. The Waid Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. On-line condolences can be made at www.waidfuneral.com.