Dorothy (Tratar) Plese

September 23, 1931 ~ March 31, 2022 (age 90)


Dorothy (Tratar) Plese, age 90 of Hibbing, MN, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2022 with family at her side.  She was a lifelong resident of Hibbing, born on September 23, 1931 to Louis and Margaret (Stark) Tratar.  Dorothy attended Hibbing High School and was united in marriage to Jim Plese on April 19, 1952. In addition to raising their four children, she also worked at Hibbing Precision, and then First Bank until her retirement.  Dorothy was famous for her Slovenian dishes, including sarma, gelodice, and potica.  She was strong in her Catholic faith and active at the Immaculate Conception parish.  Spending time with family was of utmost importance to her, and she treasured time spent together for birthdays and holiday gatherings. Dorothy was an incredible mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and she will be dearly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings (Mary, Margaret, Anna, Louie, and Joe), and her husband Jim in 1994.  

Dorothy is survived by her children Shelley Plese, Jim (Brenda) Plese, Sue (Mike) Schwartz, and Lisa Plese, all of Hibbing; her three grandchildren and their families, James (Jane) Plese of Hibbing and their kids Ruby, Joseph and Bentley; Jonathan (Amanda) Plese of Biwabik and their kids Hannah and Jonny; and Amanda (Rob) Johnson of Esko and their kids Hudson, Hailey, and Macy.  She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hibbing.  The Reverend Father Daniel Weiske will officiate.  Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at 10AM in church.  Interment will take place at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Hibbing.  Arrangements are with the Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing.

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April 5, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (Hibbing)

Mass of Christian Burial
April 5, 2022

11:00 AM
Blessed Sacrament Church (Hibbing)

April 5, 2022

12:00 PM
Maple Hill Cemetery of Hibbing

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