Geraldine A. Dobis
July 7, 1926 March 14, 2021
Geraldine A. Dobis, 94, longtime resident of Hibbing passed away Sunday,
March 14, 2021 at Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing. She was born July
7, 1926 to Henry and Florence (Harkman) Nuwash in Cokato, MN. Geraldine had
been a resident of Hibbing for the past 66 years, coming from Minneapolis, MN.
She entered the Sacrament of Marriage with Alvin Dobis on June 14, 1947 in
Silver Lake, MN. A homemaker by trade, Geraldine enjoyed raising her children
and taking care of her family. She was a past member of 4-H - involved with
horses and canning, and also loved playing basketball in her youth. She was an
active member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church and volunteered throughout her time
there. She also was part of her local coffee group. Geraldine wintered in
Edinburg, TX for many years, enjoying the pool and eating oranges and grapefruit
from her own trees. At home, she especially enjoyed eating tomatoes, canning,
cribbage, bingo, card games, crossword puzzles, word searches, jigsaw puzzles at
the Lee Center, and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her children, Paul (Jill) Dobis, Moorhead, MN, Ann
(Steve) Albrecht, Hibbing, and Mary (Bryan) Rengstorf, Hibbing, sister-in-law,
Carol Nuwash, Silver Lake, MN, nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one
great-great-grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her two sons, James and John Dobis,
granddaughter, Stephanie A. Dobis, her husband, Alvin Dobis in 2000, her
parents, Henry and Florence, and her brother, John “Jack” Nuwash.
Private graveside services for Geraldine will be in Maple Hill Cemetery of
Hibbing at a later date. Arrangements are with the Dougherty Funeral Home of
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