St. Peter resident Mary Justice Dobie, 93, died Sunday, April 21, 2019 in St. Peter.
The long, rich life of Mary Dobie will be celebrated with visitation from 1:00 – 3:30pm Sunday, April 28th at St. Peter Funeral Home with a Prayer Service to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Union Presbyterian Church, St. Peter.
Mrs. Dobie was born September 29, 1925 to David and Irene (Dickie) Justice at Midway Hospital in St. Paul. She graduated from Montevideo High School then attended and graduated from Macalester College, St. Paul. Mary married Joseph M. Dobie on August 6, 1948 and worked putting her husband through dental school. Upon his graduation they moved to Aurora CO where they lived for a year before moving to Truman MN. An opening in a dental practice brought Joseph and Mary to St. Peter, MN.
Mary was active in her community in many different capacities. She was a member and leader of Union Presbyterian Church and P. E. O. She also served many years as an election judge. Mary made everyone feel welcome in her home and always had the attitude – “give to the world the best that you have and the best will come back to you.” Traveling and family were very important to Mary. After Joseph retired they enjoyed traveling both within the United States and internationally while spending winters in Sun City Center, FL.
Mrs. Dobie is survived by son, Scott (Amber) Dobie of Mankato; daughter Mary Ann (Rick) Souers of Owatonna; five grandchildren: Becky (Bob) Johansen of Two Harbors, Joey (Meagan) Dobie of St. Peter; Beth (Jason) Calderala of Kissimmee FL, Jen (Trent) Grunklee of Minnetonka, and Andrew (Rose) Souers of Minneapolis; and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and sister.
Mary was a gentle, kind and caring lady, a friend to many, and dearly loved by her family. We will all miss her deeply.