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Linda Dobbins

January 18, 2019

Services for Linda Dobbins, 70, of Groton will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday January 24th at Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel, Groton.    Rev. Bill Duncan will officiate.  Burial will follow in Summit at a later date.


Visitation will be held at the chapel from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday.


Linda passed away January 18, 2019 at Avera McKennen Hospital, Sioux Falls.


Linda Fay Clark was born on December 19, 1948 in Sisseton, SD to Edwin and Mavis (Anderson) Clark.  She grew up on a farm north of Summit and attended school in Summit.  Linda later helped on the family farm following her dad’s passing.  She married James Brotzel and together they had two daughters, Tracey and Tina.  On January 17, 1976 Linda was united in marriage to Leslie Dobbins in Aberdeen, SD.  They welcomed daughters, Trixy, Teresa, Paula and a son, Perryn.  In 1979, the couple moved to a farm near Groton and resided there for 10 years, later moving into Groton.  Linda worked at several café’s including the Blue Buffalo Café, Andover Café and Hub City Livestock/Stockman’s, where she affectionately earned the nickname “Grandma Moo.”


Linda enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren and especially loved traveling with them.  She was involved with Community Event Pick-Ups for the Lions, Kiwanis and Exchange Club.  Linda was an animal lover and her dogs held a special place in her heart.


Celebrating her life are her children: Tracey (Jack) Lowery of Summit, Tina (Paul) Kosel of Groton, Trixy Schwabe of Groton, Teresa (Ron) Lutz of Henry, Paula (Dean) Kramer of Aberdeen and Perryn (Angela) Dobbins of Groton, 15 grandchildren, her brother, Robert Clark of Groton and sister, Judy (Doug) Orton of Boise, Idaho.


Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband, Leslie.


Honorary Casketbearers will be her grandchildren: Jack, Jr., James, Jeffery, Dominique, Douglas, Danielle, Mackenzie, Logan, Julianna, Jeslyn, Hunter, Crystal, Jaden, Toby and Rachel.



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