Dorothy Rose Shereck, 80, of Devils Lake, ND, formerly Lawton, ND, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake after a long battle with Alzheimer’s and multiple myeloma.
Dorothy Rose Shereck, 80, of Devils Lake, ND, formerly Lawton, ND, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake after a long battle with Alzheimer’s and multiple myeloma. The Funeral Mass will be Saturday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Lakota, ND, with visitation beginning at 9 a.m. Visitation will also be Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. at Aaker Funeral Home, Lakota. Interment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Brocket, ND. Dorothy Rose Kotaska was born April 2, 1937, ten minutes before her twin sister, Joann, to Lewis and Josephine (Kachena) Kotaska. She grew up in the Conway/Pisek area and attended the local township school until 8th grade. She worked helping local families with babysitting, cleaning, etc. She worked at the Park River Hospital as a nurse’s aide before marrying Albert J Shereck Aug. 27, 1958, in Pisek, ND. The couple moved multiple times before settling in and around Lawton. In 1964, Dorothy and Albert became business partners in Watkins Products. They became very successful. They were initial inductees into Watkins Presidents Club, among the top three in the nation, earning many awards and trips. Dorothy cherished the many lifelong friends she made through Watkins and her many generous deeds of volunteering. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, flowers and gardening. She was an active member of the Altar Society, Catholic Workman, Lawton Senior Center and Lawton Town Board. She worked at LouElls in Lawton, cooking for years. She continued delivering Grand Forks Herald long after each of her kids did it for their first job. She raised her kids to “pay it forward” with the gift of giving to others. Dorothy is survived by children, Linda (Clinton) Martz, Cando, ND, Lawrence (Michelle) Shereck, Moorhead, MN, Leonard Shereck, Breckenridge, MN, Loren (Sharyl) Shereck, Grand Forks, ND, LeRoy (Kim) Shereck, Devils Lake, and Lonnie (Michelle) Shereck, Bismarck, ND; grandchildren, Sandra (Curt) Rekkedal, Portsmouth, VA, Lindsey Shereck, Dent, MN, Benjamin Shereck, Moorhead, MN, Curtis Shereck, Moorhead, MN, Taylor Shereck, Fargo, ND, Cassidy Shereck, Devils Lake, Cody Shereck, Devils Lake, Halle Shereck, Valley City, ND, and Trey Shereck, Bismarck; great-grandchildren Curtis “CJ” Rekkedal, Portsmouth, VA, and Chase Rekkedal, Portsmouth, VA; and siblings Joann Ryba, Lakota, ND, and Paul (Rosie) Kotaska, Grand Forks. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Albert (1988); son, Leslie (1975); grandchild, Alexander Shereck (1994); parents, Lewis (1979) and Josephine (1993), and siblings, Mary (Maresh) Hodny (2006), Lewis Kotaska (2008) and Luella Kadlec (1995). Arrangements are with Aaker Funeral Home, Lakota.