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Dorothy G. Raway

Dorothy G. Raway

Dorothy G. Raway, age 91 of Hastings, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Regina Senior Living in Hastings.

Dorothy Grace, the daughter of Helmer and Mary (Brehm) Hagen, was born on December 6, 1926, in Mankato, Minnesota. Following her graduation from Holy Trinity Catholic High School in 1944, Dorothy continued her education at St. Kate's where she obtained her RN Degree in 1947. She began working at St. Joseph's Hospital as a surgical nurse, and was a life-long caregiver to her family. After meeting in dance school, Dorothy was united in marriage to Eugene Raway on October 1, 1955, at St. Louis Catholic Church in St. Paul. They were blessed with five children and thirty-five years of marriage prior to Eugene passing away on May 16, 1991. Dorothy enjoyed camping as a family, hiking with Eugene, and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Dorothy also loved chocolate, especially Ghirardelli 72 % chocolates.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eugene; and siblings, Lawrence, Agnes Frederick, Robert, Sr. Louis Marie Hagen, Walter, and infant siblings, Rosella, and Doris.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Nancy (Jon) Estes, David (Claire) Raway, Daniel (Valery) Raway, Karen (Tom) Hase, and Diane (Michael) Owl; eleven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren; siblings, Harold "Bud" Hagen and Paul "Kelly" (Miki) Hagen; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings, with Father Michael Barsness officiating. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held two hours prior to Mass at church on Monday morning.

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Arrangements are being completed by Caturia, Smidt & Starkson Funeral Home & Crematory of Hastings.