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Dorothy E. LaMott, 88, of Silver Lake

Dorothy LaMott

Dorothy Emma LaMott, 88, of Silver Lake, died Monday, March 20, 2017, at Cedar Crest in Silver Lake.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 25, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Hormann officiating. Bruce Gatz was the vocalist and Sheryl Menden was the organist.
Casket bearers were her grandchildren, Jeff, Jason, Derrick and Devin Chrast, Angie and Blake Trnka, Brandon and Aaron Thiemann and Brady and Tyler LaMott.
Interment was in the Holy Family Cemetery in Silver Lake.
Dorothy Emma LaMott was born Oct. 9, 1928, in Lester Prairie, the daughter of Ewald and Augusta (Klaustermeier) Benkowski. She was baptized Oct. 28, 1928, and was instructed in the Lutheran catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith on March 29, 1942, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie.
On Aug. 18, 1948, Dorothy Benkowski and Edwin W. LaMott were married in Silver Lake. God blessed their marriage with four children.
Mrs. LaMott was a faithful member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted. The couple engaged in farming in Winsted Township for many years. She was a member of the Legion and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) auxiliaries. She enjoyed baking, especially making angel food cakes, keeping the lawn cut and neat, gardening and working with flowers. She was an excellent housekeeper and was the love of her husband’s life. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed keeping everyone fed.
She is survived by her loving husband, Eddie LaMott; children, Roxi Chrast of Silver Lak, Nancy (Kevin) Trnka of Lakewood, Colorado, Connie (Vern) Thiemann of Winsted and Bruce (Carrie) LaMott of Silver Lake; 10 grandchildren, Jeff (Cassie) Chrast, Jason (Jen Chrast), Derrick Chrast, Devin Chrast, Angie Trnka, Blake (Amber) Trnka, Brandon (Jill) Thiemann, Aaron (Kelsey) Thiemann, Brady (Sarah) LaMott and Tyler (Jessica) LaMott; seven great-grandchildren, Lucas Chrast, Treston Chrast, Colten Chrast, Riley LaMott, Camden LaMott and three more great-grandchildren on the way; sisters, Vera Fruetel of Winsted and Lillian Dammann of Lester Prairie; sisters-in-law, Zoa Fasching, Delores Fiecke and Annette LaMott; brother-in-law, Orlin Graupmann of Plato, and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ewald and Augusta Benkowski and August Kruschke; sister, Ella Graupmann; son-in-law, Loren Chrast; and two infant brothers.
Arrangements were with the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake. Online condolences may be made at www.mareshfuneralhome.com.