September 26, 1922 - July 21, 2017


Funeral Services will be Friday, July 28, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids for Dora M. Schibonski, age 94, who passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, July 27 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids including a prayer service at 7 p.m. An additional visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service and a light lunch served at the church following the service. Rev. Paul Cloeter will officiate.

Dora was born September 26, 1922 to Arthur and Flora (Payne) Cater in Haven Township. Dora married Richard Schibonski September 26, 1942 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Popple Creek and was married for 51 years. She had a feisty attitude which helped her raise seven children and keep daily life organized. Dora loved flowers, gardening, and being outside. She was also very crafty, keeping her hands busy knitting mittens, scarves, and baby clothing. Dora had an adventurous side, she enjoyed traveling, camping, snowmobiling and anything that would allow her to be outdoors.

Dora is survived by her children, Judy (Arne) Gadda of Duluth, Dale (Virginia) of Brainerd, Joan (Brad) Johnson of Burnsville, Craig (Naomi) of Elk River, Mary Beth (Mark) Patton of Maple Grove, Scott (Ambyr Peterson) of Minneapolis; son-in-law, Steve Howe of Appleton, WI.; grandchildren, Wade, Chris, Brent, Derek, Katie, Carolyn, Marisa, Trevor, Kyle, Isaac, Lisa, Sam, Diane, Michaela, Lauren, Alex; great grandchildren, Allicia, Aidan, Ashton, Blake, Brock, Zachary, Olivia, McKenna, Victor, Grant, Posey, Lindley, Ledger, Harper.

Dora was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard in 1994; daughter, Kay Howe; son-in-law Ric Petrich; adult siblings, Harold, Eleanor, Blanche, Ervin, Donald, Arthur (Bud), Annabel, Howard, Fae.

Memorials are preferred to be donated to a charity of your choice in Dora’s name.