Dorothy Mlinar

Dorothy June Mlinar

Thursday, June 29th, 1922 - Monday, October 19th, 2020
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Funeral Services for Dorothy Mlinar, age 98, of Atkinson and formerly of O’Neill will be at 2:00 pm Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Christ Lutheran Church in O’Neill with Rev. John Nelson officiating. A recording of her funeral will be available on the Christ Lutheran YouTube channel. Due to the current pandemic, masks will be suggested at the funeral. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill with a 7 pm Prayer Service. Dorothy passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Center in Atkinson. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy June Larson was born on June 29, 1922 in rural Stanton at the home of her parents, Leonard and Mattie (Sydow) Larson. When she was young, she went to elementary school in Whitten, South Dakota, then a country school near Winside, Nebraska, before graduating from O’Neill High School in 1940.

Dorothy met Harold Adolph Mlinar at a dance and the couple was later married in the Christ Lutheran parsonage in O’Neill on February 4, 1945. To this union, two daughters were born, Judith Ann and Nancy Lee. Dorothy worked alongside Harold, keeping books for the O’Neill Locker, then Mlinar Feed Service, and their ranch. She also worked for a time as a secretary to the Veteran’s Service officer in the Holt County Courthouse. The couple retired in 1987 and Harold died after a short illness on May 15, 1993. Dorothy moved to Atkinson in 2009.

Dorothy was a talented quilter, making numerous quilts in her life and was an active member of two quilting groups. She liked to read and was an avid crossword puzzle solver. She loved spending time with her family, especially her three grandchildren, who she made many memorable trips with. Dorothy even traveled to Sweden in 2002 for her 80th birthday to meet some of her father’s family.

She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in O’Neill; where she was a Sunday School Teacher and was active with the Lutheran Women’s group. Dorothy was a 4-H leader, and a member of several extension clubs. She was also a member of the O’Neill American Legion Simonson Post 93 Auxiliary since 1962.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Judy (Harold) Frickel of Atkinson; son-in-law, Craig Funk of Atkinson; three grandchildren, Jason (Becky) Funk of Lawrence, Nebraska, Christy Deseive of Atkinson, Jeanne (Joel) Sinclair of Spencer; eight great grandchildren, Riley Funk, Cody Funk, Cale Deseive, Carson Deseive, Camry Deseive, Caia Deseive, Cash Sinclair, Payleigh Sinclair; one sister-in-law, Sharon Larson of O’Neill; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold Mlinar; her daughter, Nancy Funk in 1980; grandson-in-law, Keith Deseive; her brother, Donald Larson in 2020; father and mother-in-law, Adolph and Clarissa Mlinar; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Irene (Melvin) Shepherd, Beulah (Bernard) Rossman, Elaine (Tony) Kaup.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Biglin's Mortuary
    111 North 3th Street
    O'Neill, NE 68763
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    There will be a Prayer Service at 7 pm.
  • Dorothy's Funeral Service

    Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 2:00pm
    Christ Lutheran Church in O'Neill
    129 N 7th St
    O'Neill, Nebr 68763
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    The funeral will be live streamed on the Christ Lutheran Church's YouTube Channel.
  • Interment

    Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 | 2:30pm
    Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 2:30pm
    O'Neill Cemetery
    Liberty Ave and North Jefferson Street
    O'Neill, NE 68763
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Dennis and Roxanne Ryan

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Our sympathy and prayers to the Mlinar family. God bless, Dennis and Roxanne Ryan

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Your journey on earth is now done; you are welcome in Heaven, dearest one.
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