Dorthelda Mary (Meyer) Musty, 94, of Chatfield, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017, at the Chosen Valley Care Center.
Dorthelda was born December 21, 1922, in Glendive, Mo., to Louis and Aurelia (Lamb) Meyer. She graduated from Mazeppa High School as the Salutatorian of her class. On September 26, 1945, she married Bernard William Musty in Mazeppa. The couple moved to Chatfield in 1950. She worked at Lynch’s Grocery in Chatfield and later K-Mart in Rochester for many years.
Dorthelda spent many hours in the garden with Bernard and tending to her flowers. She and Bernard were generous with giving friends and neighbors produce from their garden. The couple loved to spend time with their family camping. In their later years they spent their winters in Belleview, Fla., where they made many new friends. In the the summer you could find them enjoying a beverage on their patio with friends. Dorthelda also loved to sew, do crafts, baking, canning and freezing garden vegetables.
Dorthelda is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Louise McCready of Cherry Grove; grandchildren: Chris (Mary) Musty of Chatfield, Jennie Musty (Britt Coulson) of Dover, Tonya (Jeremy) Keim of Cherry Grove, and Ashlee Jones (Josh Bartley) of Rochester; step-grandchildren Casey (Nicole) McCready of St. Charles, and Courtney (Mike) Erickson of Rochester; great-grandchildren: Makena and Marlee Musty, Kegen Coulson, Cowan, Carter, Corbin, and Calvin Keim; Prestyn Timmerman, and Taya Bartley; and step grandchildren: Daltyn and Taylyn McCready and Callen Erickson.
Dorthelda was preceded in death by her husband Bernard, sons Michael and James, brothers: Chester Meyer, George Meyer and Joe Meyer; son-in-law Ray McCready; brother-in-law Wilfrid Liffrig, sister-in-law Lorraine Meyer and Jeanne Meyer.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 15, 2017, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield, with Father Edward McGrath officiating. A time of visitation and sharing was from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Monday, also at the church. The rite of committal took place at 2 p.m. on Monday at St. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Mazeppa.
Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield assisted the family with arrangements. To share a condolence, or memory of Dorthelda with the family, please visit rileyfuneralhomes.com.