Dorothy M. Shimota
July 16, 1936 - December 30, 2018
Dorothy M. Shimota, age 82, of Montgomery, formerly of New Prague, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at Traditions of Montgomery. Dorothy was born July 16, 1936 at Cedar Lake Township, Scott County, MN to John C and Mary (Simota) Pomije. She graduated from New Prague High School and married Edward J. Shimota on April 10, 1956 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in New Prague. She lived her entire life in the Veseli/New Prague area, where she and her husband raised their six children. Dorothy was proud of her Czech heritage as she demonstrated in her involvement with the Czech Dancers and the Czech Polka Club. She was a member of the Altar Society for Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Veseli. She loved to crochet, was an avid gardener, and enjoyed baking rolls and kolacky. Dorothy was passionate about Bingo and enjoyed playing poker with her friends. One of her greatest joys came in time with her family, especially babysitting for her grandchildren.
Dorothy is survived by her children, Erlene (& Mike) Fitzpatrick of Shieldsville, Patty (& Kevin) Giesen of Union Hill, Cheryl (& Roger) Pikal of New Prague, Susie Schmitt of Star Prairie, WI, Cindy Ambroz of Prior Lake, Edward, Jr. (& Jennifer) Shimota of Veseli; two sisters, JoAnn (& Don) Petricka of Montgomery, Grace Dobmeier of Montgomery; brother-in-law, Alfred Novotny of New Prague; 19 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward J. Shimota, Sr. on January 14, 2006; parents; two sisters, Janet Novotny, Marion Flicek; brothers-in-law, Elmer Flicek, Tony Dobmeier.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 11:00 AM at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Veseli with Father John Lapensky officiating. Visitation will take place at church 2 hours prior to Mass from 9-11 AM. Burial is at St. John’s Cemetery in Veseli, followed by lunch at the Lonsdale Legion Club.