Dolly Gerayne Deckert was born at home on September 27, 1932 in Henning, MN to Bertha (Beaman) and Alvin J. Westad.
She graduated from Henning High School. After graduation she worked at the Henning Co-op gas station and later went to work at the Ken Anderson Insurance Agency in Henning.
On June 16, 1956, Dolly married the love of her life, Harold Deckert; son of Bertha and Adolf Deckert, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Henning. They then moved to Southern California and lived for 63 years in their home in Buena Park, CA. She and Harold were active members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church where they made many lifelong friends. They recently celebrated 67 years of marriage.
Dolly is survived by her husband Harold, 3 sons Steve (Lisa), Tim (Shona) and Michael (Kebra), grandchildren, Jennifer, Leslie, Brian, Ashley, Austin, Cara, and Devin, several great grandchildren, sister, Karen Thomson Munson of MN, and brother Lance (Joy) Westad and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Valerie Klever.
Dolly enjoyed fishing, playing cards and watching her Lakers. She loved her family and friends deeply and walked faithfully with the Lord until He called her home on November 4, 2023. She passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side.
A Celebration of Life Service was held on November 9 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 7082 Crescent Ave. Buena Park CA 90620. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church.
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