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Sutton Memorial and Mclaughlin Funeral Chapels

Dorothy Mae Rabbe

Feb. 2, 1928 - Jan. 11, 2019

Sutton resident Dorothy Mae Rabbe, 90, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019, at her home in Sutton, NE.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sutton, NE with Vicar Tim Stacy officiating. Interment will follow at the Sutton Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., with the family present from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton, NE.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Stan Rabbe Memorial Scholarship fund or to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sutton, NE.

Dorothy was born February 2, 1928, in Sutton, Nebraska to Edward and Beatrice (Uldrich) Schmidt. She attended District 13 and graduated in 1945 from Sutton High School. Following her graduation, she worked in Washington D.C. as a typist for the FBI. She met Cleo Rabbe while he was stationed there as a Marine. They were wed on March 8, 1946, at the First Presbyterian Church. In 1947, they moved to Sutton to farm her parents’ farm and raise their family. Three children were born to this union: Pamela, Stanley and Michael. Besides being an integral part of the farming operation, she worked for the ASCS, served as the Selective Service clerk for Clay County and was employed by George Brothers.

Dorothy was a generous and faithful woman who was devoted to her family. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, and playing cards. She always had a “care bag” ready for grandchildren and great grands. Her smile was beautiful, and her love and strength were fueled by her belief in God.

She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and WELCA, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Sutton Historical Society.

Survivors include her daughter, Pamela Stahl and husband Delvin of Sutton; son, Michael Rabbe and wife Lisa of Kansas City; 7 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father, husband and son, Stanley.



Jan. 14, 2019
Hilly and Doris Huber
Friend and next door neighbor

We are so sorry about the loss of Dorothy.
She was a a very good neighbor and quite active in going to the Nolde Center to play
Cards. We would ride together to the ALA meeting and miss her laughter and smiles,

Jan. 14, 2019
Susan Schmidt Hansen
Daughter of Charles Schmidt

So sorry to hear of the loss of Dorothy. Your family will be
In my thoughts tomorrow.

Jan. 14, 2019
Lois Northrop
Friend and neighbor

We will miss Dorothy at the Nolde Center. She welcomed everyone and let us know we had a friend.

Jan. 14, 2019
Marsha Uldrich Jorgensen
grand-daughter of Uncle Frank

Almost everything changes when you lose a parent that's always been there for you but great memories will remain and warm your heart forever more. How lucky you were to have her for so many years and to be a great-great grandmother for your children. So sorry for your loss. MJ

Jan. 13, 2019
Rick & Rachel Andersen

We extend our deepest condolences to the entire Rabbe family. May Dorothy rest in eternal peace in the arms of Our Lord.

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