Dorothy Tabbert, 72, of Fort Dodge passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home.
Visiting hours will be 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home. A prayer service will be at 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. John Elkin.
Dorothy is survived by her husband, Delbert Tabbert of Fort Dodge; daughter, Toni Tabbert of Fort Dodge; son, Troy (Jenny) Tabbert of West Des Moines; grandchildren, Christian and Amara.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Sallie Dorothy (Lynn) Waszko and twin sister, Esther Moon.
Sallie Dorothy Waszko was born June 18, 1946 in Hackensack, NJ. As a young child, she moved to Fort Dodge where she attended St. Paul Lutheran Schools and graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High in 1964. She then attended Tobin Business College. After graduation, she began working at Land O' Lakes. On October 3, 1970, Dorothy was united in marriage to Delbert Tabbert at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. They made their home in Fort Dodge. Besides raising her children, Dorothy helped her husband in his contracting business. She also worked for Hardees and retired after working for Fort Dodge Public Schools as a para educator. She enjoyed working in her flower garden and loved her pets. Dorothy was a second mother to many and will be deeply missed.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.
"I first met Dorothy and Esther when we were attending Tobin Business College and that was the beginning of a 54 year friendship. From trips for the color guard she was a member of to the hilarious week long vacation the 3 of us took to Minneapolis State Fair, which turned into a short detour into Wisconsin (neither of the ladies were good at directions and I was dealing with traffic) to the Amana Colonies where we were carded every time we were given a sample of wine (we really laughed over that as none of us had been carded before). I'll miss the long letters, computer emails and the long phone calls we enjoyed. You'll be greatly missed my friend. Until we meet again. Farewell sister of my heart."
"I spent so much time with your family growing up, Dorothy was a warm and welcoming woman to anyone who walked in the door, she will be missed by many."
"I was just thinking about I believe it was fourth of July and we all had that big dinner over at your place. "