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Julia Dobbins

September 13, 1935 — August 16, 2023

Davenport Crystal Lake

Julia (Julie) Dobbins age 87 of Hastings, MN became heaven’s newest angel on Aug. 16, 2023, after a short courageous battle with cancer. Julie was born Sept. 13, 1935, to Virginia Yerian Wilson and Austin Yerian in Jackson, OH.

She graduated from Jackson High School in 1953 and proceeded to marry the love of her life Paul (Dobbie) Dobbins on Dec. 27, 1954, in Jackson, Ohio. Julie and Dobbie made their home first in Columbus, OH, then Hilliard, OH and next was Bellefontaine, OH. This is where their love of anything OHIO STATE came in.

They then moved to Danville, IL and from there settled in Crystal Lake, IL. Julie made so many lifelong friends in each and every place she called home. After Dobbie died, she made her way to Hastings, MN where she has been part of the Benedictine Senior Living facilities since 2017. She loved it there and was involved in any and all activities. She made countless friends there who she loved and cared about with her whole heart and soul.

Julie was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Virginia Yerian Wilson and Austin Yerian; her husband Paul Dobbins; sister Joyce Nichol; brothers
David Yerian and Robert Wilson; sister-in-law Judith Yerian and brother-in-law Kenneth Nichol and Carl Dobbins.

Julie is survived by daughters Dee (Fred) Rambacher, Jane Prichard and Suzie (Ken) Massett; grandchildren Aimee (Jamie) Swanson, Anne Henning, Ryan (Andrea) Rambacher, Abby Prichard, Tom Prichard, Jack Massett and Sarah (Ryan) Ruth; great-grandchildren Samantha (Wyatt Doffing) Swanson, Sydney Swanson, Sophia Swanson, Charlie Henning, Zoe Rambacher and Carter Rambacher. She was also able to meet and get to know her great-great-grandchild Wesley Doffing. She is also survived by two sisters Laura Reismeyer and Jean Buehler; sister-in-law Ann Dobbins and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Mon. Aug 21, 2023 at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Crystal Lake, IL and 10:30 am with burial to follow at
Crystal Lake Memorial Park.

Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation on Sun., Aug. 20, 2023 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Davenport Funeral Home, Crystal Lake, IL.

Arrangements are being completed by Starkson Family of Life Celebration Chapel in Hastings, MN and Davenport Funeral Home, Crystal Lake, IL.

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