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Dorothy L. Dotty Hilla

Dorothy L. Dotty Hilla, age 80, of Burnsville died on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at Summit Oaks Lodge, in Burnsville. Dotty is survived by children, Sandy (Steve) Swenson, Terry (Wendy) Hilla, Joe Hilla, Scott (Nancy) Hilla, Paul (Su) Hilla, Patti Hilla, and Mary Hilla; grandchildren, Laura (Derrick), Steve (Mandi), Suzie (Donny), Tom, Shawn (Tegan), Rachel, Nick, Jamie, Aleah, Kelly (Tracy) and Jake; five great-grandchildren; brother, Jerry Loher; sisters, Sr. Audrey Loher, OSF, Virginia Jablonski. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald "Jack" Hilla; and grandson, Jeremy Hilla; and many other family members.

Dotty was born on October 4, 1930 in Morris, the daughter of Bernard and Helena (Mendinger) Loher. She married Donald "Jack" Hilla on Sept. 15, 1951 in Chokio. A registered nurse, Dotty spent the majority of her life as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, June 3, 2011 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Savage with the Reverend Michael Tix officiating. Interment is in St. John the Baptist Church Cemetery, Burnsville. Funeral arrangements handled by the McNearney Funeral Home, Shakopee, MN, 952-445-2755,