Dora Bertha Mack was born June 15, 1922 in her family home near Pomeroy, the daughter of Michael and Bertha (Meyer) Mack. Dora was baptized as an infant into the Lutheran Faith. She attended a country school through the sixth grade.
On Nov. 22, 1942, Dora was united in marriage to Leonard Nolte. They celebrated 62 years as husband and wife. Together, they were blessed with four children, David, Donny, Colleen and Keith.
After many years of farming, Dora and Leonard moved to Manson in 1972. After Leonard passed away, she moved to Golden Meadows, which she enjoyed greatly. Dora was a member of the Augustana Lutheran Church in Pomeroy, where she was active in Ladies Aid.
Dora was devoted to her faith and her family. She was also an avid gardener and shared her garden harvest with many people. She also was very proud of her hollyhocks, which eventually found a home at Golden Meadows. She also loved watching baseball, especially her Chicago Cubs.
Dora was a hard worker on the farm, and when they moved to Manson she worked at Golden Meadows as a cook. Dora and Leonard also mowed many lawns, took people to doctors appointments, delivered food to shut-ins and anything else that needed to be done to help other people.
Dora loved to play croquet. She was very good at it too. She also loved to play cards and Bingo.
Dora died on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 at the Good Samaritan Society in Manson. Funeral services were held at Augustana Lutheran Church in Manson on Nov. 8 and burial was in Union Cemetery in Pomeroy. the Larson-Weishaar Funeral Home in Manson was in charge of arrangements.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children, David (Sandra) Nolte of Grove City, Ohio; Donny (Jan) Nolte of Storm Lake; Colleen (Roger) Bohn of Arlington, Tex.; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Dora is also survived by her brothers, Ted, Elmer, and Vernon and her sisters Bernice and Victoria.
Dora was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Leonard, their son Keith, her parents, her brother Marvin, and her sisters, Ilene, Hulda and Ida.