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Dorthy A. Sabasta

July 6, 1934 — December 23, 2022

Dorthy A. Sabasta, 88, of Sioux City passed away Friday, December 23, 2022 at a local care center.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, January 13, 2023 at Nativity Catholic Church.  Visitation with the family will be Thursday, January 12, 2023 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 P.M. at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel.  Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.  Online condolences may be given at

Dorthy was born July 6, 1934 in Danbury, Iowa, the daughter of Andrew and Leona (Boeche) Schimmer.  She graduated from Danbury Catholic High School. While waitressing at the College Café, Dorthy met the love of her life, Walter Sabasta and the couple were married on June 19, 1955 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Sioux City. To this union, four children were born. Walter preceded Dorthy in death on June 16, 2012. Dorthy worked for Windcharger and Younkers before devoting her time and love to motherhood. She enjoyed bowling and playing cards and was an excellent seamstress, cook, and baker.  Dorthy was devoted to her family and will be missed dearly. She was a member of Nativity Catholic Church and a former member of St. Francis Catholic Church.  Dorthy loved everyone. 

Survivors include her children: Steven Walter (Karen) Sabasta of Spirit Lake, IA, Timothy Ray Sabasta of Sioux City, Michael Duane (Vikki) Sabasta of Sioux City, and Nancy (Scott) Cochrane of Sioux City; six grandchildren: Dayton Sabasta, Stephanie Bowder, Jack Morris, Sarah Blake, Christopher Sabasta, and Shelby Book; three great grandchildren; brother Richard Schimmer; and sister-in-law Annie Schimmer.

Dorthy was preceded in death by her parents, husband Walter, brother Don Schimmer, and sister-in-law Lois Schimmer.

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