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Dorothy Trepina

Dorothy Trepina, 94, departed peacefully on April 4, 2024, in Great Falls surrounded by the love of her family. Dorothy was born on January 27, 1930, in Minnesota. Dorothy was the vibrant second child of Walter and Laura (Geyer) Petrock. Following Walter’s passing, the family relocated to Big Sandy, where Dorothy flourished, graduating with the class of 1947.

In October 1948, Dorothy embarked on a lifelong journey with her beloved husand, Joesph Trepina. Together, they shared 65 wonderful years and were blessed with three children, Jim, Don, and Judy. Dorothy was a pillar of her community, undertaking various roles in Big Sandy, notably with the Postal Service. Starting as part-time Christmas help, she rose through the ranks to become Postmaster of Loma, retiring with pride as the Big Sandy Postmaster in 1990. In 2011, Dorothy and Joe embraced a new chapter in Great Falls, cherishing time with family and cultivating friendships. Following Joe’s passing in 2013, Dorothy found solace in her passions, reigniting her love for sewing, quilting, baking, and the spirited games of bridge and bingo. Dorothy’s strength was unmatched, and her candid wisdom endeared her to all who knew her. Her absence leaves a void in our hearts that will forever be filled with fond memories. We extend heartfelt gratitude to the compassionate staff at the Beehive Homes and Peace Hospice House, as well as her devoted provider, Jason Kjono PA, for their unwavering care.

Dorothy leaves behind her sons, James (Cheryl) Trepina, Donald (Sheri) Trepina; daughter, Judith (Richard) Glover; grandchildren, Patrick, Anthony, Carmen, Kristina and Michael; ten cherished great-grandchildren; and her sister, Maxine Edwards. She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Laura Petrock; loving husband, Joseph; sister, Marian Rohloff; brother, Kermit Petrock; and great-grandson, Layn Glover.

Please join us in celebrating Dorothy’s life on May 2, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. at the Big Sandy Senior Citizen Center. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Big Sandy Historical Society in Dorothy’s memory would be appreciated. Let us remember Dorothy for her laughter, unwavering spirit, and the love she shared so generously with all who crossed her path. Her legacy will continue to inspire us all.

Condolences may be shared online at http://www.SchniderFuneralHome.com.

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