Obituaries: March 9, 2017

Published on: March 8, 2017

Dorothy Hering

Dorothy “Dottie” Hering, loving wife, mother, aunt, oma and ur oma, of Sun City Center, Fla., was called to her eternal home on March 3, 2017. Dottie was born in Greenpoint, N.Y. in 1939 and married her loving husband, Otto, in May 1959. They were blessed to spend 57 wonderful years together. Dottie loved taking care of her home and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She especially enjoyed her and Otto’s many trips to Disney World with their grandchildren, Jessica and Courtney. Dottie was an amazing, caring person who touched many lives and will be greatly missed but left a long list of wonderful memories for all of us to cherish.

Dottie is survived by her husband, Otto; son, Chris; daughter-in-law, Marsha; granddaughters, Jessica (Jimmy) and Courtney (Matthew) and great-grandchildren, Logan and Haley; nieces, Susan, Dorte and Inka; nephews, Robert and John; sister-in-law, Ulli.

Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, 813-634-9900. Per Dottie’s request, there will be no memorial service.


Betty Scroggie Jarvela

Betty Scroggie Jarvela of Sun City Center, Fla. passed away on February 26, 2017. Betty was born in Garretson, S.D. and moved to Pipestone where she attended school. Mrs. Javela was an alumnus of St. Olaf College. On March 2, 1947, she was married to George Scroggie. They made their home in Pipestone, Minn. for 35 years. Mrs. Jarvela had four daughters; Patricia (Mrs Robert Engebreth of Holmes Beach, Fla.), Pamela (Mrs. Warren Meyer of Kings Beach, Calif.) Judi (Mrs. Rick Robertson of Dakota City, Neb.), and Lori (Mrs. Rick Peltier of Eagleville, Pa.).

Betty had eight grandchildren, Ben and Gunnard Engebreth, Sam and Laura Meyer, Katie and Joey Robertson and Lisa and Eric Peltier.

The Scroggies moved to Florida in 1981. Betty was preceded in death by her beloved husband George.  George Scroggie passed away June 17, 1994.

On April 22, 2006 Betty was joined in marriage to Arthur Jarvela. The Jarvelas have made their home in Sun City Center, Fla. and spent their summers at their lake home at Lake Shetek near Currie, Minn.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice in honor of Betty.


Joseph McDonnell

Joseph McDonnell, age 88, of Sun City Center, Fla. passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Born in New York City on August 7, 1928, Joe raised his family in Long Island, N.Y. before moving to Tampa Bay.

In Joe’s passing the world lost an original mind, an independent thinker ahead of his time. Joe was the kind of man who made friends everywhere he went and made you feel like you had known him for years after only just meeting. He stretched the notion of “family” widely, and loved his family vigorously. Joe was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather brother and friend. Joe leaves his beloved wife Florence, two children, five step-children, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A Korean War Veteran, Joe proudly served his country in the United States Army for six years. His wit, self-depreciating humor, kindness and razor-sharp intellect will stay forever with all who knew him. In Joe’s memory, the McDonnell Family requests memorial contributions be made to LifePath Hospice, 12470 Telecom Drive, Suite 300, Temple Terrace, Florida 33637.