Donald "Don" Dobbratz

May 5, 1933October 10, 2020

Donald “Don” Hugo Dobbratz, 87, passed away October 10, 2020. Don was born May 5, 1933 in Kingston, Wisconsin to the late Anna E. Henke and Hugo Emil Dobbratz. Don is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ella May Kahl Dobbratz; daughter, Debra Arena (Jay) of Bronxville, NY; son, Daniel Dobbratz (Andrea) of Pt. Lavaca; brothers, Willard “Bud” Dobbratz (Bernice) of Fox Lake, WI, Allan “Butch” Dobbratz (Carol) of The Villages, FL and his grandchildren, Dominic Arena (fiancée, Nicolette), Hailey Shea Dobbratz and Kelsea Danielle Dobbratz. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Ardith Haima. Visitation for family and friends will be Friday, October 16, 2020 from 8:30-10 am at Rosewood Funeral Chapel with a funeral service to begin at 10 am with Rev. Keith Aschenbeck officiating. Burial with military honors under the auspices of the Victoria Veterans Council will immediately follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers are Mark Bohac, Leyton Bohac, Dr. Ernest Stone, Sammy Fischer, Shelby Fischer and Dr. Richard Rogers. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to:Grace Lutheran Church 9806 NE Zac Lentz Pkwy Victoria, TX 77904-3130,Hospice of South Texas 1005 Mallette Dr Victoria, TX 77904-3318 or charity of donor’s choice Words of comfort may be shared at


  • Ella May Kahl Dobbratz, Wife of 62 years
  • Hugo Emil Dobbratz, Father (deceased)
  • Anna E. Henke Dobbratz, Mother (deceased)
  • Debra Arena and husband Jay, Daughter
  • Daniel Dobbratz and wife Andrea, Son
  • Allan"Butch" Dobbratz and wife Carol, Brother
  • Willard "Bud" Dobbratz and wife Bernice, Brother
  • Ardith Haima, Sister (deceased)
  • Hailey Shea Dobbratz, Granddaughter
  • Kelsea Danielle Dobbratz, Granddaughter
  • Dominic Arena and fiancee' Nicolette, Grandson

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  • Mark Bohac
  • Leyton Bohac
  • Dr. Ernest Stone
  • Sammy Fischer
  • Shelby Fischer
  • Dr. Richard Rogers


  • Visitation

    Friday, October 16, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 16, 2020

  • Burial

    Friday, October 16, 2020


Donald "Don" Dobbratz

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Pastor Ruben Castillo

October 13, 2020

Our Condolences to the Dobbratz Family. Prayers for Peace and Comfort. Such a wonderful and beautiful family! Blessings!

Frances Mozisek

October 12, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to our long time neighbors in Telferner.
Leon & Frances (Hartman) Mozisek

Kelly W. Grahmann

October 12, 2020

May God Bless and watch over Mr. Dobbratz and his family!
He will truly be missed, but never forgotten.
I'm proud to have know him as a friend and customer, but he will live as a legend in my heart and mind!

Kelly W. Grahmann


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