Dolores Sellner


Dolores Sellner age 93, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on February 28, 2020, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye. Visitation will be on Friday from 4 to 8 pm and will continue on Saturday from 9:30 until 10:30 am at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 7th at 11 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. The clergy will be Msgr. Eugene Lozinski. Interment will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Sleepy Eye. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Dolores was born on December 8, 1926, at the Loretta Hospital in New Ulm, MN to Louis and Agnes Picker Rewitzer. She lived on a farm near Nicollet for the first ten years of her life and then moved to a farm near Gaylord. Dolores graduated from Gaylord High School in 1945 and the College of St. Benedict in 1949 with a degree in Home Economics. She taught at Cleveland, Graceville, and Olivia. On February 14, 1953, she married Otto A. Sellner, Jr. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Gaylord, MN. Together they operated a dairy farm and raised five children. Dolores enjoyed working on the farm, gardening, cooking, being outdoors, old time music, and being with family. Dolores was a person with a strong Catholic faith and involved in many church activities.
She is survived by her children, Diane (Dennis) Krzmarzick, Mike (Judy) Sellner, Brian Sellner and special friend Dora Cook, all of Sleepy Eye, Renee (Bill) Petersen of New Ulm, Brenda (Glenn) Anderson of Redwood Falls, grandchildren Stephanie (Rob) McMillan, Jeremy(Mackenzie) Krzmarzick, Jenna (Elias) Webster, Matt Sellner and special friend Callie, Rebecca (Ryan) Pierson, Kelsey (Landon) Seidl, Kyle (Autumn) Sellner, Joe, Erik, Sarah, and Andrea Petersen, Chandra (Randy) Baker, Sonni (Tony) Buerskin, Mikail Sellner, and Katherine Petersen, and 11 great-grandchildren. Dolores is also survived by her sisters, Bernice Ricke of Morgan, and Catherine (Ed) Sweere of Mankato, and sister-in-law Bernadette Fischer of Springfield. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Otto, an infant grandson, Nicholas Sellner.