Dobbertin, Harley Theresa
February 23, 1994—October 29, 2018
Do you ever just feel like nothing will ever be the same again? You just have that empty feeling in your heart? On Saturday, October 29, 2018 our beautiful daughter Harley Theresa Dobbertin passed away unexpectedly at the young age of 24. I find comfort in knowing she is now with her grandparents, and that her two beautiful daughters are here to love and comfort us all. She loved her girls dearly, as we all do.
Harley graduated from Iola-Scandinavia High School and later attended technical college. In middle school, she wanted to become a veterinarian; she loved animals and even worked on a neighbor’s farm for a time. Later her dreams gave way to wanting her own day care center. She loved children. She also loved music, even though she couldn’t dance. She looked like a robot in desperate need of repair (ask any of her friends). My partner and her were close, “besties” as she called it.
Harley is survived by her daughters, Evelyn Mande and Cambria Mande; her mother, Dawn Marrero; her father, Billy Ray Manning and uncles, aunts and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Charles and Jane Dobbertin.
Life can be full of problems for us all. I’m proud to say Harley was willing to work through her struggles as hard as they have been. I’m proud to call her my daughter. I love you so much Harley, I miss you terribly – Love Mom
A gathering of Harley’s family and friends will be held at Bootleggers in Amherst on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.