Mary Dobratz

Nebraska United States
(b. 1956 - d. 1993)

Mary was a La Leche League Leader in Nebraska, USA. She died on December 14, 1993 after attending a home school event in Waterloo, Iowa. Mary and her daughter Beth (11) were killed in a car accident. A fuel oil truck has stopped in traffic to make a left turn on the highway. Beth was seated in the back seat, behind Mary when the car struck the truck. Mary's car evidently swerved at the last minute. She was survived by her son Jacob (5) and Hannah (6 months) who was exclusively breastfed and had many food sensitivities. Mary had several sisters, one of whom looked and sounded like Mary and who assumed much of the care of Hannah in the days after Mary's death.