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Pete Dotinga


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Pete Dotinga Obituary
PETE DOTINGA, 75, of Hemet, CA, passed away after being in the hospital a short time. Born in Artesia, Oct. 25, 1940 - Dec. 16, 2015 A Hemet resident for 69 years, Pete lived on a dairy located on Cawston Ave, in Hemet for most of his life doing what he loved, dairying. In his youth he was very involved in 4-H and FFA and took great pride showing his cows at the local fairs. He was the very first Hemet FFA member to earn his American Farmer degree, a national honor. After graduating in 1959, he continued to grow his dairy herd and after a three month engagement married Tessa Peterson in 1965. Together they ran their dairy for 42 years. Pete's hobbies included water skiing, bowling leagues, watching football and spending time with his granddaughters. Preceded in death by his son, Andrew Dotinga. Survived by his devoted wife of 50 years, Tessa; daughter, Sally Scott (Brad); brother, Ralph Dotinga (Sudelle); and four granddaughters. A Memorial Service will be held at Miller-Jones Mortuary, 1501 W. Florida Ave., Hemet, CA 92543, January 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Pete's honor to either: Hemet High School Scholarship Committee, Dotinga FFA, c/o 41701 Stetson Ave., Hemet, CA 92544 Attn: Cheryl Ramirez or San Jacinto High School ASB (FFA), 500 Idyllwild Dr., San Jacinto, CA 92583.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Dec. 27, 2015
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