Dorothy lived a long and great life. She grew up on a dairy farm near Pulaski and worked in Chicago at the US Department of Treasury. She celebrated over 50 years of marriage to George, raised five very successful children, and traveled the world to well over 50 countries. Mom was most proud of her kids and used to repeat their names in the proper order daily.
Dorothy and George spent several decades in Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan). Together they gave great assistance to the Catholic priests, and religious brothers and sisters who worked throughout the country. Our house always had an open door to those who needed a good dinner, air conditioning, and a mosquito-free bed. Dorothy was very proud of these relationships as well as the many times she traveled to Calcutta, India to work and pray with Saint Sister Mother Teresa.
After their extended stay in Bangladesh, mom and dad moved to Indonesia for several years until their “camping days” were over. Upon retirement, they moved to the Houston, Texas area where they developed many friendships there as well. After dad passed away in 2004, mom moved back to the Northeast Wisconsin area where she could be close to her family roots.
Dorothy is survived by her five children: Michael (Judy), Gerard (Joli), Thomas (Linda), Susan (Willem) and Glenn (Maureen); her nine grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
We would like to offer a thank you to the caregivers at New Perspective. Their professionalism and compassion offered to mom especially during the past few months is appreciated.
Our family also wishes to extend a very special thank you mom’s brothers, sisters, and in-laws for the love and care they gave to mom and to our family. This will never be forgotten.
Friends are invited to gather with family at Saint John the Baptist Church, 2597 Glendale Ave., Green Bay, on December 27, from 9:30 am – 11:30 am. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m., following the visitation. Burial will take place in Cemetery of the Holy Sepulchre of St. John the Baptist, Howard.
In lieu of flowers, please give your loved ones a hug and donate to the Alzheimers Association.