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Dorothy L. Moede

Dorothy L. Moede Photo Bruskiewitz Funeral Home

Dorothy Lydia Moede was born September 21, 1933 in Clyman, Wisconsin, to Richard and Lydia (nee Krause) Moede. She grew up on farms near Rhinelander and Marshfield before her family moved to Whitewater, where she attended Whitewater High School. She moved to Milwaukee in the early 1950’s. Dorothy worked for 28 years at Master Lock Company before retiring in 1995. She loved visiting and vacationing with family and friends. She was an ardent fan of early rock ‘n roll and country and western music. She enjoyed fairs, festivals and amusement parks. She diligently tended to her flower beds and yard, liked to fish, and loved animals, especially dogs. She took loving pride in her daughters and granddaughters. Dorothy is survived by her daughters Heidi (Jay) Chesky of Herndon, Virginia and Christine (Kent) Sticha of Plymouth, Minnesota and granddaughters Ann and Claire. She is also survived by her sister Karen Herzog of Bryan, Texas, sister-in-law Joyce Moede of North Prairie, Wisconsin and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents and siblings Maxine, Betty, Hazel, Roland, Jean and Darrell.  A Memorial Service for Dorothy will be held Saturday, May 18 at 5 PM at the funeral home, with visitation from 4-5 PM.

Remembrances:

  • Jutta Betley says:

    Dorothy will be greatly missed by her close friends Jutta,June and Helen….
    She loved doing our Birthday get-together’s at different restaurants in Feb and Sept.
    We will miss her and think of her often,she was a super person and good friend who loved her daughters and proudly showed us pictures of Ann & Claire as they were growing up.
    R.I.P. Dorothy
    Jutta

  • Carey Belle Moede Benson says:

    It was so very sad to learn that Aunt Dorothy has passed on. I have many fond memories of her and the times we were able to spend together. The family dinners and reunions were not often enough. It was always so grand to see us all congregated. Always loud and loving and Aunt Dorothy always in the thick of it. Thinking of her does bring a big smile to my face. Dorothy was Dorothy! A very unique lady that loved life. She worked hard and was one tough cookie. She worked very hard to raise her family with much devotion and determination. There are so many people, nowadays, that could take a few lessons from Aunt Dorothy. We often hear people say that you should be yourself no matter what. Well she certainly was! She told it like it was or how she felt it should be. Aunt Dorothy was a real blessing when our Papa Roland was so sick. She would take charge and get everyone motivated even if it was just cleaning up Papas yard. How much it helped to get our minds off of the sadness, even if for a short while. Another candle has burnt out in our family but has turned into a star in heaven, along with the rest of the Moede constellation. She will truly be missed and remembered as a strong and gracious lady. We have had much tragedy in our family but through it all we’ve hung together and made it through the storms. That too is a testament to the courage our family possesses. God Bless you Aunt Dorothy and God Bless our family! Love to you all from Carey Belle and Jack up in Canada!

  • Carey Belle Moede Benson says:

    It was so very sad to learn that Aunt Dorothy has passed on. I have many fond memories of her and the times we were able to spend together. The family dinners and reunions were not often enough. It was always so grand to see us all congregated. Always loud and loving and Aunt Dorothy always in the thick of it. Thinking of her does bring a big smile to my face. Dorothy was Dorothy! A very unique lady that loved life. She worked hard and was one tough cookie. She worked very hard to raise her family with much devotion and determination. There are so many people, nowadays, that could take a few lessons from Aunt Dorothy. We often hear people say that you should be yourself no matter what. Well she certainly was! She told it like it was or how she felt it should be. Aunt Dorothy was a real blessing when our Papa Roland was so sick. She would take charge and get everyone motivated even if it was just cleaning up Papas yard. How much it helped to get our minds off of the sadness, even if for a short while. Another candle has burnt out in our family but has turned into a star in heaven, along with the rest of the Moede constellation. She will truly be missed and remembered as a strong and gracious lady. We have had much tragedy in our family but through it all we’ve hung together and made it through the storms. That too is a testament to the courage our family possesses. God Bless you Aunt Dorothy and God Bless our family! Love to you all from Carey Belle and Jack up in Canada!

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