Dorothy Mae Schulist

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Dorothy Mae

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday, January  14, 2022 from 9:00am-10:30am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30am.


Dorothy Mae Schulist (Shinners) “Dortz” died peacefully on December 18,
2021 with family by her side. Born May 18, 1929, Dorothy grew up on
Humboldt Avenue in Milwaukee and attended St. Elizabeth’s School and
Riverside High School. She married her sweetheart, Richard in 1948. While
raising 7 children, Dorothy worked as a nursing assistant and a waitress.
She loved debating politics, cheering on the Packers, crafting, crossword
puzzles and collecting owls. Family gatherings brought her great joy. She
reveled in every wedding, graduation and baptism – beginning with her own
children and most recently, their grandchildren. Attending sporting events
for her grandchildren and great grandchildren was a highlight. Many
memories were made at Big Cedar Lake, backyard barbecues, beer gardens,
State Fair, Irishfest and parties that often included crazy hats. Being
diagnosed with macular degeneration, and considered legally blind, did not
slow her down. She zoomed, skyped, listened to books on tape and worked
on her relationship with Alexa till the bitter end. She is survived by her
children, David (Connie) Schulist, Dee (James) Karleskint, Denise (Ron)
Olszewski, Dean (Cathy) Schulist, Doreen (Mark) Treuden, Darla (Mike)
Erato and Karen (Brandhagen) Schulist, sisters-in-law Evelyn Triscari and
Theresa Cyra, nineteen grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and
many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband
Richard, parents Joseph and Violet (Polly), siblings Joseph (Tobias),
Jeanette, Patricia (Richard), infant son Dennis and youngest son Daniel. A
mass of Christian burial will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church
(OLOLmke) on Friday, January 14th at 10:30 a.m. with visitation beginning
at 9:00 a.m. Burial to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation
to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish or a charity of your choice. She loved dogs
and feeding the poor.

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