Dorothy Mae Schult

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Dorothy Mae

Dorothy Mae Schult (nee Carpenter), age 94, of Milwaukee was reunited with her beloved late husband Bob on Saturday May 10, 2014.

Dorothy was born October 6, 1919 in Baraboo to Gertrude (Hirschinger) and Floyd Carpenter. She is survived by her sister Alice (late Frank) Wing of Madison, son Steve (Linda), daughters Jackie (Tom) Alberti and Teresa (Gary) Casagranda, and eighteen grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bob, her dear daughter Connie, and grandsons Jamie and Michael, and grandson-in-law Sean (Maria) Bender.

Dorothy met and first dated Bob while they were classmates at Baraboo High School where she graduated in 1937. They married on February 13, 1942 in Alexandria VA where Bob was stationed before shipping out to his station in North Africa. Upon his return in 1945, they lived in Baraboo where she gave birth to their first three children before moving to Milwaukee in 1954. In Baraboo, she was a featured artist on the Barton theater organ in the Al Ringling theater, performing during intermissions for barbershop contests, and for a weekly radio broadcast. She would tell you her favorite accomplishment was that she played the Wedding March for her Aunt Marie at age of 8 and for her daughter Teresa at age 90.

Dorothy was a retiree of the City of Milwaukee Nursing Bureau of Public Health where she worked as an Administrative Assistant following her husband’s death in 1973. She remained very active in her retirement, particularly with her high school graduating class and the Dairyland Theater Organ Society, also learning Braille conversion and volunteering for Audio Braille Literacy Enhancement. As busy as she was, she always had time to be a loving “Gram” to her cherished grandchildren.

Dorothy was laid to rest at Highland Memorial Park in New Berlin. A memorial celebration of her life will be held in the Baraboo area during the next few weeks. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to ABLE (Audio Braille Literacy Enhancement 803 W. Wells Street Milwaukee, WI 53233) or to the Sauk County Historical Society (P.O. Box 651 Baraboo, WI 53913) are suggested.


Past Comments

Maria Bender

Thank you to my family who lovingly cared for my Grandmother in her last few months. Up until then she was fiercely independent and wouldn’t take help from anyone. It was always my privilege and honor to have her in my life and so close in my heart. She will be missed dearly. I will continue to fondly admire her strength, courage and her willingness to endure each and every day. She laughed, scolded, teased and was real. She was fun. I truly hope that she is with my husband who adored her and of course the love she never let go, her sweet Bob. We miss you Gram, and hope you found the peace you so very much deserve.

With Love,
Maria & Francesca

Teresa (Schult) Casagranda

Oh, yes, this was in 1977, shortly after Jimmy was born (thus my lovely profile). Maria would’ve been 4, her daughter’s age now.

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