Dorothy Mae Vande

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Dorothy Mae

Vande, Dorothy Mae
(nee Kuehlthau) Passed peacefully into Eternal Life on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 age 88 years. Beloved wife of the late Zane W. Vande. Loving mother of William (Gina) Vande, Lorie (Paul) Strombeck and Linda (Ron) Rewis. Proud grandma of Steven Rewis, Rebecca Rewis, Tracey Strombeck and Derek Vande. Dear sister of Ruth Boedecker and the late Helen Gilbert. Further survived by other relatives and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the funeral home on Friday, January 17, 2014 from 1-2 pm with a Memorial Service at 2:00 pm.

Dorothy will be remembered for volunteering at Calhoun school sharing her artistic talents as well as nurturing many varieties of Iris with the Wisconsin Iris Society.

New Berlin Chapel
16880 W. National Ave. 262-90-1140
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Linda Doffek

My sincere condolences to Dorothy’s family. She was a special lady and was fun, enthusiastic, and kind. I enjoyed visiting her and chatting and viewing her gardens. She had a wonderful collection of irises and did so much to promote interest in them. Dorothy opened her yard freely to those to wanted to visit, hosted picnics, and always baked all kinds of interesting sweets to share at banquets, meetings, etc. She encouraged new members of WIS, passed along knowledge, and shared special rhizomes with us. I’ll never look at brown irises without thinking of her as she had an affinity for them, not the most popular color. She enjoyed the “unusual” colors and patterns in irises. But I think I’ll remember her warmth and sense of humor most of all, and her infectious giggle. A very talented, knowledgeable, and special lady indeed.

-Linda Doffek
West Bend, WI

Karl andErika Becker

We sure will miss Dorothy there was never a time she would not help with the Iris Society.We will always remember her baking for a lot of our Gatherings.
The we’re always more than enough on home baked goodies.Good times we had at her house plenty of times.We sure will miss her.Cannot stop in anymor at here house or have a phone conversation..
Dorothy is looking down on us as we always remember her and miss her.
Love Erika and Karl

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