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Dorothy T.
Piwowarczyk

(Nee Wroblewski) Dorothy from Franklin, WI, was called to the loving arms of the lord on August 10, 2018 at the young age of 97 years. Preceded in death by her loving husband Stanley for 50 years, her parents Anton and Frances, brothers Jerry and Art, sister Ester Smith and son-in-law Dennis Wojszko. She will be dearly missed by her daughter Carol Wojszko, Grandchildren Debbie(Marc) Gonsiorowski, Kristin(Tony) Bucek, and Mark Wojszko. Great Grandchildren, Kayla and Leah Gonsiorowski and Tayler and Justin Bucek. Also survived by her sister Eleanore (Norris) Robinson of Lanham Maryland, other relatives and friends.

Dorothy and her husband Stanley were the owners of the Covered Wagon Bar for 18 years, located in Milwaukee, WI. Dorothy also worked for Briggs and Stratton and retired after 30 years of employment. At the age of 79 years she went back to work and became a dedicated employee at Sam’s Club for ten years, when she finally decided to retire. Dorothy was a very hard worker and loved spending time in her yard mowing the lawn, trimming shrubs and planting flowers. She would spread her green thumb throughout the neighborhood and trimmed her neighbor’s shrubs without them even knowing. Dorothy loved animals and spent hours looking out her window watching the birds making sure they were fed every day and the bird bath had fresh water. She was a fantastic cook and baker. Everyone loved her famous cheesecakes, homemade bread and her forty-plus kinds of Christmas cookies that her family would enjoy eating until the following October. She would always share her homemade goodies with her family and friends. She loved music and would go dancing with her husband. They were always the last two on the dance floor. After Dementia stole her memory, she moved into St. Mary’s Manor, located in South Milwaukee, but she continued to dance while living there for the past 2 1/2 years. Her favorite time to dance was around midnight, when she should have been sleeping, but the caregivers would dance with her no matter what time it was. Dorothy was the most kind, happy and generous woman who always put others before herself. She wouldn’t sit down until she knew everyone else in the room had a seat. She had the most beautiful blue eyes, perpetual smile and contagious giggle. She loved spending time with her family for they were the most important people in her life. She was the best mother and grandmother that anyone could ever ask for. A special thank you to her granddaughter Kristin who had overseen her care for the past 2 12 years and made sure she remained comfortable during the last few days of her life. The family would like to thank St. Mary’s Manor staff especially; Angie, Brooke, Gentjana, Jessica, Joy, Laquita, Betty, Victoria and Shelly for the excellent care they gave Dorothy and for always making her feel at home. Thank you to Allay Hospice especially Laura, RN and Sam for the Wonderful care you provided Dorothy. You both are truly the best of the best. And also a big thank you to Dr. Sherif Gobrial.

In celebration of Dorothy’s life, a visitation will be held Thursday from 9:30-10:30AM at St. James Catholic Church, 7219 S. 27th St. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Wisconsin Humane Society would be appreciated.

If we all had a little Dorothy in us the world would be a much better place.
Be an Angel to someone else whenever you can.

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