Dorothy Peshak

Sept. 27, 1918 - April 23, 2009


Dorothy Peshak (nee Hagemann) passed away Thursday, April 23, 2009, at age 90. Dorothy Marie Hagemann Peshak was born Sept. 27, 1918, the first of four children to Clara and August J.H. Hagemann.

She was a graduate of Wisconsin Business University of La Crosse. In 1943, she married Donald I. Peshak, whose career with Mobil Oil Corp., as auditor, involved transfers. They had homes in Rice Lake, Mauston, Stevens Point and Wausau before moving to Hales Corners in 1967.

Donald was employed at Clark Oil and Refining Corp. and Dorothy was employed by Milwaukee County and then the Medical College of Wisconsin. They moved into their home in Elm Grove in 1984 and Dorothy retired in 1992, just prior to the death of her husband in December.

She  was a member of the Elm Grove Women’s Club, the Wadhams-Mobil Oldtimer’s Club, the Milwaukee County Retirees and the Waukesha Lodge of Elks No. 400.

She is survived by her sons, Blair Keith Peshak of Georgetown, Texas, and Douglas Leigh (the late Sandra) Peshak of Muskego; a stepdaughter, Rosalie (Byron) Terry; one grandchild, Jayme Leigh Peshak Sisel; and four stepgrandchrildren. She is further survived by her sisters, Florence Miller of Appleton and Carolyn Jean (Young) Cho of Denver; seven nieces; five nephews; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Hagemann, of Farmington Hills, Mich.

A memorial gathering will be held from 3 p.m. until the 5 p.m. memorial service Wednesday, April 29, at Hartson Funeral Home, 11111 W. Janesville Road, Hales Corners. A private interment will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery in La Crosse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Dorothy’s name to the Medical College of Wisconsin, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Elm Grove Women’s Club and the Waukesha Lodge of Elks No. 400 are greatly appreciated.

Hartson Funeral Home, (414) 425-9797, is serving the family.