Dorothy J. Smart

June 15, 1911 – Dec. 2, 2009

Dorothy J. Smart, 98, of Mukwonago, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009. Dorothy was born in Mukwonago on June 15, 1911. She was the daughter of Ward and Bertha Minor and the granddaughter of Eli and Abigail Minor, who settled in the Mukwonago area in the 1850s.

Her husband, Harvey, passed away Oct. 28, 1955.

She is survived by her son, Daniel Smart, who serves as the municipal judge of Mukwonago.

Her brother, Brockway Minor, and her sisters, Abigail Minor, Cynthia (Elmer) Fritz and Genevieve (Martin) Stobber, preceded her in death.

Dorothy graduated from Mukwonago High School and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She was an elementary school teacher and principal for 29 years and retired from the East Troy Community School District in 1976. She will be dearly remembered by her son, extended family, former students, colleagues and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral service Saturday, Dec. 5, at Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, 315 Main St. (Highway ES), Mukwonago. Internment will follow at Oak Knoll Cemetery, Mukwonago.

The kind and compassionate care Dorothy received at LindenGrove-Mukwonago during her last month of her life is very much appreciated.

Memorial contributions to the Mukwonago Community Library or to a charity of the donor’s choice are appreciated.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving the family. For more information, call 363-7126 or visit online at