WAUKESHA/ELM GROVE

Dorothea S. 'Dodie' Thiem

April 1909 - June 22, 2009

Dorothea S. "Dodie" Thiem (nee Glasenapp) of Waukesha, and for many years of Elm Grove, peacefully entered eternal life Monday, June 22, 2009, at the age of 100.

She is now reunited with her beloved husband, Darold, and their son, Douglas.

Dodie was the treasured mother of Darea (the late Grant) Schwartz and Deborah (Rick) Rollo.

She also was cherished "papa" of Mathew (Paula), Jarrad (Kelly) Schwartz, Dorothea (James) O’Hare, Simone (Anthony) Petitjean, Elizabeth (John) Darland, Colleen Rollo, Tracy and Darrin (Amy) Thiem; and was proud great-grandmother of Scarlet, Violet, Dalton, Grant, Esme, Ava, Max, Liam, Joe, Elsa, Jaiden, Daniel and Mia. She was the dear sister of the late Ruth Goshgarian, and fond aunt of Rick Goshgarian. She also is lovingly remembered by other relatives and friends, including the devoted caregivers from Lake Country Homecare.

Dodie brought a zest to life. She was passionate about everything and perfectionism surfaced in all she did. She loved sharing beauty with others. Her fabulous, gentle style and grace touched everyone, yet there was an inner strength that carried her though all life’s adversities. Never looking back, always to the future, as she would say, "You can make a choice, never dwell on the sadness, but to look at life with humor and see the beauty."

Visitation will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at the Becker Ritter Funeral Home, 14075 W. North Ave. in Brookfield, until the time of services at 7 p.m. Private graveside services will be held at Pinelawn.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the charity of your choice are appreciated.

Becker Ritter is serving the family. For more information, call 782-5330, or for expressions of sympathy, visit the Web at www.BeckerRitter.com.