Dorothy Mae Wickland

March 30, 1928 - Sept. 10, 2009

Dorothy Mae Wickland (nee Morris), 81, of rural Palmyra, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at her farm home with her children at her side. Dorothy was born March 30, 1928, the daughter of Andrew and Bessie Morris.

She attended and graduated from Whitewater Teacherís College. She married Anton "Tony" Wickland on March 23, 1950, at her home in rural Palmyra. They had six children. Anton and Dorothy spent their lives operating their dairy farm and raising their children. Dorothy took great pleasure in caring for her children and grandchildren and was loved by all.

She is survived by her six children, Diane Wickland (Paul Donis) of Fairfax, Va., Shirley Wickland (the Rev. Michael Morning) of Fond du Lac, David (Harriet) Wickland of rural Palmyra, Carol (Lyle) Strooisma of Whitewater, William (Vicki) Wickland of Dousman and Joyce (Roger) Sdano of Whitewater. She also is survived by 14 grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Anton, in 2006; her parents; and her sister, Muriel Dearborn.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until the 4 p.m. funeral service Sunday, Sept. 13, at Mealyís Funeral Home, 320 W. Main St., Palmyra. The Rev. Jay Poster will officiate. Burial will be at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at Zion Cemetery in Palmyra (meet at the cemetery).

For the online obituary and guest registry, go to Mealyís Funeral Home in Palmyra is serving the family, 495-2127