Dorothy A. Townsend

Dorothy A. Townsend passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010 at the age of 86 years.

She was the beloved wife of the late Clarence B. Townsend, the loving mother of Jim (Kathy), Bob (Kathleen), Carol (Reg) Weide, Tom (Barb), Rick (Bonnie), Dave, Dan (Mer) and Gary.

Dorothy was the cherished sister of Eunice Schmidt, Charlotte Wells, the late George (Carol) and the late Harold Hennings. She is further survived by 16 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9 until the 1 p.m. service of remembrance at the Prasser-Kleczka Bay View Chapel, 3275 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee. A private interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Prasser-Kleczka, 414-483-2322, is assisting the family. For details, condolences or directions, visit the Web at