Dorothie Litt

Dec. 11, 1926 – July 5, 2010

Dorothie June (Werch) Litt died peacefully Monday, July 5, 2010, at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice Center in Sheboygan Falls at the age of 83. She was born Dec. 11, 1926, in Milwaukee, and was the only child of Otto and Clara Werch.

Dorothie moved to Waukesha in 1940, where she met her husband, Anthony (Tony) F. Litt Jr., while in high school. Tony and Dorothie were married June 21, 1947, and cherished life and their family together for more than 56 years until his death in January 2004.

Dorothie resided in Waukesha at 917 Harding Ave. for more than 55 years, enjoying the home that Tony built for them before moving to Mapledale Senior apartments in Sheboygan to be closer to her sons and their families.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her in-laws, Anthony Sr. and Ida Litt; and her oldest son, Anthony F. Litt III, whom she loved and missed dearly.

Survivors include two sons, Cameron (Lynn) Litt of Sheboygan and Lyndon (Gale) Litt of Kohler; grandchildren, Emily Litt of Arlington, Va., Anthony IV (Danielle) Litt of Pulaski, Nathan Litt of Appleton and Angela Sjolund of Kohler; and one great-granddaughter, Jasmine Litt of Pulaski. She is further survived by a daughter-in-law, Piccola (Bracy) Litt Kessel; sister-in-law, Vivian (Litt) Vrooman; and brother-in-law, Leslie (Beverly) Litt; as well as other wonderful relatives and friends.

Dorothie graduated from Waukesha High School in 1945 and was the 1944 prom queen. She was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Waukesha and a member of the Wisconsin Lutheran Child & Family Service. Dorothie was an active participant in Waukesha park and recreation programs; she was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post #721, the Waukesha Genealogy Society, Wisconsin State Genealogy Society, Wisconsin State Historical Society, Milwaukee City Genealogy Society, and a former member of the Kettle Moraine Ladies 9 hole golf league. Dorothie worked for many years as a voting poll worker in the 8th Aldermanic District/3rd ward. She was a charter member of Waukesha Rose Society and grew many prize roses during her lifetime.

A celebration of Dorothie’s life will be held Thursday, July 8, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1052 Whiterock Ave., Waukesha. Visitation is scheduled from noon to 2 p.m., followed by a church service and her burial at Prairie Home Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Waukesha Salvation Army, the Waukesha VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post #721 or the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice Center in Sheboygan would be appreciated.

Our family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the VNA Hospice Home Care team that attended to Dorothie’s needs while in our home: Andrea, Ellen, Cindy, Pat, Jane, Dr. Hancock and Ruth; a special hospice volunteer as well as to the wonderful, compassionate and supportive staff at the Sharon Richardson Hospice Community Center beginning with the front door receptionists, the entire nursing and CNA team, and including the kitchen and the housekeeping staff. Each person touched Dorothie and our lives in a way that will never be forgotten. We are grateful and appreciate each and every one of you.