Rosemary C. Dobratz
Rosemary C. Dobratz, 73, of Oconomowoc, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Angels Grace Hospice on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Rosemary was married Aug. 5, 1967, to Dean Dobratz. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education from UWM and a Master of Arts degree from Cardinal Stritch as a reading specialist. She was a teacher at Sussex Elementary School and Summit School in Oconomowoc.
She was a homemaker and role model to her children and the community. She was a woman of great faith, a dedicated member of St. Jerome Catholic Church in Oconomowoc who served in numerous capacities, and volunteered for various church and community activities.
Rosemary is survived by her six children, Anne Dobratz (David W. Bray III) of Oconomowoc, Lisa (James) Stolz of Oconomowoc, Lori (Dave) Eckert of Oconomowoc, Bill (Sheila) Dobratz of Ixonia, Kathryn (Dennis) Leverenz of Oconomowoc and Marcia (James) Meyer of Ashippun; and 13 grandchildren, Ryan and Eric Stolz, Ashley, Alex, Alyssa and Travis Dobratz, Blake, Ethan and Brett Leverenz, and Hadley, Carly, James Thomas (J.T.) Meyer, and David W. Bray IV. She is also survived by her siblings, Lawrence (Bonita) Sanders of Wausau, Jerome Sanders of Presque Isle and Armella I. Sanders of Wausau, and nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean Dobratz; her parents, William and Armella J. Sanders; and a sister-in-law, Judith Sanders.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, at the Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral Home, 121 S. Cross St., Oconomowoc, and also Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Jerome Catholic Church. Funeral services will follow at the church starting at noon. Interment will be at St. Jerome Cemetery.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you for their kindness and compassion to Drs. John E. Kelly, Stan Marcus and Janet Drake, the entire staff at AngelsGrace Hospice as well as all of their friends who helped see the family through this difficult time. Memorials may be made to the Waukesha County Community Foundation (Rosemary & Dean Dobratz Memorial Fund), 2727 N. Grandview Blvd., Suite 122, Waukesha, WI 53188.
Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4459 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.