Elaine V. Dobbertin (nee Severson)

Aug. 24, 1919 – May 7, 2013

Elaine V. Dobbertin (nee Severson) of Hartland was born to eternal life Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at the age of 93. Elaine was born in Blanchardville on Aug. 24, 1919, daughter of Theodore and Amy Severson.

Elaine received a degree in nursing and served in the South Pacific during World War II. She married David Dobbertin on Aug. 30, 1947, and they worked side by side on their dairy farm for more than 30 years. Elaine went back to working as a registered nurse for 25 years at an area nursing home. She enjoyed reading, gardening, bird watching and spending time with her precious grandkids and great grandkids. Elaine was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Merton. She will always be remembered for her compassionate love for others and for living the life of a Proverbs 31 woman.

Elaine will be dearly missed by her children, Donna (Charles) Leamon, Philip Dobbertin, Laura (Gerald) Meissner, Mark (Anna) Dobbertin and Dean (Viki) Dobbertin; grandchildren, Amy Leamon, Paul (Sarah) Leamon, Anna (Steven) Baker, Aaron (Corinne) Meissner, Jessica (Tate) Dillow, Andrew (Elaine) Meissner, William Meissner, Matthew Dobbertin, Stephen Dobbertin, Abigail Dobbertin, Caleb Dobbertin, Esther Dobbertin, Darcy (Jose) Figueroa, David (Tricia) Dobbertin, Geneva (Lucas) Enge and Mark (Alexandra Bell) Dobbertin; 25 greatgrandchildren; her sister, Helen Hatfield; and brothers, Robert Severson and Donald (MaryAnn) Severson. Elaine is further survived by other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David; parents; brothers, Glenn, Sanford, Leroy and Tilman; sisters, Dorothy and Carol; great-granddaughter, Molly; and sisters- in-law, Mary Sprouse and Carol Severson.

The visitation for Elaine will be held from 11 a.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral service Saturday, May 11, at the First Baptist Church of Merton, N65-W28217 Hickory Hill Drive, Merton, WI 53056. Burial with full military honors will immediately follow the service at the Lisbon Merton Union Cemetery, Hartland.

Memorial donations in Elaine’s name are appreciated to the First Baptist Church of Merton (address above) or to Camp Fairwood, W7905 S. Pleasant Road, Westfield, WI 53964.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.