Dorothy Mae Yopps

Aug. 19, 1918 May 27, 2013

Dorothy Mae Yopps of Waukesha passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Monday, May 27, 2013, at Seasons Hospice at the age of 94. She was born in Maquoketa, Iowa, on Aug. 19, 1918, the daughter of Adolf and Buelah (nee McDonald) Bergmeister.

Dorothy was a devoted homemaker all her life who was known for being an excellent cook. She enjoyed sewing and was a marvelous seamstress. Dorothy was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She had a great love for her grandchildren and will always be remembered as a wonderful mother and very dear grandmother.

She will be sadly missed by her three loving children, Paul (Ellen) Yopps of Sun City, Ariz., Charliene Schweder of Waukesha and Carolyn Yopps (David) of Palm Harbor, Fla.; her 10 precious grandchildren, Thomas Yopps, Joliene Yopps, Karen Adamak, Jeannette Albano, Brian Yopps, David Schweder, Suzie Guy, Becky Maercklein and Gregory Kind; as well as by 12 great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her sister, Carolyn Riedel of Pewaukee, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joseph, on Jan. 29, 2006; her granddaughter, Jennifer Schweder; her sisters, Betty and Paulina; and her brother, George.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The funeral Mass will be held Friday, May 31, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha. Please meet directly at the church. The Rev. Bill Key will preside. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.