WAUKESHA

Dorothy A. Munz (nee Schwarz)


Dec. 22, 1923 – Jan. 16, 2014


Dorothy A. Munz (nee Schwarz) of Waukesha passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, with her loving family by her side at Seasons Hospice. She was born on Dec.

22, 1923, in Hartford, the daughter of William and Rolinda Schwarz.

She graduated from Mukwonago High School and attended the Business Institute in Milwaukee. Dorothy married George Munz on March 15, 1947, in Mukwonago.

She worked at Waukesha Motor Co. as a secretary for 11 years and part time for four years when she left to become a stay-at-home mom. In December of 1970, she went back to work as a phototypesetter for Delzer Lithograph until she retired in 1984. Dorothy loved her family and having fun, dice games, board games, “Tri-Ominos” and playing cards with her wonderful friends.

Dorothy will be sadly missed by her daughters, Nancy (Thomas) Sanicola and Merry (Walter) Kandzora; grandchildren, Kari (Brandon) Wilson, SPC. Ian Kandzora, Gianna, Thomas and Johnathan Sanicola; great-granddaughter, Maddison Wilson; and a sister, Gloria Zeise. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George, on Dec. 19, 1983; brothers, William and Harvey (Mardell) Schwarz; brother-in-law, Donald Zeise; and her four-legged friends, Butchie and Sheena.

The visitation for Dorothy will be held from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. prayer service Sunday, Jan. 19, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha.

Memorials in Dorothy’s name to the Evangelical & Reformed United Church of Christ, 413 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186; or the American Heart Association, 660 E. Mason St. Suite 200, Milwaukee, WI 53202, would be appreciated.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Martin Kern and Mary and Seasons Hospice for their compassionate care of Dorothy.

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