Dorla Dawn Humcke (nee DeeDee Schuyler) received her wings of grace on Jan. 31, 2017.
Dorla was born in Savanna, Ill., on Aug. 26, 1929 to parents Philip and Ruby Schuyler, and is survived by her children, Michael (Heddy) Humcke of Pewaukee, Cathy J. Humcke-Peterson of Mukwonago, and Kristine D. Danielson of West Allis.
She was the very proud grandmother of Amanda (Alex) Pederson, Dayna Danielson, Erik (Samantha) Landzettel, Kyle (Mandeline) Landzettel, and joyful great-grandmother of Olivia, Liam, and Dylan Landzettel.
She is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Jayne Schuyler of Greenfield; Phillip (Joan) Schuyler of Chesapeake, Va.; Robert (Julie) Schuyler of Nekoosa; and Jill (Terry) Taplin of Belvidere, Ill.; her cousins, and her many beloved nieces and nephews. She is further survived by her many, many friends and neighbors in the Mukwonago area.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard W. Humcke, of Mukwonago; father, Philip (Fran) Schuyler of East Troy, and mother, Ruby (Glade) Wambold of Mukwonago.
Dorla lived most of her life in the Mukwonago area, graduating a year early with the Mukwonago High School Class of 1946. She worked at the Waukesha County Courthouse, and later on, worked for over 30 years at Lobdell’s Sentry Store in Mukwonago before retiring in 1990.
Dorla will forever be known and remembered for her beautiful smile, her intelligence, infectious laugh, artistic gifts, zest for life, and helpfulness and kindness toward family, neighbors and friends. Dorla always remembered everyone’s birthdays, anniversaries, special occasions, and holidays, often sending a hand-crafted gift or card (Hallmark Cards and many craft stores will be a little less profitable with her passing). She will also be remembered for the wit, strength and resilience that she displayed as she was preparing to leave us.
As per Dorla’s wishes, there will not be a funeral service. However, as children never listen, the family will host Dorla’s life celebration for all her family and friends on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Post 375, 627 County Road NN, Mukwonago, WI 53149.
For those attending her life celebration, please bring a picture, or write a note or short story about one of your favorite memories of Dorla that the family can later place into an album. For those unable to attend the life celebration, you can mail your pictures, cards and notes to Dorla’s Family, c/o P.O. Box 786, Pewaukee, WI 53072-0786.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate gifts made in Dorla’s name to the Seniors On The Go Taxi Service, 400 Bayview Rd., Suite #B, Mukwonago, WI 53149.
The family would especially like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at Waukesha Memorial Hospital for their kind and compassionate care during Dorla’s last days. The family, on Dorla’s behalf, would also like to express Dorla’s thanks and admiration to Dr. Gary Kuhl, at ProHealth Care, New Berlin, for the many years of excellent care he provided.