Dorothy Mildred Breit

Dorothy Mildred Breit, nee Kertscher, 76, of Muskego, formerly of West Bend, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007 at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee.

She was born on March 22, 1930 in Fillmore to the late Jesse and Elsie Marie (nee Weiss) Kertscher.

She attended West Bend High School and later became a very hard worker for the Enger-Kress Co.

Dorothy was united in marriage to Andrew Roman Breit on Oct. 22, 1949. They began their union in the city of West Bend on Madison Avenue, but soon realized there was more of life to be discovered on an idyllic farm in Kewaskum; this is where they farmed beef cattle, hogs and crops.

They raised eight children, and Dorothy was a devoted wife and very loving, caring and giving mother. She always put everyone first, never herself.

She will always be remembered as a loving wife and mother of eight with a heart of gold.

Dorothy and Andrew were divorced on Jan. 9, 1997, but Dorothy still held Andrew close to her heart.

Dorothy is survived by her former husband, Andrew Breit of Kewaskum; their eight children, Patricia (Roger) Brace of New Fane, Robert (Mary) Breit of Campbellsport, Glorianna (Jer-ome) Dahm of West Bend, An-drew (Alice) Breit Jr. of Cascade, Cecilia (Jeffery) Waala of Kewas-kum, Randall (Victory) Breit of Campbellsport, Sheila Dachs of West Bend and Brenda (fiancˇe Steven Pawlak) Breit of Muskego; 13 grandchildren, Steven Breit, Aaron Breit, Jamie (Missi) Dahm, Jeremy (Jacki) Dahm, Kenneth Breit, Nicholas Breit, Jeffery Waala, Nicole Waala, Jesse (Jes-sica) Breit, Shawn Breit, Adam Breit, Charles Dachs Jr. and Carri Jo Dachs; and two great-grandchildren, Kiersten Dahm and Dacoda Waala.

She is further survived by a brother, Earl (Bernice) Kertscher; two sisters, Forence Pietschmann and Marcella (Rudy) Stadler; and many other relatives and friends.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Ruth Kertscher, Mildred (Albert) Gala-binski and Evelyn (Hilbert) Reimer; two brothers, Merlin Kertscher and Milton (Helen) Kertscher; a brother-in-law, Al-bert Pietschmann; a niece, Bar-bara Reimer; and a nephew, David Kertscher.

A funeral service in honor of Dorothy will be held on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 2 p.m. at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, West Bend.

Father Jerry Brittain will officiate, and burial will follow the funeral in Fillmore Union Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from noon until the time of the service at 2 p.m.

Memorials to the family would be greatly appreciated.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service of West Bend is assisting the family.

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