Dorothy "Dottie" K. Leatherman

The funeral service and celebration of the life of Dorothy "Dottie" K. Leatherman (nee Tschetter) of Grafton was held on July 14 at the Alliance Bible Church in Mequon.

Dottie went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at the age of 81.

Visitation was held at Mueller Funeral Home in Grafton on July 13 and also on July 14 at the church, prior to the service.

Interment took place in the afternoon of July 14 at Grafton’s Woodlawn Cemetery.

Dottie was brought into this world on Jan. 14, 1926, in Carpenter, S.D., the daughter of Joseph and Ina Tschetter of Carpenter.

After attending Grace Bible Institute in Omaha, Neb., Dottie was united in marriage to her husband Raymond on June 5, 1949 in Huron, S.D.

Every Sunday morning, she faithfully attended Alliance Bible Church where she would sit on the left side of the center isle, third row from the front.

League bowling was Dottie’s passion and favorite activity. For 49 years, Dottie competed in the Women’s National Bowling Tournament with her sister Edna Dolliver of Sioux Falls, S.D.

She was also a dedicated Brewers and Packers fan and would never turn a game off until it was over - win or lose. For 28 years, Dottie was employed as a server and hostess at The Edge of Town Restaurant in Me-quon.

Dottie was preceded in death by her father and mother Joseph and Ina Tschetter; her brother Harold Tschetter; and unnamed twins. She was further preceded in death by her daughter Joy and nephew Timmy.

Dottie is survived by and was the beloved wife of Ray Leatherman; the loving mother of Tim (Wendy), Philip (former Debbie), Jenny (Dean) Albrecht, Judy Petruschke, Jolinda (Joe) Heroux and Jon. She was the dearest grandma and legal guardian to Joy’s daughters, Jolene (Ricky) Sherry and Jackie (Brad) Waldoch. Dottie is further survived by 17 additional grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her brothers Henry (Bobbi) Tschetter of Huron, S.D. and Don (Vi) Tschetter of Omaha, Neb.; her sister Edna (Ken) Dolliver of Sioux Falls, S.D.; along with nine nieces; 10 nephews; and many wonderful friends.

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