Dorothy Naab, 86

Dorothy Naab, 86, of the town of Germantown and mostly recently of Cedar Bay-West, in the town of West Bend, joined her Lord on Monday, Dec. 8, 2008.

Dorothy was one of five children born to George IV and Lillie Naab on December 12, 1921. Her siblings, all whom have predeceased her, were Emma, Rudolph, Henry, and Alvin. Her sister-in-law, Marjorie (Habermacher) Naab; and a niece, Kathleen Naab; also predeceased her.

Dorothy is survived by Ronald Naab and his wife Ann of Allenton; Steve Naab and his wife Carol of Lodi; Lillie Jean Mae of Lakewood, Colo.; Kristine Verdin and her husband James of Boulder, Colo.; and Bryan Naab and his wife Marcia of Madison. A sister-in-law, May (Klumb) Naab of West Bend also survives Dorothy. She is further survived by five grand-nieces and six grand-nephews; and by special friends of her extended family, Dennis Gudex and Daryl Bartel and special helping neighbors, Warren and Joyce Dhein along with Paul Little and Katie Seilenbender, all of town of Germantown.

West Bend Aluminum Co. was her place of employment for 40 years where she worked during the post WWII years until she retired to spend more time with her sheep and the Germantown Historical Society.

Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 14, at Our Savior's United Church of Christ at W172 N12533 Division Road, Germantown, from noon until time of service at 2 p.m. Interment will be at a later date following cremation. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to Our Savior's UCC or the Germantown Historical Society.

Dorothy was very benevolent to the many people and organizations that she was involved with throughout her life. She was a Sunday School teacher at Christ Church in Dheinsville for more than 20 years, and later she was the superintendent of the Sunday School program at Our Saviors United Church of Christ in Germantown. She touched many young people in a variety of positive ways. Dorothy loved to sing and play the piano and was a member of the choirs of both churches for numerous years.

Dorothy became in love with God's lovable creature, the lamb. For many years Dorothy raised lambs for their wool and meat. During those years she made wool quilts for each of her nieces and nephews, who have cherished them for the love and warmth these quilts gave to them.

Dorothy loved to garden and arrange flowers. She was responsible for the many beautiful flower arrangements that adorned the front of Our Saviors' Church.

After retiring from the West Bend Company, Dorothy got involved with the Germantown Historical Society as a very active member, gathering information and staffing museum during visiting hours. She was instrumental in assisting in gathering data about the thousands of bells in the Bast Bell Museum located next to the Germantown Historical Museum in Dheinsville at Highway 145 and Maple Road.

Dorothy was all the life of the family parties and others she associated with and will be missed by many.

Church and Chapel Funeral Services are assisting the family.