Dorothy A. Etta, 89

Dorothy A. Etta, 89, of Kewaskum, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at Beechwood Rest Home in Beechwood.

She was born on June 19, 1918, in the town of Scott, the daughter of the late Charles and Hattie (Voigt) Firme, and on June 25, 1938, she was united in marriage to Earl Etta at Beechwood United Church of Christ in Beechwood. Her husband preceded her in death on June 21, 1989.

Dorothy was a member of St. Lucas Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kewaskum and the Ladies’ Aid. She was also a member of the Kewaskum Senior Citizens, was a Republican Party supporter, and was employed by the West Bend Co. in West Bend for many years. Dorothy treasured being a grandmother and greatgrandmother, spending time with her family and baking desserts to share with them.

Survivors include two children, Perry Etta of Kewaskum and DuAne (Normie) Dogs of West Bend; a daughter-in-law, Judy Etta of Kohlsville; five grandchildren, Carey (Eric) Flanders, Jill (Robert) Nieskes, Jody (Joel) Schriever, Jon (Julie) Etta and Kory (Sarah) Dogs; 11 great-grandchildren, Austin, Hunter and Keaton Flanders; Katherine, Kevin and Rachel Etta; Kyler and Gretta Schriever and Mikayla, Carson and Madilyn Dogs; special cousins, Nelda Heberer of West Bend and Gerhardt Firme of Batavia; a brother-inlaw, Lloyd (Rita) Etta of Kewaskum, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, Doro-thy was preceded in death by a son, Ethan Etta; two brothers, Clarence and Lester Firme and two sisters, Letha Orlow and Norma Firme.

Funeral services for Dorothy will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 15, 2008 at St. Lucas Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kewaskum. The Rev. Troy Swenson will officiate and burial will be on Monday in Boltonville Union Cemetery in Boltonville.

Relatives and friends may call on Sunday at the church from 2 p.m. until the time of services.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Dorothy’s arrangements.

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A heartfelt thank you from Dorothy’s family to the staff of Beechwood Rest Home and Wheaton Hospice for all the care provided to Dorothy.