Dorothy L. Daemmrich

Dorothy L. Daemmrich (nee Polege), 90, of West Bend, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at Kathy Hospice in West Bend.

She was born on June 4, 1918, in Stratford to the late Max and Ruth (nee Black-burn) Polege.

She was united in marriage to Robert Daemmrich on Nov. 20, 1948, at Salem Ev. Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. Robert passed away on Oct. 25, 2005.

During World War II, Dorothy worked for Schlitz Brewery and then Stroh Die in Milwaukee.

After starting her family, Dorothy babysat and cleaned houses for several families.

She was a longtime resident of Meadowbrook Manor and she enjoyed exercise class at the senior center, reading and bird watching.

She loved animals and took special enjoyment in watching larger animals at game farms and zoos.

Dorothy also volunteered at Calvary Assembly of God in the nursery and the school cafeteria.

Dorothy is survived by three children, Debra (James "Hank") Luttrell of Madison, Diane (Steven) Marson of Woodman and Dale Daemm-rich of Maple Lake, Minn.; two grandchildren, Brianna and Colleen Marson; a sister, Patricia Ralph of Antigo; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; brother, George; and four sisters, Viola, Lucille, June and Maxine.

A visitation to celebrate Dorothy’s life will be held on her birthday, Thursday, June 4, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, 1315 W. Washington St., West Bend.

Memorials to Kathy Hos-pice (3232 Pleasant Valley Road, West Bend, WI 53095) or Cedar Community (5595 High-way Z, West Bend, WI 53095) are appreciated. Online guest book and condolences at