Dorothy L. Roessler, 88

Dorothy L. Roessler (nee Clasen), 88, of West Bend, passed away Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
    She was born on March 7, 1922, in Milwaukee to the late Henry and Irma (nee Boldt) Clasen. On June 19, 1943, Dorothy was united in marriage to Elroy Roessler in Milwaukee. Elroy preceded her in death on Oct. 27, 2000.
    Dorothy was a member of Pilgrim Evangelical Lutheran Church, West Bend, and was formerly a Sunday school teacher at Covenant Lutheran Church and Emmaus Lutheran Church, Milwaukee. In 1991 she moved to Cedar Ridge in West Bend
    She is survived by her children, Nancy (John) Elsenbroich of Racine and Robert (Christine) Roessler of Cedarburg; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Curtiss) Plath of Racine, Timothy Elsenbroich of Racine, Grace Roessler of Cedarburg and Jacqueline Roessler of Cedarburg; two great-grandchildren, Emily and Bryce Plath; other relatives and friends.
    Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elroy; a sister, Gladys Clasen; and a brother, Harvey Clasen.
    Funeral services in remembrance of Dorothy will be held on Thursday, Dec. 23, at 11 a.m. at Pilgrim Evangelical Lutheran Church, 462 Meadowbrook Drive, West Bend, with the Rev. Christopher Raffa and the Rev. Joseph Fisher officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery in Milwaukee.
    Memorials to Pilgrim Evangelical Lutheran Church, West Bend, or the Ronald McDonald House, Milwaukee are appreciated by the family.
    Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family. Online guest book and condolences may be found at
    The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the nursing staff of Cedar Lake Health & Rehabilitation Center for their wonderful care.