Dorothy Mary Kouba

Dorothy Mary Kouba (nee Haverla), 81, of West Bend, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Wauwatosa.

She was born on July 6, 1929, in Chicago, to the late Julius and Stephany (nee Adamczyk) Haverla. Dorothy married George on June 19, 1948, in Chicago. George preceded Dorothy in death on Jan. 3, 1998.

In 1971, Dorothy and George moved from Chicago to West Bend. Dorothy worked for West Bend Mutual for 15 years before retiring. Dorothy was a loving wife and mother. She loved animals, was a wonderful cook and was known for her caring spirit. Dorothy was a strong believer in her Lord and was an active member of First Baptist Church in West Bend. Her family and community have been deeply touched by her caring spirit and will miss her dearly.

She is survived by her children, Leslie (the late Harry) Poulos, Eileen (Donald) Naab, William (Judy) Kouba and Julie (David) Meyer; her grandchildren, Diane (Ed) Cauley, Scott Poulos, Sandy Poulos, Kathryn Naab, Steven (fiancé, Laura Meyer) Naab, Stephanie Kouba, Andy Kouba, Angie Meyer, Holly (Cameron) Johnson, Jenny Meyer, Tom Meyer and Jeff Meyer; her dog, Molly; and many other dear relatives and close friends.

Funeral services in remembrance of Dorothy will be held on Friday, Dec. 31, at noon at First Baptist Church, 2300 S. Main St., West Bend with the Rev. Bruce Dunford officiating. Visitation will be Friday at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow in Washington County Memorial Park.

Memorials in Dorothy’s name to First Baptist Church are appreciated by the family.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home is assisting the family. 334-2776. Online guestbook and condolences may be found at