Alyssa Nicole ‘Noonie’ Dorfler, 15

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held today, July 1, 2010, at 6 p.m. at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church North, Cedarburg, for Alyssa Nicole  "Noonie" Dorfler, of Grafton, who died on June 26, 2010, at age 15. Visitation will be held at the church from 4 p.m. until the time of the Mass. Interment will be at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, Mequon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alyssa Dorfler Trust Fund are appreciated. Mueller Funeral Home of Cedarburg is assisting the family. For online condolences, please go to www.

Alyssa was born in Mequon on Dec. 1, 1994, the daughter of Craig and Karen (nee Sarnowski). She was a student at Cedarburg High School.  Karen and Craig were blessed to have Alyssa in their lives. She was the sweetest and kindest girl in the world.

Alyssa loved spending family time around the house playing with her brothers Jacob and Joseph, reading, playing Wii and Sims, baking with Grandma, vacationing up North, occasional trips to Disney World and Colorado.  She also loved outdoor activities including swimming, downhill skiing, jet-skiing and wakeboarding.  Alyssa especially loved playing with the family dog, Angel.

Alyssa was blessed with a wonderful group of friends who made her last years so enjoyable. These included her best friend, Claire Olsen, and other great friends, Liz, Adam, Rebecca, Heather, Laura, Ashley, Caitlynn, Christy and Becca. Her most memorable times were spent attending the Twilight movies, conversing on Facebook and frequent gatherings at each other’s houses to watch movies or play on the Wii.

Alyssa’s most treasured times were spent with her many cousins who lived out of town. Each long-awaited visit was a joy to all. Whether playing outside riding four wheelers, walking in the woods, swimming, tubing, going to the Dells, watching movies or playing Polly Dolls, they never had enough time together.

Teachers and schoolmates will miss her pleasant smile, laughter and kindness of heart. They will always remember her for her "obsessions" over the years, including Narnia, Nancy Drew, Emma Roberts, Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter and of course, Twilight. Hopefully, Alyssa’s determination in school, swimming and soccer will motivate her classmates and teammates to continue striving to succeed to higher levels in her honor.
Alyssa is survived by her parents, Craig and Karen Dorfler of Grafton; brothers, Jacob and Joseph Dorfler of Grafton; grandparents, Dorothy (the late Joseph) Dorfler of Cedarburg and Jerome and Caecilia Sarnowski of Vulcan, Mich.; aunts and uncles, Mark (Darlene) Dorfler of Cedarburg, Kurt (Jill) Dorfler of Sun Prairie, the late Lori (Thomas) Palmer of  Galion, Ohio, Michael (Valerie) Sarnowski of Sheboygan, Kenneth (Maryann) Sarnowski of Centennial, Colo., and Sharon (Jon) Nelson of Mequon.

She is further survived by her cousins, Shawna (Steve) Krier of Port Washington; Matt (Kim Fischer) Dorfler of Grafton; Jessica Dorfler of Cedarburg; Kyle and Jenna Dorfler of Sun Prairie; Judson and Caroline Palmer of Galion, Ohio; Andrew, Trenton and Reese Sarnowski of Sheboygan; Dannaley (Nate) Krenz of Sheboygan; Sam, Hannah, Cece and Joey Sarnowski of Centennial, Colo.; Becky (Brad) Buchholz of Waukesha; Joshua Nelson of Mequon; second cousins Lauren and Ella Krier of Port Washington and Aleczander Krenz of Sheboygan; other relatives and friends.
Alyssa donated lifesaving organs to four very fortunate people. From the information received so far, all of the transplant surgeries were successful, and those people will now enjoy full lives thanks to Alyssa’s donation. The luckiest of those is the person who received her kind and loving heart.
Not a day went by without multiple hugs, kisses and "I love you’s." Alyssa will live forever in our minds and hearts. God bless you Alyssa, our "Angel among Angels."