Dorothy ‘Dottie’ V. Thimmesch, 91

Dorothy “Dottie” V. Thimmesch (nee Veeneman) was born to eternal life Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at the age of 91.

She is the loving mother of Mary (the late Tom) Schramm, Charles S. Thimmesch, Diane (Harvey) Pollack and John (Lisa) Thimmesch; proud grandmother of Kristin (Albert) Zambito, Todd Schramm, Matthew (Elizabeth) Daly, Katie Daly, Maureen (fiancé Dan Belyusar) Daly, Maggie Daly, Charles Kyle Thimmesch, David Thimmesch and Luke Thimmesch; precious great-grandmother of John, Thomas and Marcella Zambito and the gift of new life expected in the Matthew Daly family. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her daughter, Marcie; and husband of 40 years, Charles Guy “Charlie” Thimmesch.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Holy Family Parish, 4825 N. Wildwood Ave., Whitefish Bay (corner of E. Hampton and N. Wildwood). Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass.

The family would like to thank the Elizabeth Residence for the compassionate care Dottie received. Memorials to Marquette University High School, 3401 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53208, or Pro-Life Wisconsin, 19270 North Hills Dr., Brookfield, WI 53045, are appreciated.

Dorothy was born in Webster Groves, just outside St. Louis, Mo., the youngest of six children. Her family moved to Chicago, where Dorothy lived until meeting her husband, Charles Guy Thimmesch, from New Orleans. After a courtship of one year, they married in 1945 and lived briefly in Ames and then Davenport, Iowa. An employment opportunity for Charlie brought them to Milwaukee, where they went on to raise their five children. Their parish was Holy Family Catholic Church in Whitefish Bay, where the children also attended grade school. Dorothy’s daughters went on to Dominican High School and the sons to Marquette University High School.

Dorothy moved to Cedarburg in 1988 and became an active member at St. Francis Borgia. Her devotion to Jesus and love of His mother inspired her to help initiate Eucharistic Adoration and Rosary devotion at this church as she had at Holy Family. In these years, she truly enjoyed helping out wherever she could with her grand kids. Her last two years of life she resided at The Apartments at Elizabeth Residence. There too she initiated a small group to pray the Rosary once a week. She enjoyed meeting new friends and got back into playing bridge!

Dorothy was always trying to bring others to God. Through her charming and humorous personality she touched so many lives. Four words describe her life. Faith, Family, Friends and Fun. She will be missed greatly.

Schramka-Densow Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences can be forwarded to the family at