Dorothy K. Curtiss, 91


Dorothy K. Curtiss (nee Gieschen), 91, passed away on March 5, 2013.

She was born Sept. 9, 1921 in Milwaukee, the daughter of the late Rev. Theo and Kathryn (nee Schertel) Gieschen.

She was baptized into the Holy Christian Faith by her father, the Rev. Theo Gieschen, and her grandfather, the Rev. Henry Gieschen of Jerusalem Congregation. Following high school, she enlisted in the Women’s Army Corp., stationed in New York City (New York Port of Embarkation). She married Charlie Irvin on March 7, 1944. He passed away on Dec. 22, 1951.

She married Dennis Curtiss on Aug. 7, 1959. She was employed by the Ladish Co. Tri-Clover Division in Kenosha in the Human Resources Department as administrative coordinator for 29 years. They retired and moved to West Bend in 1990 and was a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, a member of the Altar Guild, L.W.M.L. and Ladies Fellowship.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis; daughter, Dawn (Rev. Bryan) O’Connor; son, Stephen; grandchildren, Kathryn O’Connor, John (Stephanie) O’Connor of Dallas; great-grandson, Danny O’Connor; sister, Lenore of Union Grove; sister- in-law, Jennie Gieschen of Bend, Ore.; and nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at noon at St. Andrew Lutheran Church (7750 Highway 144) with the Rev. Robert Korytkowski and the Rev. Bryan O’Connor presiding. The visitation will be held at church on Saturday, March 9, 2013, from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service at noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew Lutheran Church.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050 / www.phillipfuneralhome.com.