Dorothy ‘Dottie’ V.
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
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