Mable Birthrong, 91, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Feb. 8, 2014. Dorothy,
the daughter of William and Mable Haefer, was born in Excelsior. She was
united in marriage to John H. Birthrong in 1948 at Trinity Lutheran
Church, Milwaukee, and was a resident of Milwaukee for more than 50 years.
A lifelong Wisconsin resident, John and Dorothy would split their time
between Camp Delton (Lake Delton) and wintered in Florida. Since the death
of her husband John in 2006, Dorothy had been living in West Bend and,
most recently, at Cedar Community.
Dorothy is survived by her daughters Faith (Ted) Ave-Lallemant, Connie
(Dale) Koehler, Joyce (Frank) Bliss and Jill (Mike) Kubczak; nine
grandchildren: Danielle, Rachael, Trina, Rebecca, Steven, Philip, John,
Nicholas and Nathan; and nine great-grandchildren: Addie, Alicia, Amira,
Aurorah, Chase, Fred, Kaitlyn, Makiah and Taijen; and finally three
grand-puppies: Shelby, Izzy and Abby. Dorothy is also survived by her
remaining siblings: Evelyn Koscinski, Lester, Alan and Larry Haefer, and
many nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, infant
daughter Lynn, her husband John,
and three brothers (Ernest, Willie and Arthur) and four sisters (Eunice,
Virginia, Evelyn and Norma). An avid reader and seamstress, Dorothy has
left those who knew and loved her with a passion for the beauty of the
world around us as well as many beautiful quilts which will remind us of
her love as they keep us warm.
Dorothy enjoyed history, traveling and camping. She was a dedicated fan of
the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers. While her career was in the
nursing field, Dorothy was always
a mother first.
To those who have expressed their sorrow at our loss we say “thank
you” but Dorothy is where she wanted to be, her eyes see clearly now and
no more aches and pains. “While tears fill our eyes, our hearts rejoice
that she is finally home with her Lord.”
A viewing will be held Saturday, Feb. 15 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 462
Meadowbrook Drive in West Bend, from 10-11:45 a.m., with the funeral
service at noon. Schramka — Herrick Funeral Home of Menomonee Falls is
honored to be assisting her family with funeral arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Pilgrim Lutheran Church or Cedar