Dorothy L. Gehl, 89


Dorothy L. Gehl, 89, of Hartford passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, surrounded by her loving family at the Wellington Place, Hartford.

She was born April 28, 1924, in Clayton, to Adolph and Grace (nee Infalt) Pederson. She was united in marriage to Albert W. Gehl on Nov. 12, 1948.

Dorothy worked for Broan Manufacturing for more than 25 years and also as a greeter at Walmart. She enjoyed flowers, knitting, (especially knitting scarves for her children), making angels and bowling.

She is survived by her loving children, Jerome Rettler of Alabama, Kurt (Noreen) Rettler of Florida, Barbara (Dean) Mullins of Menomonee Falls, Bonnie (Wayne) Lien of Black River Falls, Gloria Zimmerman of Hartford, Mary (Ken) Rahlf of Mayville, Michael (Peggy) Gehl of West Bend, and Phyllis (Bill) Schuppel of Slinger; 20 cherished grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren; her dear sister, Mildred Zurn; one half-brother and four half-sisters. Dorothy is further survived by other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Albert; seven siblings in-law and their spouses; her daughter-in-law, Marlene Rettler; and her brother-in-law, Bob Zurn.

Funeral services for Dorothy will be held Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Shimon Funeral Home (824 Union St., Hartford) with the Rev. Richard Stoffel officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends on Friday at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of service.

Private inurnment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Dorothyís family would like to share their sincere gratitude to the nursing staff from Seasonís Hospice, Dr. Florescu, the staff at the Wellington Place, and to Mike, Matt and Steve Shimon for their compassionate care. The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family; (262) 673-9500 and www.shimonfuneralhome.com.