Dorothy Luft, 88


Dorothy Luft, of Waubeka, passed away at her home on Sunday evening, March 16, 2014. She was 88 years old. Dorothy was born in Milwaukee on Dec. 2, 1925, daughter of Michael and Alma Loke Schlehlein. The family moved to a farm in Fredonia when she was 2 years old.

On May 21, 1949, Dorothy was united in marriage with Warren Luft at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Fredonia. The couple purchased Stony Hill Farm and settled down to farm and raise their family. Mrs. Luft worked the farm during the day while her husband worked as a mechanic, and they frequently planted and harvested long into the evenings. Warren preceded her in death in 2007.

Dorothy was a former member of St. Paulís Community UCC in Waubeka and a current member of St. Martinís UCC in Fillmore, a member of the Waubeka Flag Day VFW Post 7037 Auxiliary and a 46-year member of the Kettle Moraine Model T & Vintage Car Club.

Dorothy was a gardener and was well known for the large field of dahlias she planted every year. She canned and froze much of the produce in her garden for her family. Dorothy is survived by her three children: Frederick (Sandra) Luft of Kewaskum, Christine Luft of Waubeka and Alan (Nancy) Luft of Cambria. She is further survived by five grandchildren: Cassandra (fiancť Shawn Montanio), Heidi (Tav) Castillo, Raighne, Kale and Lily Mitchell-Luft, sister-in-law Judy Schlehlein of Sheboygan, nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and her beloved cat Frisky. She is preceded in death by her husband Warren and two brothers: John (the late Audrey) and Robert Schlelehlein.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 22 at 3:30 p.m. at St. Martin United Church of Christ, 692 Highway H, Fillmore. Dan Noennig will conduct the service. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in St. Paul Cemetery, Waubeka. The family will receive visitors at the church on Saturday from 1-3:30 p.m.

The Eernisse Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com.