Dolores R. Cornette, 78

Dolores R. Cornette (nee Weitermann), 78, of the town of Jackson passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, West Bend.

She was born June 5, 1937, to the late William and Selma (nee Hasenjager) Weitermann, in Sturgeon Bay. She grew up in Door County and graduated as valedictorian from Sevastopol High School. After high school she worked at the courthouse in Sturgeon Bay. On July 13, 1957, she was united in marriage to Donald Cornette at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Sturgeon Bay. For 30-plus years she worked at Briggs & Stratton Corp. In her later years she worked part time at Kohl’s department store in West Bend.

She enjoyed many activities, including snowmobiling, country dancing, and traveling to many areas of the U.S., Canada, Mexico and abroad. She took great pride in her gardening, planting flowers and yard work. Much of her time was spent caring for her husband for many years. They enjoyed watching NASCAR races, Green Bay Packers games and country music shows with their family. She loved to spend time with her daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and loved to throw parties with other family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew her. Those Dolores leaves behind to cherish her memories include her daughter, Cynthia (Paul) Gagan of Jackson; two grandchildren, Carli (Tom) Weber of West Bend and Kyle (Christy) Gagan of Jackson; three great-grandchildren, Tyler, Luke and Jace Weber; sister, Joyce Kiehnau; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Other than her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Donald; sister, Laverne (Wallace) Bley; brother, Orland (Ann) Weitermann; and brother-in-law, Michael Kiehnau A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 22, 2015, at Holy Angels Catholic Church, (138 N. Eigth Ave., West Bend).

Dolores’ family will be greeting family and friends Tuesday at the church from 2 p.m. until the time of Mass. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, at Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend.

The Myrhum Patten Miller and Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Dolores’ arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at