Dorothea F. Samarzja, 92
May 16, 1923 — April 4, 2016
Dorothea F. Samarzja, formerly of Cedarburg and Grafton, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2016, in Dublin, Calif., at the age of 92 years.
Dorothea was born on May 16, 1923, in Chisholm, Minn., the daughter of the late Alessandro and the late Giuseppina (nee Carducci) Renzaglia. She attended school in Chisholm and graduated from Chisholm High School in 1941. Shortly after her graduation, she was united in marriage to John Samarzja on Dec. 31, 1941, while John served his country in the United States Navy. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Daniel, Michael and Mary.
Dorothea was a longtime resident of Cedarburg, from 1978 until 1994, then relocated to Grafton where she resided from 1994 until August of 2014. She then moved to California to enjoy the warmer weather and to be closer to her daughter, Mary.
Dorothea is survived by her children, Michael (Jann) Samarzja and Mary (Clarence “C.J.”) Coleman; and grandchildren , Kelly, Karen, Sara and Danielle. She is further survived by one great-granddaughter, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Dorothea was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John, and son, Daniel Samarzja.
A funeral service will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at 12:30 p.m. at the Eernise Funeral Home, 1167 Washington Ave., Cedarburg. A visitation will take place on Saturday, from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Dorothea will be laid to rest at Immanuel Cemetery, in Cedarburg. Memorials to the National Kidney Foundation or to the charity of your choice are appreciated.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.eernissefuneralhome.com.