Dorothy M. Hodgson, 91
Aug. 10, 1925 —
March, 19, 2017

Dorothy M. Hodgson, 91Dorothy M. Hodgson, nee Ladik, of West Bend, formerly of Milwaukee and Mountain, died Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Ivy Manor at the age of 91.

She was born Aug. 10, 1925, in Milwaukee to the late John and Laura (nee Frenz) Ladik.

She married Henry M. Behrens in Milwaukee County. Henry predeceased Aug.  3, 1965.

On May 17, 1969, she was united in marriage to Earl W. Hodgson in Milwaukee.

For many years, she worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for an insurance agency in Milwaukee.

In the early 1990s, she and Earl moved to Mountain where they made their home. Since June 2016, they have lived in West Bend.

She loved cooking, gardening and crafts. Throughout the years, she knitted and crocheted many pieces, including washcloths, Afghans and scarves.

Survivors include her husband, Earl; nieces and nephews, Carol Darville, Richard Ladik, Robert Ladik, Walter Ladik, Linda Fabian, Nancy Mender and Thomas Ladik; brother-in-law, Allen R. Hodgson; and great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and her first husband Henry, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred (Jean) and John, Jr. (June). Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at the Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend with the Rev. Joseph Fischer officiating.

Burial of the cremated remains will be in Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield. The family will greet relatives and friends during a period of visitation Thursday at the funeral home from 1-2:15 p.m.

Memorials to the American Alzheimer’s Association are appreciated.

Dorothy’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff and caretakers at Lakewood Assisted Living in Lakewood, the staff and caretakers at Ivy Manor in West Bend, and the staff of Serenity Hospice for their care, concern and friendship.

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