Dorothea Emelia Meyer von Trott, 100
Dottie was born on Dec. 19, 1918, to Hertha Elsa Ruth and Walter Carl
Franz Meyer in Fond du Lac, Wis. She spent her younger years living with
her younger brothers, Theodore (Marlene) and Norman (Carol) Meyer in
Fond du Lac and Mayville before moving to Cedarburg, where she graduated
from high school. She completed her education in La Crosse, majoring in
math, science and physical education. Dot started her teaching career at
a small boarding school before leaving to teach at the Wisconsin School
for the Deaf in Delavan. During WWII she taught radio mechanics at Truax
Field in Madison, where she met and married Lewis G. von Trott in 1947.
She continued teaching for a total of 40-plus years in Cedarburg,
Dubuque, Iowa, Detroit, Mich., and Salem, Wis., before retiring in
Cedarburg. She moved to Portage, Wis., in 2012. Dottie enjoyed archery,
bowling, opera, gardening, traveling, FreeCell, reading and watching her
great-grandchildren in sporting events. She died on Sunday, Feb. 17,
2019, at Tivoli in Portage, Wis. She is survived by her daughter Barbara
L. Rothwell (Richard L. Olson); grandson Christopher J. Larsh (Kate);
great-grandchildren, Collin J. Larsh, Chloe A. Larsh and Cuinn R. Larsh;
her nephews: Ted (Carol) Meyer, Tom (Maureen) Meyer, Robert (Shirley
Meyer), Tim (Phyllis), Tim (Susan) Brockman, Walter Brockman; nieces
Mary Meyer and Kim (Peter) Shrake, along with many friends and extended
She was preceded in death by both of her brothers and sister-in-laws,
granddaughter Jennifer R. Larsh, and son-in-law H. Hampton Rothwell and
nephew Donald Brockman.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 11
a.m. prior to her funeral at 11 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, W8267
East State Highway 33, Portage, Wis.
Arrangements are being handled by Kratz Funeral Home of Portage, Wis.,
www.kratzfuneralhome.com. A Memorial service and interment will be
held at Faith Lutheran Church in early May 2019 in Cedarburg, Wis.
Memorial may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association, 517 N. Segoe Road,
Suite 301, Madison WI 53705 or Bethlehem Lutheran Church, W8267 State
Hwy 33, Portage WI 53901.