Dorothea Emelia Meyer von Trott, 100

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 family members.

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., 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.