Obit: Schwarze, Dorothy B. (1907 - 2007)

Contact:  Pat Shanks

Surnames: Schwarze, Kocher, Beecher, Woldt

----Sources: The Daily Press (Ashland, Ashland County, Wis.) 10 July 2007

Schwarze, Dorothy B. (7 May 1907 - 8 July 2007)

Dorothy Schwarze, 100, Dorothy B. Schwarze, Phillips, died on Sunday, July 8, 2007 at the Pleasant View Nursing Home, Phillips, at the age of 100. She was born on May 7, 1907, in Wauwatosa, the daughter of William and Minnie (Kocher) Beecher.

She grew up on a farm north of Greenwood. She was co-valedictorian of the Greenwood High School class of 1926. She married Emil Schwarze on August 5, 1930, at the home of her grandparents in Greenwood. He preceded her in death in 1965. She was employed at various places, including the Farmers Store in Greenwood, Klismet Furniture and Appliance, the Consumer Store and for many years as a secretary and bookkeeper for Merkel Electric in Marshfield. She made her home in Phillips following her retirement in 1972. She was a deeply religious woman and an excellent seamstress who enjoyed sewing for three generations of her family; she also made custom draperies with her daughter. She was very artistic and incorporated this into sewing, woodworking, drawing and needlecrafts.

She is survived by her daughter Kay Woldt, Phillips; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Emil; her son-in-law Frank Woldt and one granddaughter, Pamela Woldt.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

The Heindl Funeral Home, Phillips, is assisting the family.



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