Obit: Dobrenz, Elsie L. (1917 - 1998)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Dobrenz, Harder, Jamieson, Kahler, Peterson, Zenner

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 9/30/1998

Dobrenz, Elsie L. (Kahler) (8 OCT 1917 - 29 SEP 1998)

Elsie L. Dobrenz, 80, Town of Grove, died Tuesday, September 29, 1998, at Memorial Hospital in Medford, where she had been a patient for one and one-half days after being in ill health for 7 months.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 3, at Perkinstown Community Church in Perkinstown with Rev. Paul Peterson officiating. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dennis and Richard Dobrenz, James, Alan and Jason Harder, and Joe Zenner.

Hemer Funeral Home in Medford handled the arrangements.

The former Elsie L. Kahler was born October 8, 1917, in Hillsboro, Wisconsin to Charles and Bertha Kahler. After graduating from Hillsboro High School in 1939, she moved to Milwaukee where she worked as a secretary for the US War Department. Her marriage to Alfred W. Dobrenz took place on April 2, 1945, in Riverside, California.

After their marriage, she and her husband owned and operated The Hitching Post in Allenton for three years. In 1949, they moved to Perkinstown where they owned and operated Hilltop Tavern and Grocery until retiring in 1968. The celebrated their 50th Anniversary in 1995.

She enjoyed doing crafts, making quilts and Afghans, sewing for her family, her owl collection and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Perkinstown Community Church and had been the Town of Grover treasurer for 22 years.

Survivors include her husband, Alfred; a daughter, Barbara (Jim) Harder of Medford; two sons Dennis (Ann) of Woodville and Richard (Christine) Dobrenz of Medford; a brother, Robert (Frances) Kahler of Mauston; four grandchildren Renee Jamieson, Alan and Jason Harder of Medford and Jennifer Dobrenz of Woodville; and one great-grandson, Carter Jamieson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one son, Lawrence, who died on October 24, 1966 in Vietnam.



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