Obit: Wilichowski, Dorothy (1936 - 2017)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Arland, Bloch, Browne, Diermeier, Olinger, Polette, Walkush, Wilichowski

----Source: The Record - Review (Abbotsford, WI) 6/30/2017

Wilichowski, Dorothy (Bloch) (9 NOV 1936 - 24 JUN 2017)

Dorothy Wilichowski, 80, Marathon, died Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield.

She was born November 9, 1936 in Green Lake, daughter of the late Gus and Eva (Walkush) Bloch. On October 10, 1959, she married Ruffin Wilichowski in Wausau.

Survivors include her husband, Ruffin, Marathon; daughters, Carleen (Timothy) Arland, Minnesota, Carla (Gary) Olinger, Minnesota and Jill Browne, New Mexico; grandchildren, Ryan and Rachel Arland, Leif and Natalie Olinger, Lauren and Anna Browne; twin brother, David (Shirley) Bloch, Coleman; sister, Patti (Les) Polette, California.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two infant sons, Allan and Timothy.

Dorothy and Ruffin owned a dairy farm and also raised ginseng and mink. She enjoyed all aspects of country living. Dorothy was known for her outstanding cooking and baking, especially her pies. Upon retirement, she and Ruffin appreciated traveling together. Her children and grandchildren spent many wondrous times together. Volunteering at the monastery, funeral luncheons and serving communion gave her great joy. Dorothy was tireless in her efforts in helping others.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon. Rev. Msgr. Joseph Diermeier will preside. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, town of Cassel. Visitation will be Wednesday from 12:00 Noon until the time of services all at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Marathon, is in charge of arrangements.

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