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Dorothea "Dorothy" Lydia (Tenbroeke) Wiepking

March 28, 1924 ~ February 18, 2018 (age 93)

Dorothea “Dorothy” L. Wiepking, 93, of Brownsville, entered eternal life on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at the Crossroads Care Center in Mayville.

Dorothy was born on March 28, 1924, in Milwaukee, the daughter of the late Herbert and Johanna (nee Karnitz) Tenbroeke.   She attended North Division High School and then went on to Vocational School.  Dorothy worked at Ideal Shoe Factory and also did filing at a local factory.   She was united in marriage to Fred Wiepking on April 7, 1956, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Grafton.  Dorothy and Fred farmed on the family homestead in Cedarburg until 1980.   They then moved to Brownsville and continued to farm there.  Fred preceded Dorothy in death on October 31, 2010.

Dorothy was a strong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Brownsville and also was involved in the ladies aid.  In her free time Dorothy enjoyed taking care of her flower garden and traveling with her husband.

Those Dorothy leaves behind to cherish her memory include three sons, Gary (Kimberly) Wiepking of Brownsville, Brian (Wanda) Wiepking of Theresa, and Craig (Mary) Wiepking of Fond du Lac; four grandchildren, Samuel, Kathryn, and Timothy Wiepking, and Alexander Wiepking; two sisters, Arlene (Tom) Tambellini of Hartford and Karen Najera of Menomonee Falls; a brother, Marvin (Vita) Tenbroeke of Phoenix, AZ; a sister-in-law, Marion Tenbroeke of Menomonee Falls; other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Arthur Tenbroeke and a sister, Shirley (Alexander) Cazessus.

A funeral service for Dorothy will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2018, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 605 Highland Ave., in Brownsville. Rev. William Carter will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The Wiepking family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Friday from Noon until the time of service.

Memorials to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Brownsville or St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lomira are appreciated.

The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Dorothy’s arrangements.  Additional information and guest book may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.

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