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Dorothea "Dorothy" M. Lewandowski


AGE: 88

ADDRESS: Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford; A former township of Medford resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:30 A.M. Thursday, September 26 at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford where she had resided for the past 2 years.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Monday, September 30, 2013 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford with a 6:45 P.M. Prayer Service and also from 10:00 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. Monday, September 30, 2013 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 22, 1925 in Walsh, North Dakota

EDUCATION: Graduate of Medford Senior High School.

MARRIAGE: February 26, 1944 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to John H. Lewandowski and he preceded her in death on January 4, 2013.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her marriage, Dorothea worked as a bank teller in Medford for a short period of time. They then moved to Isle, Minnesota where they owned and operated a hardware store in Lake Mille Lacs, Minnesota for about 5 years. They moved to Stanley, Wisconsin, where they owned and operated a clothing store and managed the Stanley Theater for 16 years. They then moved to Medford, where they managed the Anthony Clothing Store for about 3 years. Dorothea began working in the office at Weathershield for 5 years and later helped her husband in sales. She then worked at the Medford Library and later worked the Census & Voting Registration. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, canning, the outdoors, and reading.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – Peter Lewandowski & special friend, Monica Schreiner of Prior Lake, MN
& Philip Lewandowski & special friend, Sheila Duesing of Medford

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Mark Lewandowski in 2006

GRANDCHILDREN: 2 Grandsons – Sean & Evan Lewandowski



DECEASED MOTHER: Ida D. Schlais (Maiden Name: Dvorak)

PALLBEARERS: Peter & Phil Lewandowski, Barbara & Roger Stein, Steve Schlais, & Father Gerard Willger

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Dorothy’s family to be designated at a later date
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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