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Dorothy E. Friess (nee Hembel)

Born: April 13, 1924
Died: January 13, 2013

Dorothy E. Friess (nee Hembel) age 88 of the Town of Polk died Sunday, January 13, 2013 at the Samaritan Health Center in West Bend. She was born April 13, 1924 in the Town of Polk to the late Oscar and Bertha (nee Ganns) Hembel and married Roman W. Friess on September 9, 1944 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Slinger. Roman preceded her in death on May 13, 1998.

Dorothy was employed at Rockfield Canning Company for 8 years. Together with her husband they owned and operated a dairy farm on the Friess Homestead in the Town of Polk for many years.

She provided loving and compassionate care to her family, friends and neighbors. She always took care of others.

Dorothy is survived by her 2 sons: Mark (Colleen) of Jackson and James (Vicki) of Jackson, 5 grandchildren: Heather (Wendy Diehl) Friess, Stephanie (Rob) McLeod, Jeremy Friess, Amanda (Dylan) Hauck and Ryan Friess and 4 great-grandchildren: Isaiah, Olivia, Elie and Sophia. She is further survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Bertha Hembel, her husband Roman, a son in infancy, her great-granddaughter Mayah, her brother Leroy and her sister Lucille Peil.

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 18, 2013 at 9:50 a.m. at the Schmidt Funeral Home in Jackson with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Slinger. Rev. Richard Stoffel will preside. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Old Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, at the Schmidt Funeral Home in Jackson from 4:00 p.m. until a prayer vigil at 7:45 p.m. and also Friday, at the funeral home from 9:00 a.m. until 9:50 a.m.

We would like to thank all the staff at the Samaritan Health Center for always making sure Dorothy was well taken care of and going out of their way to make sure she had a puzzle or word book in hand at all times. We greatly appreciate all the compassionate care given to Dorothy.

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