Dorothy F. Twardokus, 87, of Burnett went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. She died peacefully at home surrounded by her family.
Dorothy was born at home on December 21, 1933 the daughter of Albert and Clara (Geschke) Block in the town of Williamstown. She met Carl E. Twardokus when she was 15 and she later married her teen sweetheart on May 3, 1952 at Zion Lutheran Church in Horicon.
Dorothy helped her husband, Carl run the family dairy farm in Burnett, Wisconsin where they lovingly raised their six children. She also loved raising chickens and gardening. Dorothy was an amazing baker and will forever be remembered for her apple and cherry kuchen, apple squares and cherry soup. No family gathering would be complete without her mashed potatoes and homemade rolls. She enjoyed playing sheepshead and black jack. Mostly, Dorothy loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great granddaughter.
Dorothy is survived by her husband of 69 years Carl E. Twardokus; her children: Carl A. (Joyce) Twardokus of Burnett, Susan Twardokus of Beaver Dam, Steven Twardokus of Burnett, Joel (Debra) Twardokus of Waupun, Diane Kruse of Burnett; grandchildren: Beth (Scott) Guenther, Carl J. (Kristin) Twardokus, Christopher (Shelley) Twardokus, Tracy (Dale) Hawkinson, Shelly Ann (Michael) Laing, Bryan (Stephanie) Twardokus, Randi Twardokus, Cassie Heideman, Kayla Bunker; great grandchildren: Andrew (Courtney) Twardokus; Caleb, Joshua, Elisha Guenther; Colten, Aiden, Landyn, Weston, Kenton Hawkinson; Bryce, Paityn Twardokus; Grace, Carly Twardokus; Baya, Barron, Burke Twardokus; Luke, Hallie Laing; Logan Petrie, Hazel Bunker, Harper Bunker and Abi Stieve; and great great granddaughter Esther Twardokus. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, infant daughter Gail Marie, two sisters: Bernice Feucht, Pearl Schwertz, brother Lester Block, infant brother Elmer; sister and brother-in-law: Gertrude and Gerald Rex.
A visitation for Dorothy will be held on Sunday, April 18, 2021 from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Horicon. A funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Daniel Seehafer and Rev. Jonathan Szczesny officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Horicon, Wisconsin.
Memorial donations may be directed to St. Stephen’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Horicon or to Hillside Hospice.
The Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.cpm.