Dorthy Mae Weber

Dorthy Mae (Rudolph) Weber passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.


Dorthy was born in West Bend on March 2, 1934 the daughter of Arline (Benike) and Gerhard Rudolph. She attended and graduated from St. Stephen Lutheran School, Horicon High School class of 1951, Dodge County Teachers College and UW Oshkosh. Dorthy married the love of her life John Weber on June 19, 1954, and spent many happy years together raising their son Mike.  She enthusiastically devoted her life to teaching little ones, and taught in Dodge County Rural schools and then in Horicon Public Schools until her retirement in 1996.


Dorthy is survived by her son Michael (Barbara) Weber, Granddaughter Rebecca (Maciej) Weber-Ciupa, Grandson Ryan (Rakela) Weber, Brother Wayne “Hooks” (Shirley) Werner, Sister-in-law Debra Werner (Wes) Lindert, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.


She was preceded in death by her husband John, mother and step-father Arline and Ray Werner, beloved grandparents Hank and Jennie Benike, brothers David and Ray Werner, sister in-laws Nancy and May Werner, in-laws Delia and William Weber, Elizabeth (Richard) Schwarze, Margaret (Willard) Bartelt, Brother and sister-in-law Martin and Delores Weber, nieces Wynn Irish, Wendy Werner Hubbard and Gail Weber.


Dorthy loved her students, and enjoyed cooking, baking, canning and freezing vegetables from husband John’s garden.  She liked to read, attend Bible classes, volunteer, travel, and attend theater productions.  Training her Golden Retriever dogs was her passion.


A private family funeral service will take place at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Horicon with the Rev. Daniel Seehafer presiding. The interment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Horicon.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 505 North Palmatory, Horicon, WI 53032.


Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Horicon is serving the family.  Online condolences may be made at