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Dorothy R. Wergin

February 20, 1929 ~ January 30, 2020 (age 90)


Dorothy R. Wergin, 90 of Sullivan, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Alden Estates of Jefferson.                

Dorothy was born on February 20, 1929 in Sheboygan, WI, the daughter of Otto and Edna (Reichardt) Richter.  She grew up and attended school in Sheboygan.  Dorothy was a very independent woman whom raised her three younger siblings after the death of her parents.  Dorothy worked for Cutler-Hammer (now Eaton Corporation) for many years, serving as union steward and retired in the 1980’s.  After her retirement from Eaton, Dorothy worked for JCPenney’s until the company closed.  Dorothy was a committed and active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Sullivan and served on the ladies’ aid and quilting groups.  She collected angels and decorated her home with many of them.  She was a very meticulous person who liked things done in specific ways.  She wouldn’t let like her son mow her lawn or shovel her snow and insisted on doing these tasks herself until recent years.  Dorothy loved reading and was a wonderful mother.  She took great care of her children and was always generous with her time, talent, and resources.  Dorothy will be missed.

She is survived by: her children Jackie Trudeau of Watertown and William (Tonya) Wergin of Sullivan; grandchildren Ashley and Christopher; great-grandchildren Alivia, Michael and Cayden; and siblings Jack (Sharon) Richter of Pardeeville, Judy (Don) Zimmerman of Sheboygan and Sister-in-law Karen Richter of San Antonio, Texas.  Dorothy is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, grandson Michael Schmidt, sister Doris Spender, brothers Otto Jr., Eugene and Robert.

The family would like to extend a huge thank you to all the wonderful and caring staff at Rainbow Hospice and Alden Estates.

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