Dorothy M. Retzlaff, age 87 years, of rural Elroy, passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Gundersen Hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
She was born on June 28, 1930 to John Paul and Mary (Skala) Hotek in Hillsboro, Wisconsin. Dorothy was united in marriage to William F. Retzlaff Jr. on May 20, 1952 in Hillsboro. They farmed in the Town of Wonewoc for many years. In addition to her help on the farm she enjoyed making cakes for wedding and special occasions, sewing and crafts. William preceded her in death on May 23, 2000.
Survivors include her children, William F. Retzlaff III, Peter (Kathy) Retzlaff, Jean (Richard) Thompson and Dave (Lorie) Retzlaff; seven grandchildren, Julie, Shelly, Clay, Brandon, Daniel, Megan and Seth and a sister, Pauline Fuchs. In addition to her husband, William; she was preceded in death by her Parents; daughter, Nancy Ann; sister, Theresa Ja Doul and brothers, Cyril and Paul Hotek.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Elroy, with Father Peter officiating. Burial will be in the St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the Picha Funeral Home in Elroy on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the Church on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.