Elms, Dorothy M.
Dorothy M. Elms, 91, passed away March 5, 2014 at the West Suburban Nursing Center in Bloomingdale, IL.
She was born in Fond du Lac, WI on June 21, 1922 to the late Edward and Margaret Meno Farha.
After high school, she went to Washington, DC to work for the FBI during WWII. While there she also played trumpet in an acclaimed all girls orchestra. The orchestra rehearsed in a building on the White House property and they played for the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Eleanor Roosevelt and many other venues.
When she returned to Fond du Lac, she met John Elms who recently returned from serving with the Army in the South Pacific and they married on June 14, 1947.
Dorothy enjoyed knitting and loved frequent camping trips with family and friends.
Survivors include her four children: Cheryl (Rick) Dodson of Driftwood, TX; Gary (Lynne) Elms, of Bloomingdale, IL; John Jr. (Linda) Elms, of Schaumburg, IL; Ed Elms of Bloomingdale, IL; four grandchildren: Spencer Dodson, Jamie, Nicholas and Katie Elms; one great granddaughter Lauren; one sister-in-law, Gladys Jaber of Fond du Lac; also by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband John and three siblings: Evie, Laurie Barbeau, and Joseph.
Visitation: Family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 E. Division St., Fond du Lac, WI.
Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 10, 2014, 10:00 am at Sacred Heart Church, 200 S. Peters Avenue. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Fond du Lac, WI.
Zacherl Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family. www.zacherlfuneralhome.com
Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on Mar. 7, 2014
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