Dorothy Rine Pawlowski, 96, of Fond du Lac, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the St. Francis Home, Fond du Lac.
She was born on December 4, 1917, in Neenah, Wisconsin, a daughter of Rudolph and Anna Melcher Rine. Dorothy graduated from Neenah High School and Michael Reese School of Nursing, Chicago, Illinois.
On September 14, 1939, she married John V. Pawlowski, Jr. at her parents' home officiated by The Rev. Walter Courtney.
Dorothy was an industrial nurse at Kimberly Clark's International Headquarters. She was a deacon at First Presbyterian Church, Neenah, a choir member, a bible class leader, and a board member.
She is survived by two children: Jeanette "Susy" (Don) Wolf of Fond du Lac and The Rev. Mark (Jeanne) Pawlowski of Three Rivers, Michigan; nine grandchildren: Jonathan (Yessica) Pawlowski of Savannah, Georgia, Daniel (Ginny) Wolf of Ripon, Joan (Greg) Boyce of Oshkosh, Joy (Tom) Considine of Portage, Judi (Bob) Balson of the Bahamas, Douglas Wolf of Gurnee, Illinois, Dean Wolf of Fond du Lac, and Jill Wolf of Fond du Lac; 19 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Elsie Rine; her husband, John, on April 16, 1980; a granddaughter, Jan Marie Wolf; and a sister, Betty Bivins.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church, 200 Church Street, Neenah, with Rev. Paul Huxtable officiating.
The family will greet relatives and friends on Sunday at church from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Menasha.
Memorials may be directed to First Presbyterian Church.
Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory is serving the family, www.machfuneralchapel.com.
Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on July 23, 2014