Dorothy Usinger

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Dorothy Usinger

1936 - 2014

Dorothy Usinger, 78, of Kenosha, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014, at ManorCare with her family by her side.

Born in Racine on April 27, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Ruth (Kohlman) Ruetz. She came to Kenosha as a young child and was educated in St. Marks Catholic School, Lincoln Junior High School and graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School.

On Oct. 1, 1955, she married Robert E. Usinger at St. Marks Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on Aug. 2, 2010.

Dorothy was employed with the Kenosha Unified School District in the school lunch program. She was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church and enjoyed crafts and bird watching.

Surviving are her nine children, Michael (Brenda) Usinger of Kenosha, Gary (Brenda) Usinger of Texas, Alan (Myra) Usinger of North Carolina, James (Denise) Usinger of Mt. Pleasant, Thomas Usinger of Texas, Robert (Lori) Usinger of California, Karen Usinger of Sturtevant, John (Jill) Usinger of Caledonia and Julie Kunath of Kenosha; twenty grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Kenneth Ruetz of Florida and Marlin Butch (Mary) Ruetz of Adams Friendship, Wis.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred and Eugene.

The family would like to thank Dr. Priti Patel, ManorCare and Hospice Alliance for the kind and considerate care they gave Dorothy.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 11, at Proko Funeral Home at 10:15 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at St. Peters Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 10, at Proko Funeral Home from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory

5111-60th Street Phone: (262) 654-3533

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5111 60th St. Kenosha, WI 53144
(262) 654-3533
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Published online at on July 8, 2014