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Kerkhoff, Dorothy M.

Dorothy M. Kerkhoff, Seymour, age 93, died Wednesday May 1, 2013 at St. Vincent Hospital. She was born in Little Chute on August 1, 1919 to the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Diedrich) Hendricks. Dorothy married Mark B. Kerkhoff on May 1, 1941 at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Little Chute. He preceded her in death February 11, 1992. She was a member of St. Nicholas Parish, the Christian Mothers Society and the Freedom Golden Agers. Dorothy enjoyed crocheting, crafts, playing cards and tending to her lawn and flowers. She worked at Geenen's Hardware until her retirement in 1991. Dorothy treasured time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Dorothy is survived by her children: Ken (Bernice), Crooked Lake; Dennis (Luanne), Leesburg, FL; and Mark (Cindy), Seymour; grandchildren: Denise (John) Bast, Tina (Dan) Sabel, Kent (special friend Kari) Kerkhoff, Penny (deceased Bud) Rohm, James (Dawn) Kerkhoff, Scott Kerkhoff, Katrina (fiancé Jerry Kamp) DeCleene, Katrisha (Jeff) Deegan, Nick Kerkhoff and Vicki. Kerkhoff; great grandchildren: Doug and Dave Bast, Crystal (Zak) Ognan, Heather (John) Ott, Jenna Kerkhoff, Miranda and Sara Rohm, Jacqualine Kerkhoff, Courtney, Christopher and Caylee DeCleene; one great great grandson on the way; sisters: Marion Nelessen and Lillian (Leo) Gerrits; and brother and sister-in-law: Melvin Arts and Mary Alice Kerkhoff. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by her sons: John and Dale; grandchildren: Jack, Lori, Kent Lee; siblings: Magdeline Arts, Cecelia (Pete VanZeeland and Len VandeHey), Agnes (Clarence) Schribier, Ethel (Hilliary) Feldkamp and John Hendricks; and brothers-in-law: Bob Nelessen.

Dorothy's family gathered for a Funeral Mass on Saturday May 4, 2013 at St. Nicholas Parish. Her committal followed in the parish cemetery. To sign the guest book, please visit oconnellfh.com.

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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on May 5, 2013
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