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VerKilen, Dorothy M.

Dorothy M. VerKilen, age 85, of Tomahawk, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, March 10, 2014, at Golden Living Center-Golden Age in Tomahawk. She was born on June 22, 1928, in Marshfield, WI. Dorothy grew up in Marshfield and attended school there. She was later married to George VerKilen on August 6, 1948, in Marshfield; he passed away in 2007. Dorothy was a lifelong resident of the Marshfield and Granton, WI, area.

She enjoyed fishing, gardening, camping and playing cards. Dorothy loved country music and attending Hodag Country Fest. Most of all, she cherished time spent with her family.

Survivors include 5 children, Tom (Pat) VerKilen, of Tomahawk; Sue (Allan) Feltz, of Tomahawk; Gary VerKilen, of Marshfield; Jim (Bethany) VerKilen, of Granton; and Sharon (Bruce) Moen, of Mosinee;

13 grandchildren, Jamie VerKilen, of Marshfield; Ayme (Greg) Boushack, of Chili, WI; Troy (Nikkie) Feltz, of Auburndale, WI; Justin VerKilen, of Marshfield; Ashley (Cory) Heeg, of Auburndale; Jason (Faith) VerKilen, of Marshfield; Ben (Alicia) VerKilen, of Pittsville, WI; Adam (Amy) VerKilen, of Plover, WI; Amanda (Jesse) Pupp, of Spencer, WI; Elicia (Dan) Seliskar, of Tomahawk; and Rachel, Olivia and Emily VerKilen of Granton.

Dorothy is further survived by 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Edith Specht, her husband, George, her son, Marty VerKilen, her brother, Marvin Moore, her sister, Edna Triche, and her grandchildren, Kevin VerKilen, Tammy Feltz, Heather VerKilen and Ryan Vandeberg.

Celebration of Life and Sharing for Dorothy VerKilen will be held on Monday, March 17, 2014, from 11 AM until 2 PM at the Eagle's Club at 1104 South Oak Avenue in Marshfield. Generations Funeral Home and Crematory of Tomahawk is handling arrangements in Tomahawk and Marshfield.

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Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Mar. 12, 2014
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