Dorothy J. Seeley
Prasser-Kleczka Funeral Homes
3275 South Howell Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
Seeley, Dorothy J. (Nee Amys) Born Feb. 11, 1916, to Emil and Philomena Amys, was called Home to the Lord to be re-united with them and all her brothers and sisters, her husband Harrison D. Seeley, Jr. and children Harrison D. Seeley III and Nathaniel R. Seeley and daughter Dorothy Diane Seeley. She is survived by her daughters Carolyn (late Bill) Clements and Roberta (Roger) Kraus, Her grandchildren Christine (Salvatore) Busalacchi, Cynthia (David Guzman) Mathes, Cheryl (Dennis) Kallerud, Craig (Joann) Clements, Melissa (Tom) Deacon, Brenda (Randy Hudson) Seeley, Jeffrey Kraus, Charlene Kastler, Kenneth Kraus, Brian (Shiloh) Kraus, Dorene (Mike) Simons, Denise (John) Simons. She also had 20 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Her great-grandchildren are Heather Clements, Corinna Mathes; Matthew, Andrew and Kaitlynne Kallerud; Nicole, Brianna and Alexandra Deacon; Cynthia and Chase Clements; Roosevelt and Easton Hudson and Tony Busalacchi; Josh, Tyler and Andy Kraus; Cherise and Adam Kastler; and David Kraus. Her Great - great - grandchildren are; Veronica and Mia Guerra; Nicholas Figueroa, Angel, Faustino and Alexander Avila; Piper Kastler and Conner Kastler. She is also survived by other family and many friends. Dorothy worked for 27 years operating a 60 ton overhead crane at Nordberg's. In 1968, she was the first woman to run for a senate seat in Wisconsin. She served on the board for the South-eastern Wisconsin Mother's March of Dimes, was a delegate to the Milwaukee County Labor Council, a member of the Carpenter's Auxiliary 252, the Allied Council of Senior Citizens, the Greenfield Fire & Police Commission, the Southside Business Association, and the United Seniors of Wisconsin, Inc. which she founded. She raised money through bingo to support a variety of wellness programs; scholarships and to meet charitable needs of many people. In 1976 she and her husband were leaders among those who created the original Greenfield Bi-Centennial Park at 52nd and Layton Avenue, where she held annual memorial weekend picnics. She had a big heart and never refused to help anyone in need. She has supported the South-side Scholarship Foundation and the Long Way Around Gospel Group that raise money for scholarships. In 1990, she was honored as one of Ten Most Admired Senior Citizens of Wisconsin. She received an honor from the J.C. Penney Foundation for civic achievement. She touched the lives and hearts of many people over the years and was active until her death. She will be dearly missed by many people and friends, especially her family, who are so very proud of her many lifetime achievements, which are too many to list. Her name "Dorothy" meant gift of God and she was. She left an impressive legacy and BIG footsteps to follow. Visitation for Dorothy will take place at the Funeral Home on Thursday, February 7, 2013, 4:00-8:00 PM, prayer service at 6:00 PM. Visitation also on Friday, February 8, 2013, 10-10:30 AM at ST. VERONICA CHURCH, 4001 S. Whitnall Ave., Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30 AM. Private inurnment at Wisconsin Memorial Park. If desired, memorials to the United Seniors of Wisconsin are appreciated.

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My Grandma - the woman who took me to Groom me who taught me love and how to show compassion for any and all - she taught me forgiveness ~and ~ why it's a good thing - SHE was and will forever be my other Mother ❤ HERE IS SOMETHING SHE SAID TO US ALL " WHAT'S TO BE IS UP TO ME " I love you Gramma I miss you more - THE ROCK OF OUR LITTLE FAMILY WILL ALWAYS LIVE ON WITH HER MEMORY - I won't let it - --
cindy mathes
August 10, 2018
It is always nice to read about people who try to make a difference in this world. My heart goes out to you and your family. It is hard losing loved ones but the Bible is a book I read for comfort when I lost my grandparents. My deepest thoughts
Ms. Burks
February 23, 2013
God Bless You Dorothy. I will always remember the bowling tournaments and the great fun we had alongwith my mom, who was one of her dearest friends. Please accept my deepest sympathies. Dorothy was a remarkable woman and will be greatly missed. Pat Schaffer nee Hamann.
February 11, 2013
My prayers are with your family,Dorothy, and for wonderful YOU!
I would take my Mother to bingo at United Seniors Bingo Hall very regularly,and Dorothy always remembered mine and my Mother's names!
she was such a delight and a great inspiration to always keep your head up and keep going forward!I'm SO happy to have known her, and proud to say she was a friend!The last time I saw her was over 24 years ago, but I'll never forget her smile!
Affectionately Fern Cupertino
Fern Cupertino
February 10, 2013
National Federatation of Democratic Women
February 10, 2013
God bless Dorothy Seeley. She was a great American. We treasure our years working with Dorothy fighting to help seniors and working families. She was irrepressible,indomitable, and super energetic, bowling in Vegas two weeks after her knees were replaced.

We expect she is organizing in heaven, running a bingo, a picnic, and a picket line to improve conditions. She will be missed. Our best regards to her wonderful family.

Jeff Eagan and Nancy Van Meter
Washington DC
February 10, 2013
I'll be loving you.. Always and in all ways. Thank you for the memories, we will always remember the love you showed us all how to give to one another. I will miss you..
Denese Simons (Kraus)
February 8, 2013
I'll be loving you... Always and in all ways. May the Lord bless and keep you.
Denese Simons (Kraus)
February 8, 2013
I love you Grandma... I'll never stop singing...My first half of my name will shine bright for you..
Dorene Simons
February 8, 2013
Dorthy, thanks for the kindness, you will always be in my heart - M.L. Hightower
Mike Hightower
February 8, 2013
Rest in peace grandma. We are all here because of you.
Jeff Kraus
February 7, 2013
We, The Edward Montgomery Family and The Long-Way Round, Ltd. will certainly miss our "Dear Friend and Beloved Sister". She was an inspiration to us all and we are just proud to have been a part of her life. Thanks for sharing her with us!

Edward Montgomery & Family!
February 7, 2013
One of my other mothers. One wasn't enough. Remembering all the good times on the Carpenter's Lady Auxilary bowling league where we took 1st place one year. You will be missed.
Linda (Hamann) Preisler
February 7, 2013
I remember Dorothy from back in the 1970's when she was active in the Democratic Party, as I was. I remember her as a strong, kind and caring woman. My sympathies to her family.
Judy Lange
February 6, 2013
we will miss your humor and the fun I had xraying you at MOGL. You are always in our hearts
Lorna Loughran
February 6, 2013
Rest in Peace Dorothy! It was a pleasure to talk to you when I would see you at the bingo hall. What a wonderful lady! I'll always think of you when I pass the Greenfield Library/Police & Fire Departments where you have your "Time Capsule"! I'm amazed at how "special" you were and you will always be remembered for your kind heart and good deeds!
Bonnie Rochon
February 6, 2013
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