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Obituary: Dorothy D. King

Jun 25, 2014 09:44PM ● Published by Jim

Dorothy D. King

Dorothy D. King, 104, of Beaver Dam and Juneau and originally from the Coloma area passed away on Friday, June 20, 2014 at the Golden Years Senior Living in Randolph.

Dorothy Dora was born the daughter of Otto and Lydia (Wandrey) Miller on May 14, 1910 in Waushara County.  On June 19, 1929, she was married to Gilbert H. King in Coloma, WI.

Dorothy had farmed with her husband in the Coloma area for many years; she had worked seasonally at Green Giant Canning Company and she had cleaned houses for many people throughout the years.  She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Beaver Dam and had been a past member of Tabor Evangelical United Brethren Church in Juneau, where she had been the church organist. Dorothy enjoyed cooking, baking, canning, playing board games and gardening.  

She is survived by her son Paul King of Beaver Dam; three grandchildren: Jeff (Didi) King of Oregon, WI, Michael (Ann Marie) King of Sheboygan, Lisa (Theodore Bendler) King of Fall River; five great grandchildren: Peter and Solomon Bendler, Cassandra, Sydney and Jackson King.  She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gilbert in 1987, daughter-in-law Karen King, brothers and sisters: Alvina, John, Ruben, Dora and Ernest.

Funeral services for Dorothy will be held on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeff Nicholas officiating.  A visitation will also be held on Monday, June 30th from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the church.  Interment will be at the Hillside Cemetery in Coloma, Wisconsin.

Memorial donations may be directed to Trinity United Methodist Church in Beaver Dam. 

The family is very grateful and wishes to extend thanks to the staff of Golden Years Senior Living in Randolph for their loving care of Dorothy throughout the years and to the staff of Hillside Hospice for their compassionate care.

Koepsell-Murray Funeral and Cremation Services, N7199 N. Crystal Lake Rd., Beaver Dam is serving the family.  Online condolences may be made at or at


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