THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
A native of Oconto, Dottie Fricke, the former Dorothy Jane Tiedke, 89, of Milwaukee passed away Saturday, June 1.
She attended UW for one year and completed undergraduate studies at Milwaukee State Teachers College, (1946 member of Lambda Phi Chi sorority). She taught lower grades special education (hearing disabled) at Lincoln School, Superior, from 1946 to 1947 and elementary grades in the Milwaukee Public Schools system at Browning, 1947 to 1949 and Craig, 1949 to 1950. She received her Master's Degree in the Supervision of Reading Instruction at Cardinal Stritch College in 1974 and resumed her MPS career as a reading resource teacher at Auer Avenue from 1969 to 1975 and Luther Burbank from 1975 to 1985. She was a former member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Milwaukee and a longtime, active member at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Pilgrim Road, Brookfield. Highly respected as an educator, she was held in immeasurable affection by family, friends worldwide, colleagues and acquaintances.
Survivors include children, John of New York, N.Y., Michael (Linda) of Campbellsport and Patty of New York, N.Y.; three granddaughters, nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Walter (Wally) in 1999 after 52 years of marriage and two brothers, John and Keith Tiedke.
Visitation was held on Monday, June 10 from 1:30 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 4 p.m. at Wisconsin Memorial Park, Chapel of the Chimes, Brookfield. Memorials are suggested to Christ the King Lutheran Church or the faith or charities of one's choice.
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