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Dorothy Poenisch
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Obituary for Dorothy Poenisch

(Nee Goehlen) Peacefully entered her eternal life on April 29, 2018 at the age of 96. She is now celebrating a joyous reunion with her Lord and the multitude of relatives and friends that preceded her.

Beloved wife of the late Edgar Poenisch. Dear mother of Philip (Cherie) Poenisch. Step mother of the late Joan (the late Ken) Ultsch and the late Dr. Paul Poenisch. Loving grandmother of Ryan (Emily) Poenisch, Kevin (Danielle) Poenisch, Jarod (Michele Lee) Poenisch, Tom (Lyn) Ultsch, the late Steven (Mary) Ultsch, Cathy Jo Ultsch. Loving great-grandmother of Isabel Poenisch, Philip Poenisch, Laura (Ryan) Garrison, Amy (Roy) Erickson, Craig (Heather) Ultsch, Ann Ultsch, Evonne (Christopher) Umbel, Daniel Ultsch. Loving great-great-grandmother of Tommy, Ethan, Luke, Nolan, and Clementine, Paige, Michael. Dear aunt and like a “second mother” of Dave (Linda) Goehlen, Patrick (Susan) Poenisch, Dennis (Kim) Poenisch, Debra Poenisch. Further survived and remembered by other family Ann (Gene) Kissinger, Alice (Marvin) Weiss, Hank (Mary) Hofmann and Honey Schmidt.

She is preceded in death by her parents Hugo and Norma Goehlen, sisters Mary Jane Goehlen and Virginia Metzler.

Dorothy graduated from Rufus King High School. She worked as a secretary at Unit Drop Forge. After marriage to Edgar, she raised a family and then went back to work at Liberty Mutual Life Insurance.

Dorothy was a resident at Luther Manor. She was a member of Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church and Order of the Eastern Star Wauwatosa Chapter #219, Brookfield (and previously Acadia Chapter).

Visitation at Luther Manor Faith & Education Center on Friday, May 18 from 10:00 AM, until the time of Funeral Service at 11:00 AM. Burial to follow at Valhalla Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Luther Manor Foundation or Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church are appreciated. A special thank you to the staff of Luther Manor and their Hospice program for their dedicated and compassionate care.

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Luther Manor Faith & Education Center

4545 N. 92nd Street
Wauwatosa, WI 53225





11:00 AM
Luther Manor Faith & Education Center

4545 N. 92nd Street
Wauwatosa, WI 53225

Cemetery Details


Valhalla Memorial Gardens

5402 N. 91st St.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53225


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