Dorothy E. Simon, age 96, of Sheboygan, passed away Wednesday morning, July 10, 2013.
Dorothy was born April 14, 1917 in Madison, WI to Harry and Meta (Manthey) Simon. She attended grade school and high school in Baraboo, WI and was a graduate of Platteville Teachers College with a degree in Elementary Education, Class of 1939.
In September of 1939 she began her teaching career in Sheboygan at South Side Junior High School (now Farnsworth Middle School) teaching third grade. She later taught at Wilson Elementary School, retiring in 1980 after forty-one years of teaching. Her graduate work was done at Milwaukee State Teachers' College and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Through her life, she was deeply involved in her church, First United Lutheran, as a faithful worshiper, generous giver, weekday church school teacher, Senior Citizen group member, and a church office helper.
In addition, she was a member of Sheboygan Women's Club, Maywood –Ellwood H. May Environmental Park, Sheboygan County Audubon Society, Sheboygan Camera Club, Sheboygan County Retired Teachers' Association, and a life member of the Wisconsin Retired Educators' Association.
Dorothy (Dottie) had many varied interests. She was an avid lover of nature. She enjoyed gardening, bird-watching, biking, hiking and traveling, especially to the Teton Mountains in Wyoming. She was also the recipient of numerous awards for her photography.
She is survived by special friends, the Rocca and Clark families of Iowa, the Jeffrey Brunner family of Greenfield, Wisconsin, good neighbors and many other friends in the Sheboygan area and beyond.
Funeral services for Dorothy will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at First United Lutheran Church, 2401 Kohler Memorial Drive, Sheboygan. Pastor Todd Smith will be officiating. A time of visitation and support will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Entombment will follow at Garden Terrace Mausoleum.
A memorial fund has been established in her name for First United Lutheran Church.