Dorothy Bernice Gurrath, age 92, of Manawa, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at the Manawa Community Nursing Center.
She was born on October 8, 1920, in the Town of Larrabee, Waupaca County, daughter of the late Arthur and Adeline (Schuelke) Braun. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Symco. On October 27, 1951, she was united in marriage to Hugo Gurrath at Faith Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death in 1977. Following her husbands death, she returned to the Symco area, after living in Milwaukee for many years. She returned to her home congregation at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Symco, where she was also a member of the Ladies aid.
She is survived by her step-son: Robert (Judy) Gurrath, 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; a brother Dale (Audrey) Braun, and a sister Mary (Tom) Wolff. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister Margaret Anderson.
The funeral service for Dorothy will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Symco with Rev. Jeffrey Smiles officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park in New Berlin. A visitation for Dorothy was held directly at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred for St. Mark Lutheran Church. Cline-Hanson-Dahlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. www.clinehansondahlkefuneralhome.com