She was born March 20, 1920, in Cudahy, WI.
Annabelle (“Tootsie”) was preceded in death (1996) by her beloved husband and soulmate of 54 years, Dr. Anton S. (Tony) Dorn. She was the precious Mom of Candy Rezin, Lehigh Acres, FL; Linda Smith, Milwaukee; and Mark Dorn, Whitewater. Mom was the “Grammie Award” of Heather, Shantee’, Shane, and Shiloh; and Great Grandma to Caleb, Ashton, Marcus, Andre, Sean, Kevin, Caitlyn, Bailey, and Toree.
Annabelle was the quintessential Mom: loving, kind, nurturing, compassionate, clever, smart, and sweet. Mom loved her family, was fond of Tweetie Bird, and, to an extent, WAS Tweetie Bird. There was not a mean bone in her body. Her children’s memories growing up in the home she made brim with love, happiness, and awe. And, with much love, when we think of Mom, we say “Awww…” Mom had a smile that enamored her to everyone.
Annabelle enjoyed living on 55th Street in Milwaukee, where she raised her family; sunning at the winter home on Fort Myers Beach, FL; and relaxing at the summer cottage on North Lake (Waukesha County, WI). After Dad’s passing, Mom was proud of her apartment at Mulberry Glen, Whitewater, where she lived independently for 18 years. The past four years Mom was happy and appreciative of the loving care she received at Our House Senior Living, Whitewater.
Mom will rest with Dad later this summer at Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield. A memorial for family and friends will be announced at a later date. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staffs of Our House Senior Living, Whitewater, and Rainbow Hospice, Jefferson, for their love, care, and devotion to Mom.
Proverbs 31-25-30: She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed: her husband, also, and he praises her. Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.
The Nitardy Funeral Home, Whitewater, WI is assisting the family. www.nitardyfuneralhome.com