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Dorothea Gisselman

November 8, 1927 November 22, 2018
Dorothea Gisselman
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A life-long reader, Dorothea Gisselman, 91, has put down her final novel. Mom was born in 1927 to Francis and Irene Tranetzki and shared the same birthday as her mother, making that day even more exceptional. Mom enjoyed her journey through life as an expert baker, knitter, reader, and crochet artist. And this was in addition to 91 eventful years as a sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. 

Mom passed away on Thanksgiving at Evergreen Place at Mount View Care Center surrounded by her family and caregivers. Mom will be truly missed. The mittens, hats, and afghans she knitted us will serve as a reminder of her love for her friends and family.  In her final chapter, mom enjoyed participating in the numerous community events at Evergreen Place.

She also looked forward to reading and discussing novels she borrowed from the Marathon County Public Library. In passing, mom leaves us all with a bit of a mystery as to what she actually thought about the last book she was reading: Banana Cream Pie Murder.  

She is survived by her children Michael (Claire) Gisselman, Debra (Paul) Lewandowski, grandchildren, Sam, Anna, and Jordan. Sisters Carol Michlig, Peggy (Glenn) Richmond, Kathleen O’Connor. Brothers Robert Tranetzki, Timothy Tranetzki. Many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Gisselman, Parents, Siblings Georgiana Bychinski, James Tranetzki, and David Tranetzke.  Our heartfelt thanks to the loving care and support from the people at Evergreen Place at Mount View Care Center; Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services; her loving guardian, Suzie; and her primary care physician Dr. Oswald.  

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at John J. Buettgen Funeral Home, 948 Grand Ave. Schofield, WI. Online condolences can be expressed at

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11:00 AM 12/4/2018 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 12/4/2018 1:00:00 PM
John J. Buettgen Funeral Home

948 Grand Ave.
Schofield, WI 54476

John J. Buettgen Funeral Home
948 Grand Ave. Schofield 54476 WI
United States

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