Dorothy Bethke of Mukwonago passed away peacefully at her home on December 1, 2022 at age 93. She was born on March 7, 1929 to Charles and Monica Burrows of Wauwatosa. She was a graduate of UW Madison, and was married to Jerry Bethke on June 28, 1952. She taught in Mukwonago public schools and was active in the community. As a dedicated member of the United Church of Christ, Dorothy found a sense of joy in supporting various charities.
Loving mother of Anne Crane (Jim), Paul (Margaret) Bethke, Neil (Jane) Bethke, Karl (Janet) Bethke, and Ellen Weber. Proud grandma of Monica, Erin (David), Joel, Kari (Justin), Jeremy (Marsha), Eliot, Isabel (Jan-Niklas), Violet, Adam (Carolyn), Erik, Jake, grandma the great to Nathan, Amanda, Teagan, Hunter and Milo.
A celebration of life will be held on December 11th at 3:00 at the United Church of Christ (S93 W30740 Hwy NN Mukwonago). Her family will greet friends from 2:00 to 3:00. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Heifer International in memory of Dorothy Bethke heifer.org