Dorothy Blasing Chladek, 97, Janesville, died October 10 at home. Dorothy was born on December 26, 1915, in Chicago, Illinois. She grew up in Delavan, Wisconsin, and received her nursing degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1938. On July 18, 1942, she married Kolar B. Chladek.
While raising her three children, Dorothy co-founded the Janesville Visiting Nurse Association in 1964. She served as the VNA Executive Director from 1966 until her retirement in 1977. Dorothy and KB enjoyed spending time at their Tuttle Lake cottage with family and friends, traveling, golfing, and playing bridge.
Dorothy is survived by Kolar B. (K.B.) Chladek, her husband of 71 years, Barbara and Philip Heinle, Janet Markley, Daniel and Lisa Chladek, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church, Janesville. Visitation will be from noon until the time of service. Luncheon will follow. Schneider Apfel Schneider & Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Janesville, is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Janesville Visiting Nurses Association or Nativity of Mary Parish of Janesville. For online obituary and regestry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com
The family would like to thank Elaine and Amy of Mercy Health for their superior nursing care.