Margaret L. Dottl

MADISON-Margaret L. Dottl, age 94, of Madison, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at St. Mary's Hospital.

She was born on December 8, 1919, in Richland Center, the 3rd daughter of Thomas and Winifred (Slaney) McCarthy. She married Harold Dottl in 1942. Margaret was a long-time Madison resident. She loved sewing and needle work and was a big Packers fan. Margaret was a devoted mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan Kjelstrup of Madison; a son, Jim (Dawn) Dottl of Belvidere, Ill.; two grandchildren, Chris (Lisa) Kjelstrup of Yuba City, Calif., and Andrew Kjelstrup of Madison; sisters, Helen Vickerman of Sun Prairie and Kay (Carl) Chelius of Franklin; brothers, Larry (Catherine) McCarthy of Madison and Tom (JoAnne) McCarthy of Madison. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; parents, Winifred and Thomas McCarthy; sisters, Maddy and Sally; and brothers, Jim and Larry.

Committal Services will be held at Resurrection Cemetery, 2705 Regent Street, Madison, at 2:30 p.m., on Friday, March 21, 2014.

The family would like to give a special thank you to everyone who helped Margaret through her journey.

Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive

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