Dorothy A. Jerisha

Dorothy A. Jerisha

Fitchburg WI / Sebring, FL: Dorothy Ann Jerisha (Dolinshek), age 95, passed away on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2014, in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, reuniting with her husband Tony.

Dorothy was born on November 19, 1918, in Joliet, Illinois, where she lived the majority of her life. Dorothy married Anthony F. Jerisha Sr. on November 15, 1947, following his return from World War II in the Pacific. They were married for 59 years and were together in the same grade throughout grade school.

Dorothy was a very loving, caring wife and mother. Dorothy enjoyed sports with her family and was an avid reader. Dorothy was a hard worker, had a pleasant personality, and was not a complainer. Dorothy worked 22 years at American Slovenian Catholic Union (KSKJ) in Joliet, Illinois, where her husband Tony served as a Captain on the fire department. Following their retirement, Dorothy and Tony spent the majority of the year, for 23 years, in Sebring, Florida. In their later years, they resided in Fitchburg, Wisconsin with their son, John.

Dorothy is preceded in death by husband, Anthony F. Jerisha Sr.; parents Paul and Mary Dolinshek; sisters Mary (Hirsch), Margaret (Plankar), Jean (Pierson), and brother Edward Dolinshek. Dorothy is survived by sisters Francis (Wagner) and Ann (Horvatin); son Anthony F. Jerisha Jr. (Deborah); grandson Anthony Paul (Lori); Great Grandson Darin Jerisha; Grandson Jason; son John A. Jerisha M.D. (Susan); Grandson Joshua Jerisha.

Dorothy will be dearly missed by family and friends who were close to her.