Dorothy L. Theisen

Dorothy L Theisen

Dorothy L. Theisen, 87, passed into eternal life on Saturday, September 10, 2022, from metastatic breast cancer. She was gentle person who suffered for over 50 years from schizophrenia.

She was born in Madison to Michael and Lillian Theisen on August 21, 1935. She attended St. Bernard’s Grade School and graduated from Madison East High School. She was a legal secretary for a number of years.

She experienced the untimely early deaths of her mother, and two of her brothers. These occurrences had a profound impact on her life.

She is survived by her nieces, Teri (Dave) Kinney and Jean (Bob) Dye and her nephews, Bill (GIO) Theisen, Jeff (Dee) Theisen, Dan Bailey, and Neil (Jane) Theisen.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Michael and Lillian; her brothers, Vincent, Kenneth, and Neil; her niece, Sue Bailey, and her nephew, Phillip Theisen.

Over the past number of decades, Dorothy received caring support from Journey Mental Health. Dorothy had resided at Hannah’s House where she received outstanding daily support and care.

Dorothy lived through many challenges, and handled them as best she could. Now she is finally at peace.

A private family memorial service will be held.

Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson East

Funeral & Cremation Care

5203 Monona Drive

(608) 221-5420