Dorothy M. DeWerd

Dorothy M. DeWerd

MADISON/MILWAUKEE-Dorothy M. DeWerd, age 98, of Madison, went to heaven peacefully on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, surrounded by her family.

She was born on Feb. 23, 1916, in Milwaukee the daughter of Albert and Emma Heling. Dorothy was affectionately known to everyone as “Grandma Dorothy” and was loved by all who knew her. She was a faithful member of Chapel Valley Community Church.

Dorothy is survived by her son, Larry (Vada); three grandsons, Scott (Louise), Mark and Eric (Kayleen); nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony L. DeWerd.

Funeral Services will be held at GUNDERSON FITCHBURG FUNERAL HOME, 2950 Chapel Valley Rd., Fitchburg, at 11 a.m., on Saturday, May 17, 2014, with Pastor Timothy Genin presiding. A luncheon will follow at the funeral home. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park in New Berlin, at 11 a.m., on Monday, May 19, 2014.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Chapel Valley Community Church Building Fund.

Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson Fitchburg
Funeral & Cremation Care
2950 Chapel Valley Road