Dorothy “Dottie” M. (Jatkowski) Linczeski, left this earth on March 2, 2018, at the age of 93 years. She was born in Menominee to the late Anthony and Agnes (Frank) Jatkowski on October 14, 1924. She graduated from Menominee High School in 1941.

Dorothy married Gerald J. Linczeski on August 17, 1946. He preceded her in death on December 13, 1998. They spent many years enjoying their home on weekends in Townsend, Wis., on the flowage. “Dottie” was employed in the Marinette School District as Head of the “Hot Lunch” program for 24 years, retiring at the age of 72. She was active in bowling, volleyball, square dancing and water walking and water exercising with all of her friends at the River Cities Community Pool. She went to the pool six days a week up until she was 89 years old. “Dottie” had two especially dear friends, “Tootie” Teske and Marlyn Nystrom.

Dorothy is survived by five children, Cynthia (Roy) Emmes and Sandra (Irv) Hermanson, both of Menominee; Marya Nolter, Laura (James) Haines and Tony (Patty) Linczeski, all of Marinette; adored grandchildren: Shawn (Kathy) Hermanson and Brett Hermanson, both of Marinette; David Emmes of Menominee; Kendalyn (Mark) Jorgensen of Appleton, Wis.; Nathan Mottl of Menominee, James (Lori) Haines of Middleton, Wis.; and Molly Linczeski of Marinette; nine great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Along with her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters: Mary (Clarence) Wuellner, Helen (George) Sporrer and Agnes (Richard) Sonntag; a sister-in-law, Rita (Loren) Gibson; and a nephew, Richard (CB) Sonntag.

Friends and family may call at Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home on Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 4 until 7 p.m. The vigil prayer service will begin at 6:30 p.m. with Fr. Mark McQuesten presiding. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, for the repose of the soul of Dorothy Linczeski, at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 5, 2018, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Fr. Mark McQuesten presiding. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery.

Our mom touched many staff member’s lives during her stay at the Luther Home in Marinette, and we would like to thank all of them that gave her special care for the past two years.