In memory of
Dorothy M. Breaker
Breaker, Dorothy M. Dorothy M. Breaker (Dahl) passed away peacefully on Saturday April 15, 2017 at ThedaCare hospital surrounded by her loving family. Dorothy was born on June 20, 1926 in Neenah daughter of the late John & Madella Dahl. She married the love of her life, Dewey on Nov. 9, 1946, after 53 years of marriage, Dewey passed away in 1999. Dorothy graduated from Neenah High school & had been employed at Banta Co. and Copps Department store. Many residents & children will remember Dorothy as the first Cecil St. crossing guard in Neenah. Dorothy was a lifelong member & volunteer at St. Margaret Mary's Catholic Church & also a member of the ThedaCare Auxiliary. Mom's most important job in life was to care for her family. She was a loving, supportive & devoted wife, mother, grandmother & great grandmother, she was known as Dorty to her grandchildren & great grandchildren. Dorty also enjoyed spending time with her great-grandchildren, Savannah, Matthew and Jake, especially when they would go to the parks and then for ice cream. She and Dewey went on numerous company trips for KC plus enjoyed traveling with her sister and brother-in-law Hazel & Jim Vanden Heuvel plus other family & friends. Dorothy remained active while being an Island Shores resident. You could always find her walking around the building in the summer & the hallways in the winter. Dorthy looked forward to her monthly luncheons with her high school friends. When someone would ask mom what her favorite memory is, she would always say "All of them, I really enjoyed all of it." She is survived by her two children: daughter Peggy (Gary) Brighum and son Tom (Nancy) Breaker all of Neenah; three grandchildren: Jeff (Daphne) Brighum of De Pere, Dan (Amy) Brighum of Menasha, Krissy (Sean) Ely of Cumming GA; and great grandchildren. She is further survived by her sister Athleen Emerich of Milwaukee and brother-in-law Jim Vanden Heuvel of Florida; as well as nieces, nephews, and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, mother and father in-law, sister Hazel Vanden Heuvel, brother-in-law Gene Emerich of Milwaukee, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Connie and Bob Hansen, and nephew Jim Girard The Memorial Mass for Dorothy will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017 at St. Margaret Mary Parish, 439 Washington Avenue, Neenah with Rev. Michael Ingold officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of the mass. A memorial contribution will be made in Dorothy's loving memory. A special thank you to Island Shores, ThedaCare and hospice for all your care and support. Westgor Funeral Home 205 W. Doty Avenue Neenah, 722-7151 Online Condolences: www.westgorfuneralhomes.com You & dad are together again & I find comfort in that I will have 2 angels looking after us. I will miss our special times together but you will always be in my heart. Your great grandchildren were so lucky to have spent time with you & the love that you showed them will live with them forever. Love Always, Peggy Mom - thank you for all your unconditional love and support, you always told us how proud you and dad were of us. After Dad passed away, our Saturday mornings of walks, going to the store or just a drive before going out for breakfast was special. Our teasing you and not always telling you where we were going or what we were going to do, was one of the many ways we showed our love. The numerous family and Holiday "get-togethers" will not be the same, but we are comforted that you and dad are rejoined. Forever in our hearts and thoughts. Tom
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