Obituaries

In Memory Of

Dorothy T. Gregorich
August 30, 1918 - February 7, 2017

Visitation:
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 - 10:00AM to 11:00AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
W8170 Main Street
Willard, WI  54493

Services:
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 - 11:00AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
W8170 Main Street
Willard, WI  54493

Full Obituary

     DOROTHY T. GREGORICH, age 98, of Willard, WI, passed away at Neillsville Care & Rehab, in Neillsville, WI, on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Holy Family Catholic Church, in Willard. Rev. Steve Brice will officiate and burial will follow in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery. Her grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be held at the church, on Tuesday, from 10am until time of service.
     Dorothy Theresa Petkovsek was born on August 30, 1918 in Willard, WI, the youngest of 10 children to John and Mary (Germosek) Petkovsek. She was raised on the family farm and received her education at North Willard School. After completing her education, Dorothy stayed at home to help on the farm. In 1941, she moved to Chicago, where she worked as a plant operations inspector for Western Electric for 5 years. Dorothy returned to Willard in December 1946. She was united in marriage to Leo F. Gregorich on May 17, 1947 at Holy Family Catholic Church, in Willard. Dorothy worked on the farm alongside her husband, Leo, and raised their 4 sons. They retired from farming in 1980, and their son, Fred, took over the farm.
     She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and its PCCW, and was a member of K.S.K.J. Lodge #136.
Dorothy had many interests, but especially loved spending time with her family, cooking, baking, and watching the Green Bay Packers.
     She is survived by 3 sons: Roger "Bear" (Rhonda) Gregorich, Roy (Charlotte) Gregorich, Fred (Jill) Gregorich, all of Willard; 7 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 2 step-great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leo, on April 28, 2003; one son, George, on June 16, 1997; 6 brothers: John, Joseph, Tony, Frank, Martin and William Petkovsek; and 3 sisters: Mary Beton, Anna Lasses and Frances Bruske.