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Dolores T. Kertscher

Dolores T. Kertscher Dolores T. Kertscher

Dolores Theresa Kertscher (nee Vorpahl), 96, of the Town of Wayne, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Froedtert Hospital, West Bend.
She was born on August 17, 1924 to the late Dorothy K. (Theusch) and John A. Vorpahl, Sr. in the Town of Farmington.
Dolores was united in marriage to Allen E. Kertscher in a double wedding on December 23rd, 1944, in Waubeka, along with Dolores’ sister Dorothy I. Vorpahl, who married Floyd F. Buddenhagen, Sr.
She was an active member of Salem United Church of Christ in Wayne. She was a member of Salem’s Women’s Guild and was also a past Sunday School Teacher. Dolores was retired from Wayne Elementary School, where she worked as a school lunch lady. Dolores enjoyed playing cards, doing crossword puzzles and spending time with her family.
Those Dolores leaves behind to cherish her memory include her son Allen J. Kertscher; granddaughter Renee Joy (Troy) Lammert; five great-granddaughters, Samantha (Dan) Kangas, Shana Lammert, Rowan (Zack Ratz) Wegner, Kaylee Lammert and Rhiannon Lammert; and one great-great-granddaughter Elliana Kangas; two sisters, Dorothy Buddenhagen and Theresa Anne Brockman; two sisters-in-law, Ann C. Vorpahl and Teresa C. Vorpahl; cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Allen; infant daughter Patricia; five brothers, Frederick (Audrey) Vorpahl, Sr., Anthony (Louise) Vorpahl, John A. Vorpahl, Jr., Ronald C. Vorpahl and John H. Vorpahl, Sr.; two sisters, Adeline (Elmer) Footland and Patricia Vorpahl; five brothers-in-law, Floyd Buddenhagen, Sr., Gerald W. Brockman, Wilmer (Ann) Kertscher, Raymond (Ruby) Kertscher and Melvin (Bernice) Kertscher.
A celebration of life in remembrance of Dolores will be held at a later date. Per Dolores’ wishes cremation has taken place.
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Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service has been entrusted with Dolores’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at