ElMarie Kathryn Dorshorst

POYNETTE – ElMarie Kathryn Dorshorst, age 95, of Poynette, died on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

ElMarie was born on March 24, 1926, in DeForest, Wisconsin, the daughter of Otto and Edna (Schroud) Weisman.  She was united in marriage to Alois “Al” H. Dorshorst on July 27, 1944, at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Sun Prairie. ElMarie loved her big family, hosting hundreds of family gatherings and celebrations on the farm over the years.  She loved to write, writing hundreds of poems and stories for her family and friends; mostly stories about her family.

She is survived by seven sons, Terry (Peggy) Dorshorst, Mike Dorshorst, Jody (Barbara) Dorshorst, Tim Dorshorst, all of Dekorra township,  Larry (Juliette) Dorshorst,  Delta, Junction, Alaska, Daniel (Valerie) Dorshorst,  Medical Lake, Washington, and Nick Dorshorst, West Allis, Wisconsin;  six daughters, Bonnie (Rod) Dary, DeForest, Randie (Pat) Hamill, Poynette, Kim (John) Prindle, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Cindy (Bill) Beahm, Portage, Sandy (Dennis) Pepin, Escanaba, Michigan, Wendy (Ron) Powell, Fairview Heights, Illinois; her sister-in-law, Theresa Dorshorst;  32 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson;  other relatives and many friends. ElMarie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; daughters, Robin Flemming and Megan M. Dorshorst; grandson, Travis Tyler; and sisters, Lorraine Knor and Bernice Mikula.   

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 6, 2021, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Poynette, with Fr. Kumud Nayak presiding. Burial will follow at Dekorra Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Friday.

Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Poynette is assisting the family.  


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