Dorothy V. Schultz (Stolpe) (Burhans), Janesville, WI (1917 - 2012)
Dorothy V. Stolpe Schultz Burhans was born May 23, 1917, to Walter and Siska (Brevad) Stolpe in Wheeler, WI, and went to be with the Lord on July 9, 2012
She graduated in 1935, from Menomonie High School and worked at the Menomonie Bank. She married Franklin McMiller in 1936. They moved to Elkhart, IN, in 1939. Franklin died in a car accident in May 1945. She returned to WI, in early 1947, met Reuben Schultz and they were married Nov. 19, 1947, in St. Paul's Church in Canton Township, Mondovi. From 1947 to 1962, Reuben and Dorothy operated a dairy farm between Mondovi and Durand, WI. In 1962, they moved to Janesville, WI, where Reuben worked at Craig High School and Dorothy worked at the Rock Co. Court House and for Standard Oil (BP). They retired to Sun Prairie, WI, in 1980. Reuben died in 1983 of a heart attack. In 1990, Dorothy married James Burhans, a long-time acquaintance and former Janesville Fire Chief. They lived in North Fort Myers, FL, until January 2003. Upon returning to Janesville, they lived at Huntington Place. James preceded Dorothy in death in March 2008, at the age of 95. Dorothy moved to CO, to live with her daughter, Connie, and family in December 2008, where she resided until her death.
Dorothy is survived by her children: Franklin Schultz (Karen) of Janesville, WI; Randolph Schultz of Douglassville, PA; Connie (Schultz) Osowski (Thomas) of Castle Rock, CO; Laurie (Schultz) Goodman of Danville, CA; step-sons, Jerry Burhans (Millie) of Crossville, TN; and Lyle Burhans (Judy) of LaFollette; TN, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Dorothy has donated her body to Science Care for medical research.
Dorothy was an amazing mother, grandmother and friend to many. She had a way of filling up a room with smiles, love, laughter, optimism, kindness and determination. She always kept her mind full of life. She enjoyed onion sandwiches and lutefisk, even for breakfast. She will be forever loved and missed.
Memorials may be sent to Denver Hospice, 501 South Cherry St. Ste. 700, Denver, Co, 80246 or the charity of your choice.