Dorothy Mae Allee, 96, of Eau Claire passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017.
Dorothy was born on December 15, 1920 to William and Genevieve (Worrell) Mooney at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She was a high school graduate and regularly attended her class reunions over the years. Dorothy was a hard worker who ultimately retired as a parking attendant for the City of Eau Claire.
Upon retirement, Dorothy enjoyed volunteer work and spent many hours at the L.E. Phillips Senior Center. She was even a member of the “Happy Hookers” crochet and knitting group. She loved crafting and never missed a chance to crochet a baby blanket for the newest edition to her family.
Dorothy was a devout Catholic. When she was unable to attend mass in person, she often watched it on television. If you called during mass she would whisper that she would have to call you back as to not interrupt the service from the comfort of her home. Whether you were a family member, a friend of the family, or just someone in need, she always had room for you in her prayers.
Dorothy was a strong, independent woman who lived on her own up until the last weeks of her life. She was a quick wit with a great sense of humor and a huge heart. She loved her family more than anything. She spent many hours making banana bread, fudge, Christmas cookies, and numerous other treats for her loved ones.
She played an immeasurable role in the lives of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She taught them the importance of family and showed them the meaning of unconditional love. Whether she was holding a hand at a bake sale cake walk, writing a special note in a birthday or valentine’s day card, or demonstrating how to make friendship bracelets for a school project, she always went out of her way to make you feel special.
Dorothy will be dearly missed by all who knew and continue to love her. We are all so very fortunate to have been a part of her 96 years of life. We find comfort and peace in knowing she is among the angels and will be watching over us until we meet again.
Dorothy is survived by her children Sharon Hammond, Tom (Patty) Allee, Mark Allee, and son-in-law Steve Jochum. Stepchildren Peggy Molleur and Ronnie Allee. Grandchildren Todd Powell, Theresa (Scott) Milner, Angie (Jordan) Dedo, John Allee, Jenni Jochum, and Ashley Jochum (Troy Clement). Great grandchildren Breanna Powell, Drew Powell, Mackenzie Milner, Andrew Milner, Alaina Milner, Lucie Dedo, Isaac Dedo, Carson Allee, Maya Allee, Madelyn Clement, and Masen Clement. Great great grandchild Skylar Anderson and many other extended family and friends.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents William Mooney and Genevieve Pederson, stepfather Sylvester Pederson, brother John “Jack” Mooney, great grandson Quinn Lewis Dedo, and her daughter and best friend Kathleen “Kathy” Jochum.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m on Friday, September 1st, 2017 at Smith Funeral Chapel with Deacon Larry Agema officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m until the time of service Friday at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Eau Claire.