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In Memory of Dorothy Phernetton


One Hour prior to the service at church

Funeral Services

11AM Saturday, March 16th at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Baldwin

Dorothy Faye Phernetton, 94, of Baldwin, WI, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2019 at the Birch Haven Assisted Living Center in Baldwin. Dorothy was born on August 26th of 1924 in rural Roberts, WI to parents Harry & Florence Lind. She grew up going to the Roberts/Hammond, WI school districts, (now known as St. Croix Central), and upon her high school graduation, decided to settle herself into the community in which she was born & raised. Dorothy & her husband, Lyle, were married on March 15, 1946 at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Baldwin, now known as Gethsemane Lutheran Church. Within Dorothy & Lyle’s many years of marriage, the truest joy was raising their three children, David, Ron, & Barbara.

Dorothy was a talented seamstress, & often made clothing for her children, & eventually, her grandchildren as well. She loved watching her grandkids; and not only spoiled them, but anyone who came to her home for dinner. Sunday’s pot roast & donuts were a can’t-miss hit, but Dorothy’s cooking was always outstanding, no matter the day of the week. When she wasn’t found cooking at home, Dorothy could be seen at Baldwin-Woodville High School serving lunch with a smile, (& maybe an extra dessert). She was a cook at the school for 30 years, until her retirement in 1989.

In her later years, Dorothy enjoyed traveling, was an active member of the Ladies Guild at Gethesmane Lutheran Church, & would volunteer her time to the Baldwin Care Center, especially on bingo night! Dorothy will be dearly missed, but her caring spirit will live on in all who were fortunate enough to know her.

Dorothy will remain in the hearts of her beloved children; David Phernetton of Baldwin, Ron (Sherry) Phernetton of Baldwin, & Barbara (Emil) Brown of Roberts, her 10 prized grandchildren; her 12 precious great-grandchildren; her treasured brother; Don Lind, her special friend, Inez Newton; & many other extended family & friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband; Lyle Phernetton, her loving parents, Harry & Florence; her cherished siblings & sibling-in-laws; Delores Lind, Doris (Dale) Freeman, Helen (Clarence) Jacobson, Kenneth (Lorraine) Lind, Pearl (Frank) Chapman, Leland Phernetton, & Hazel (Butch) Dosser, & her adored daughter-in-law; Nancy Phernetton.

A Funeral Service for Dorothy will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church of Baldwin. A Visitation will be held at church one-hour prior to the service. Memorials preferred to the discretion of the family. Services entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin.


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    • My sincerest sympathy to you
      Barb and your entire family . She was so
      sweet and always made me laugh and
      smile!! Keeping you in my prayers.
      Sheila – Birch Haven

    • RIP Dorothy. You are at peace now. You left us all with such great memories and will never forget you. Love and comfort to your family you will be missed by many. Love Roxi and Wayne