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In Memory of Patricia Shirley Dorwin

Memorial Service

11:00 am
Monday March 22, 2021
First Presbyterian Church
1650 8th Ave
Baldwin WI, 54002


10:00 am
Monday March 22, 2021
First Presbyterian Church
1650 8th Ave
Baldwin WI, 54002

Patricia Dorwin, age 93, of Baldwin, died March 13, 2021 in Birch Haven Assisted Living. Born on July 16, 1927, Shirley Patricia Irene Booth, was the eighth of ten children to Curtis and Anna Booth in Glenwood City Wisconsin. After graduating from Glenwood City High School, Pat went on for a very short stint at the University of Wisconsin Madison. While out dancing one night in 1945, she would meet the love of her life, Robert ‘Lee’ Dorwin. The two would be married June 4, 1947 at the Glenwood City Methodist Church. Though Pat worked a number of jobs over the years, she lived to be a farmers wife, a mother to her five kids, Peggy, Deborah, Richard, Bradley, Michael, and grandma to her 9 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Pat was always very busy, aside from life on the farm, and her large family, Pat was a member of the Homemakers Club, 4-H Leader, a bible and Sunday school teacher, Presbyterian session member, volunteer at the church, the hospital, and Treasures store. She also helped with the American Heart Association, Cancer society, and Easter Seals. Pat and Lee enjoyed traveling together. Not only have they visited many U.S. states; they also traveled to Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, England, Ireland and Scotland.

Pat was very well known as a giving friend. She enjoyed baking cookies, lemon bars, brownies, hot dish, and her amazing apple pie. In later years, Pat could be found enjoying counted cross-stitch, reading, and word puzzles. She also would write letters and send cards for every occasion to her grandkids in college, get-well letters, birthdays, and sympathy. Pat was a gracious, caring, prayer warrior who loved her family deeply. Always making holidays great, entertaining was a true skill she gave to others.

Pat will remain in the hearts of her children, Deborah (David) Anderson, Bradley (Jean McCoy) Dorwin, and Mike (Kay) Dorwin; grandchildren, Joshua Anderson, Aimee (Jeremy) Thornton, Sam (Lexi) Anderson, Katie (Drew) Brodin, Missy Dorwin, Matt (Shannon) Dorwin, Travis (Brenda) Dorwin, Heather (Ross) Thomas, & Eric Dorwin; great-grandchildren, Caden, Avarie, Camden, Malaina, Emelia, Andrew, Miles, Maggie, Teddy, Hallie, Dawson, Bentley, Sophia, Devon, Sawyer, Harper, and Natalie; sister, Phyllis Hult, sister in law, June Sadowski; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Robert ‘Lee’ Dorwin, an infant daughter, Peggy; and son, Richard “Rickey Lee,” her parents, and eight siblings.

A Memorial Service for Patricia will take place at 11:00 A.M, Monday, March 22nd, at the First Presbyterian Church, 1650 8th Ave, Baldwin, WI 54002. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial preferred. Services entrusted to the O’Connell family Funeral Home of Baldwin.

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    • My sympathy to Debbie, Brad, Mike and their families.
      Pat was such a sweet lady. I remember her making a thermos of hot tea for Debbie, Brad and me when we went ice skating.
      Cherish your memories.