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Dorothy Louise (Herricks) Pervisky

Birth date: February 9, 1927
Death date: July 4, 2012


Dorothy went to her eternal home on July 4, 2012. A longtime resident of Burlington, she most recently resided at Ridgestone Terrace in Elkhorn. She is survived by her children Michael (Beverly Jenkins) Pervisky, Carole (Robert) Rodemeyer, Kathleen (Chris) Fiorini, Joseph (Jane Rider) Pervisky, and Barbara (Robert) Greenwald, her grandchildren; Samuel Gauger, Lisa (Toby) Franzen, Sylvia & Katherine Rodemeyer, Michael Brabazon, Andrew Greenwald, and Nicholas Pervisky, great-grandchildren; Chance Gauger, and Isabella Franzen; a special niece, Marie Catherine Hazen, a sister-in-law Betty Herricks, many dear nephews, nieces, relatives, friends, and also her best friend Joy Sebranek,. She was preceded in death by her husband Edwin Pervisky, on January 28, 1969, siblings; Marie, Martha (Lawrence), Leonard, Florence (Ray) and Evelyn (Jim), an infant grandson, Edwin Michael Pervisky, and a brother-in-law Richard (Janice) Przywojski.
Dorothy was the youngest child of Anton and Margaret (nee Fuenger) Herricks. She was born February 9, 1927, on the family farm in Cashton, WI. She attended Sacred Heart Church and graduated from Cashton High School in 1944. Dorothy moved to LaCrosse where she met Edwin A. Pervisky and on October 25, 1947, they were united in marriage at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Their early years were spent in LaCrosse where Dorothy was a homemaker. Dorothy and Edwin later moved to Kenosha, then settled in Burlington in 1963. They joined St. Charles Church where Dorothy remained a member the rest of her life. She began working at Nestles in 1967 and retired from there in 1992. Dorothy was a devoted mother, a good friend to many, and an excellent cook. Her home was always open for friends to drop in unannounced where they would be treated to a delicious home-cooked meal, a dessert or snacks. She loved working on crafts and gardening, then giving her homemade gifts to her friends and family. She baked pies and contributed crafts each year to the St. Charles Fall Festival. Dorothy was adept at home repairs. No job was too big or too small. She loved local theater productions and seldom missed a show. That passion was shared with her children and grandchildren. In her earlier years she loved to dance Each Sunday her children would gather at her home to spend time together and enjoy a home cooked meal. Family would look forward to her homemade spaghetti & meatballs, “they were the best.”

Dorothy’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Ridgestone Terrace, Odyssey Hospice and to her loving caregiver, Lisa Cooper.

Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Thursday from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM, at the church.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2012, at 2:00 PM at St. Charles Catholic Church, with Rev. Steve Amann officiating.

Burial will take place following the service at St. Charles Cemetery.