Dorothy Edith Frana, age 95, passed away peacefully on Augusts 26, 2023. Dorothy was born in Milwaukee, WI on June 13, 1928, to Walter and Ida Schattschneider. She married Louis Frana on June 18, 1953, in Milwaukee and was sadly widowed on March 23, 1963
She is survived by her three children: Mary (Jeff) Musson, Mark (Nancy) Frana and David Frana. Dorothy loved and enjoyed her 8 grandchildren; Nicholas (Emily) Musson, Jacob Musson and David (Marie) Musson; Kristin (Bill) Roll, Lauren (Brent) Loberg, Marcus (Amy) Frana, Alexandra and Erica Frana, and her 14 great grandchildren; Rory, Shay, Grady, Leeland, Everett, Xavier, Carsten, Kelton, Kienna, Body, Lilah, Beckett, Makenna, and Cashton; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her spouse Louis Frana, her parents Walter and Ida Schattschneider and her siblings Ernst Schattschneider, Florence (Glen) Keuler, Gladys (Rudy) Werner and Mabel (Pembroke) Vine.
After losing her husband at a young age and having three young children to raise, Dorothy went back to school and received her teaching degree from UW Milwaukee. She worked for the New Berlin Public School system as a second-grade teacher until she retired in 1993. She was loved by all her students.
Dorothy enjoyed traveling and had many wonderful trips around the USA, Canada, England and Australia. But more than that, she loved spending time at her family lake home in Three Lakes, Wisconsin where her father had bought property in 1945 and it has remained in the family since. She spent long summers there with her children, then in later years watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren swim in the lake. It will forever be a place of loving memories.
Dorothy will be remembered as a gentle soul, always willing to help others and not expecting recognition or reward. She was so proud of her family, and they were always the center of her life. She never complained. She always had a smile. She would end her conversations and goodbyes with " I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck". Dorothy had a long life well lived. She will be dearly missed by a large and loving family.
Celebration of Life Services will be held at Grace United Church of Christ, 535 South 3rd Ave, Wausau, WI 54401, on Saturday, October 21, 2023. Visitation at 10:00 am. Service at 11:00am.
In lieu of flowers, please do a random act of kindness in her name.
Dorothy will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at a later date at Valhalla Memorial Park in Milwaukee... next to her husband.