Dollie Rose Birkrem, 94 ½, of Deerfield, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully at the Skaalen home in the morning of November 18, 2022. Dollie was born on May 2, 1928 in Waunakee, Wisconsin to Donald and Wanda (Taylor) Rathburn. She graduated as Valedictorian from Deerfield High School in 1946. On October 19, 1947, she married Clair Birkrem, and they worked together on the farm for many years. Dollie started working in the Skaalen Home in Stoughton as a nurse’s aid, where she retired after 27 years. She enjoyed cooking and always made sure that everyone was well fed at all times of day or night. Dollie loved walking outside picking wildflowers, especially down the west road to the crick. She spent a lot of time birdwatching and the only thing she ever wanted for Christmas was birdseed for her beloved birds. She loved her cats and dogs and they always kept her company. Dollie was strong, hardworking, caring, and loving (in her own way).
Dollie was survived by her children, Mark, Charles (Karla), Bryan (Diana), James, Signe (Wayne Melton); twelve grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband Clair; both parents; and siblings, Claire, Maurice, Sally, Stella, Bruce and Brian.
The funeral will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 25, 2022 with visitation at 10 am at the East Koshkonong Lutheran Church in Cambridge, WI. In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to the East Koshkonong Lutheran Church. Dollie requested to be cremated and burial will be held on a later date.
Please share your memories of Dollie by posting on her Tribute Wall at: www.CressFuneralService.com.
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