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February 9, 1929 – Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Service Information
Word of Peace Church-Rogers, MN
Friday, June 20th, 2014
3:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Friday, June 20th, 2014
2:00 P.M.

Dorothy Nemec, 85, recently of Monticello, MN. passed peacefully at Cottagewood Senior Communities in Buffalo, MN. on June 17, 2014.

A memorial Service is scheduled on Fri, June 20th, 2014 at 3pm with visitation at 2pm at Word of Peace Church in Rogers, MN.

Dorothy and her beloved husband, George, spent most of their later years in the north woods of Wisconsin enjoying a home on Spider Lake, Woodruff, WI, then a tranquil condo in Boulder Junction, WI. She loved the great outdoors and spent a great deal of time with her family at their cabin near Eagle River, WI. In summer she was an avid hiker, swimmer and fisher-woman, spending many an hour on the lake fishing with family. There are MANY pictures of Dorothy and her family holding trophy catches from Dad’s Lake, WI and Rainy Lake in Canada. In winter, she loved skiing; both downhill and cross country. Lots of happy memories revolve around ski trips to the Rockies as well as to the slopes of Wisconsin.

Dorothy was born and raised in the Chicago, IL area on February 9, 1929 to William and Luella Cluever. She was baptized on March 2, 1929 and confirmed on March 9, 1942. As the youngest of three children, she is survived by her brother, Richard “Whitey” and sister, Fern. Her passion for helping others led her to Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago, IL, where she was a lab tech. It was there that she met a young medical student named George. With her simple introduction of “You look old enough to have a beer”, she and George Nemec started a wonderful relationship that led to their marriage on September 12, 1953. Dorothy followed George’s service transfers to many different places before settling down in Cambridge WI.

Dorothy’s many roles included being a telephone operator, Sunday and Bible school teacher, hospice worker, auxiliary volunteer, library assistant and church luncheon coordinator. She had a strong faith and she and George were active in church functions and charter members of Ascension Church in Woodruff WI. By far, her favorite role was as mother of 3, grandmother of 5 and great grandmother of 5. She loved to cook and is fondly remembered for the many types of Christmas cookies she baked.

Dorothy lives on in the memories of family and friends. Her family includes her husband of 60 years, Dr George Nemec; her brother Richard “Whitey” Cluever; her sister Fern Graham; her children, Susan (George) Vellella, Glenn (Caren) Nemec, Larry (Kathleen) Nemec; and 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Dr. Kate Hospice and sent to: Hospice Donations, PO Box 770, Arbor Vitae, WI 54568.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Laura Olson

    Dr Nemec, So sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. My husband, Ron Olson, who you knew from the hospital Emergency Room at HYMC, passed away a yr and half ago. He is up there greeting Dorothy, I’m sure! He was the love of my life as Dorothy was for you. God Bless you. Laura Olson

  2. Anthony Pogodzinski

    Very sorry to hear of Dprothy’s passing. Always truly enjoyed sharing time with George and Dorothy. Best to all, Dr. Pogo

  3. Cynthia & Doug Thompson

    Dear George, Susie, Glenn, Larry, spouses, grandchildren, Fern & Whitey,
    Our comfort resides in this simple statement the Apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians, ” We know that to be absent from the body is to be face to face with the Lord.”
    The Apostle John stated the same truth in his third epistle to a group of believers in a church he had established. It reads, “and this is the deposition, that God HAS given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He that has believed in the Son has eternal life, and he that has not believed in the Son does not have eternal life. I write these things to you so that you may know that you have eternal life now, that is, even to those who believe in the person of Jesus Christ.
    And finally to a truth that Dottie has now experienced. “Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, nor has it even entered in to our imagination the things that God has prepared for those who love Him.

  4. joe and linda mastalski

    we really enjoyed sharing the very full life with Dorothy and George. skiing, eating,camping,wine’ing.stories songs and realities of healthcare from the independent practioner experience. Weds
    trips in the coachypooo to blackjack. too, with baked treats


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