Bette Dorava

Bette Dorava

1933 - 2021

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Bette Mae (Russell) Dorava age 87, a 40 year resident of Skanawan Township passed away Sunday January 3, 2021 at Country Terrace in Tomahawk , Wisconsin. Bette was born October 22, 1933 in Jump River, WI to Edwin and Inga (Petersen) Russell. She married Elmer G. Dorava on February 15, 1953. Together they owned a gas station & garage in Perkinstown, Wisconsin until they moved to a small farm in Irma, WI in 1960. Bette especially loved feeding birds, watching wildlife, picking wild berries, her vegetable garden & growing flowers. She was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church in Merrill, WI. Bette is survived by 5 children: - Sandra Prebeg of Sun Prairie, WI, Cynthia (John) Schaffer of Tomahawk, Larry (Joyce) Dorava of Rhinelander, Joe (Anne) Dorava of Irma and Edwin Dorava of Represa, California; and 10 grandchildren - Melanie Dorava, Jason Dorava, Melissa McGinnis, Alexander Prebeg , Angela (Sam) Bourassa , Joshua Schaffer, Kelly (Kameron) Haugen, Jared (Hannah) Schaffer, Nikolas (Susana) Dorava, and Dylan Dorava. She also leaves behind 7 great grandchildren - Paris Haugen, Emily & Isaac Bourassa, Lucas, Kaitlyn & Jacob Messenlehner and Levi Dorava. Two brothers - Ivan (Annette) Russell & Donald (Joan) Russell. Preceded in death are husband – Elmer, her parents, sisters - Ethel Foster, Rose Sweet, Helen Wachsmuth. The Funeral Service for Bette Dorava will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at the Krueger Family Funeral Home. Reverend Jess Wakefield will officiate. Visitation will take place from 9:00AM until the time of service at 11:00AM. Burial will take place in Perkinstown Community Cemetery Perkinstown, WI. If you don't feel comfortable attending the funeral, you may join the family on the zoom meeting. The link and code are listed below. Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk is assisting the family with arrangements. You may view the obituary and share online condolences at kruegerfamilyfuneral.com. -------- Topic: Bette Dorava Funeral Service Time: Jan 9, 2021 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88635752343?pwd=TCtuWVJLQ0dFenBsMWVOTThTRUZFZz09 Meeting ID: 886 3575 2343 Passcode: Dorava
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Saturday
9
January

Visitation

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Krueger Family Funeral Home
101 N Second Street
Tomahawk, Wisconsin, United States
715-453-3808
Saturday
9
January

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Krueger Family Funeral Home
101 N Second Street
Tomahawk, Wisconsin, United States
715-453-3808
Saturday
9
January

Burial

12:45 pm
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Perkinstown Cemetery
Lake Road
Perkinstown, Wisconsin, United States