Dorothy Jackeline Kempinski passed away Oct. 1 at High Gate Senior Living with her sister by her side.
Dorothy was born Friday the 13th of March 1942 to Alma (Domke) and Theodore Yonkee of Deerbrook. She was the sixth of seven children.
She became a child of God when she was baptized and confirmed at St. Mathew’s Church in Deerbrook.
She attended country school and graduated from Antigo High School in 1960. She then attended Green Bay Beauty School.
She worked in Milwaukee and married David Kempinski on Feb. 13, 1971. Then, in 1974, they had their only child, Doug, who died in 1987 at the age of 13 from Marfan Syndrome. Dorothy’s husband, David, died in 1978. Dorothy then moved to Billings in 1996 to be near her sister and family.
Dorothy leaves to morn her brother, LaVerne Yonkee, Wisconsin; sister, Arleen Guenthner, Montana; nephews, Jeff Guenthner (Lori) of Montana, Craig Guenthner of Montana and Teddy Yonkee of Wisconsin; nieces, Ellyn Houston of Georgia and Laura (Todd) Zastrow; other nieces and nephews, Taryn (Bryan), Jackie (Nick), Mackenna, John and Nick.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Alma and Theodore Yonkee; husband, David; son, Doug; sisters, Bernice and Elaine; brothers, Delbert and Raymond; sister-in-law ,Sue Yonkee; niece, Daisy; and nephew, Mark.
Dorothy will be buried in Milwaukee next to her son.
Funeral services will be held at Mount Olive Lutheran Church Oct. 11, 2021, at 10 a.m. Memorials can be sent to Mount Olive Lutheran Church.