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Daphne (Dolly) Kennicott Schmeckpeper

Tue, Dec 18th, 2012
Posted in All Obituaries

Daphne (Dolly) Kennicott Schmeckpeper, age 74, of White Lake, WI, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012 at home with her family. She is survived by her husband, Gerald “Gerry” Schmeckpeper; sister Cheryl (Hal) Greeno: brother George Haviland; her four children Terry (Ruth) Schmeckpeper, Geri Ann(Dave) Hanson, Roxanne (Jeff) Tienor, Ronda (Justin) Andersen; six grandchildren Katie(Joe) Behnke, Rebecca Schmeckpeper, Jay Tienor, Breanna Tienor, Angelina Andersen, Fox Andersen; one great grand child Nicholas Behnke; brother and sister in-laws and many nieces and nephews.

Dolly was a talented, caring woman. She was born in Lanesboro, MN to Avis (Moen) Conn and Donald Kennicott. She attended La Crosse Central High School, where she met her husband of 56 years, Gerald They were married at Good Shepherd English Lutheran Church in La Crosse, WI.

Earlier in her life, Dolly worked as a candy striper/nursing assistant for Gundersen Lutheran Hospital, and a payroll clerk for La Crosse Rubbermills and La Crosse Cooler Co. She received the “Thanks Badge” award for 15 years of service to the Girl Scouts of America, Riverland Council. She organized and assisted with their momentous trip to Washington and presentation at the tomb of the unknown soldier. She and her husband volunteered with the Cavelettes Baton and Drum Corps, of La Crosse. She moved her family across the state, where she was a co-manager/owner of Echo Valley Resort, on Boulder Lake, in White Lake, WI for several years. She later worked with her husband at Wild Wolf Inn in Langlade ,WI and started her own upholstery business “Ye Old Country Studios .” She took on the job of secretary for Tabor Lutheran Church, Mountain, WI where she assisted in design of the new church, crafted celebration banners, was part of the Ladies Aide, and a member for 41 years. Dolly was co-owner of Kozy Korner Krafts in Suring, WI where she displayed some of her own artistic abilities. Dolly also was town clerk for the Town of Doty, Mountain WI until her retirement in 2000. Her retirement days were spent researching genealogy, quilting, doing puzzles and cataloging her children’s and grandchildren’s accomplishments.

Visitation with light refreshments will be held at Tabor Lutheran Church in Mountain, WI, Saturday, December 22, 2012, at 1 pm. Service will begin at 2 pm. Memorials may be sent to Gerald Schmeckpeper, care of Gruetzmacher Funeral Home, 116 South Krueger Street, Suring WI, 54174.

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