Dorlee Clark Rohlfing “Gramma Dor”

Died on December 3, 2018 at age 82. Proceeded in death by her beloved husband of 58 years, the Rev. David C. Rohlfing and their son, Mark C. Rohlfing. Loving mother of Alison and her fiancé, John Rolfes. Further survived by her loving extended family and special grandchildren; Truman Brown, Mackenzie and Michael David Howell-Smith, Grace Rochon, Matthew and Emily Archer, and Gabriel and Luis Carlos Cantu, along with other relatives and friends.

Dor received her AA from Hartford College for Women, Hartford, Connecticut and received a BS and MS from UWM. She graduated Summa Cum Laude.

In her early years she danced on Broadway and owned a dancing school. Later she taught elementary school in MPS and became the Student Services Specialist in MPS Central Services. In retirement she became an adjunct lecturer/supervisor for UWM School of Education. She was also the author of the book ‘The Front Porch is Gone.’

The celebration of Dorlee’s life will be held on December 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM with a reception to follow at Plymouth United Church of Christ, 2717 E Hampshire Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to:

• The Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee – Mark Rohlfing Fund,
5409 W Vliet St. Milwaukee, WI 53208.

• Plymouth United Church of Christ, 2717 E Hampshire Ave,
Milwaukee, WI 53211.

Messages for the family

  • Dear Dor,

    As so many others have and will say, you were the first person in Milwaukee who brought us into your home and asked us to think of you as family.

    Both your strength as well as your generosity were part of every conversation, and that will be the strength and skill I’ll see alive as walk through my days. Thank you.

    We believe you’ve found your way home and, while we miss you, we think of all of the warm hugs that are greeting you there and frankly, they make us feel, well, good for the future.

    good-bye and thank you.

    For the family, we’re sorry for your loss, but again, think she’s shown us the way home.

  • Lovely Dorlee, may you Rest In Peace and watch lovingly over all your beloved family and so many friends. What a wonderful cousin you have been to me! I will hold you always in my heart.