Marion ‘Dotsie’ (nee: Nelson) Stewart, 79, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, February 21, 2010, at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Racine, born on January 6, 1931, the daughter of Herbert and Elizabeth (nee: Wheeler) Nelson.
Marion graduated from Beloit College in 1952. Shortly thereafter she was hired to be Roy D. Stewart’s legal secretary. They became quite a team professionally and personally. They married in 1955 and raised their twins, Sandy and Scott, together in Racine. Her family meant the world to her.
Marion loved music, especially playing the piano. Later in life she played music at St. Monica’s Assisted Living Home, hoping to pass the joy of music along to others. Marion was active in law–related education. She was a member of the Junior League in Racine and the President of the National Lawyers’ Wives. She also was a member of PEO.
Marion loved to travel and loved to read. She loved being with people, especially her family. She adored her three grandchildren, Quinn, Hailey and Natalie. Most of all those left behind will remember her laugh, her smile and her generosity.
Surviving are her children, Scott H. (Lisa) Stewart of Plymouth and Sandra E. Stewart of Boulder, CO; three grandchildren, Quinn Stewart Liebmann, Hailey Stewart and Natalie Stewart; sister, Hope Nelson; niece, Karen (Paul) Moser; nephew, Dr. Robert Nelson; great-niece, Madeline Moser. She is further survived by other relatives and many dear friends.
Marion was preceded in death by her husband, Roy, on December 27, 2003; parents; and brother-in-law, Robert Nelson Sr.
Funeral services will be held at Sturino Funeral Home on Thursday, February 25, 2010, at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery. There will be a visitation at the funeral home on Thursday before services, from 10 a.m. until service time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Monica’s, 3920 N. Green Bay Rd., Racine, WI 53404, or to Camp Anokijig, W5639 Anokijig Ln., Plymouth, WI 53073, have been suggested.
Sturino Funeral Home
3014 Northwestern Ave., Racine 262 632-4479