Friday, September 21, 2012

Dorothy L. (Sorenson) Poplawski

With her loving family by her side, Dorothy LaVerne Poplawski, age 84, passed away Friday morning, September 21, 2012, at her residence.  Dorothy was born in Racine on October 28, 1927, daughter of the late Olaf and Gertrude (nee: Lennertz) Sorenson and was a lifelong resident.

She graduated from Washington Park High School “Class of 1945.”  On August 26, 1950, Dorothy married the love of her life, Gerald “Jerry” Poplawski at St. Edward’s Catholic Church, where she was a lifelong dedicated member. At her church, Dorothy was active in the Altar Sodality and became the Prefect of the Sodality. She started the Ice Cream social, was a member and past president of the Women’s Civic Council and also served on the Board for the YWCA.  She loved to play bridge and started a bridge club at church and belonged to four other clubs.  Above all, she loved her time with her family.

Dorothy will be dearly missed by her loving husband of sixty-two years, Jerry; her three children, Susan Poplawski, Jude Poplawski, both of Racine, Stephen (Kris) Poplawski of Lindenhurst, IL;  grandchildren, Kelly (Andrew) DeWald of Lindenhurst, Michael Poplawski of Madison;  sister, Marilyn Johnson of Spring Hill, FL;  nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Edward’s Catholic Church, 1401 Grove Ave., on Wednesday September 26, 2012, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Allen J. Bratkowski officiating.  Private interment will be held at West Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials to St. Edward Catholic Church have been suggested.

Special thanks to Asera Care Home Care, Asera Care Hospice for their kind and gentle care of Dorothy as well as the kindness shown to our family.

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