Thursday, September 20, 2012

Dorothy M. (Zirbes) Fannin

Dorothy M. Fannin, age 90, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2012, at Lakeshore Manor, the same location where she graduated from the St. Luke’s School of Nursing in 1944.  Dorothy was born in Racine on March 6, 1922, daughter of the late Theodore and Mary (Nee:  Chadek) Zirbes.

On September 26, 1942, she was united in marriage to Richard L. Fannin, who preceded her in death on  September 20, 2003.  Dorothy was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and a former member of Holy Name Catholic Church, Catholic Women’s Club and Meadowbrook Country Club.   She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Survivors include her three children, Richard (Fior) Fannin Jr. of Lake Worth, FL, Mark (Carol) Fannin, Patricia (Robert) Rossman, all of Racine; her six grandchildren, Zachary Fannin, Jennifer Evenson, Christopher (Heidi) Fannin, Matthew (Rebecca) Fannin, Paul Rossman and Michael (Mary Beth) Rossman; five great-grandchildren, Kayli Rossman, Liliana and Tommy Fannin, Tessa and Zoey Fannin; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Susan Fannin; and sister, Gertrude Holm.

Private funeral services were held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.  Dorothy was interred next to her husband, Richard, at Calvary Cemetery. Memorials to St. Catherine’s High School or Lakeshore Manor have been suggested.

The family extends their sincere gratitude to all of the staff at Lakeshore Manor for all of their loving and compassionate care.

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