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Obituary for Dorothy A. Moldenauer

January 5, 1940 – May 14, 2023

Dorothy A. Moldenauer, 83, received the promise of eternal life on Sunday, May 14, 2023. She was born in Racine on Jan. 5, 1940, the daughter of the late Herman and Dorothy (nee: Kohlman) Blommel.

Dorothy A. Moldenauer
Dorothy A. Moldenauer

Dorothy was united in marriage to the love of her life, Albert “Bill” Moldenauer, at Holy Name Catholic Church in 1964.

Dorothy graduated from St. Catherine’s High School in 1958. She worked for Sears, Roebuck, and Company for 31 years, before retiring as a Controller in 1992. Dorothy enjoyed Sudoku, crossword puzzles, and decorating her home. She loved doting on her family, especially her great-granddaughter, Josie.

Dorothy leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Albert “Bill” Moldenauer; children, Jennifer (Mark) Dechant, Andrew (Mary) Moldenauer, and Eric (Ashley) Moldenauer; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Sr. Christine Blommel, Mary Ann Glassen, and Laurie (Ron) Carter; other relatives, and dear friends too numerous to mention.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy is preceded in death by her first husband, Keith L. Hansen; brothers, Charles Blommel, William (Mona) Blommel, and David Blommel; sisters, Marguerite (Fred) Maier, and Betty (Robert) Glassen; and brother-in-law, Paul Glassen.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon on Monday, May 22, 2023, at St. Lucy Catholic Church, 3101 Drexel Ave. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Caledonia. Memorials have been suggested to St. Lucy Catholic Church.

The family has chosen Miller’s Flowers as the florist for Dorothy’s service.

Obituary and photo courtesy of Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home.

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