Doris A. Szutkowski

Doris A. Szutkowski, 94, formerly of Bowler, died on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at The Homme Home of Wittenberg.

Doris was born in Bowler on Jan. 26, 1923, the daughter of the late Arthur and Annette (Malueg) Wolter. On July 29, 1943, Doris was united in marriage to Joseph “Butch” Szutkowski at St Florian’s Catholic Church, Hatley. He preceded her in death on Oct. 19, 1993.

Doris was a faithful member of Holy Family-St. William Catholic Church and its Christian Mothers. She was a member of the Bowler Homemakers Club and worked on the village of Bowler Election Board. Doris loved gardening and especially enjoyed flower gardening. She played the organ and enjoyed local concerts.

Doris had a love of cooking for her family and friends, and enjoyed dancing with her favorite partner, her husband Butch. She instilled a love of reading in her children starting with reading the Sunday comic strips.

Survivors include one son, Joseph (Jodi) Szutkowski, Clintonville; three daughters, Carol Canfield, Medford, Susan (Richard) Onesti, Eland, and Jane (Michael) Hazen, Shawano; seven grandchildren, Angela, Amy, Rick, Rachel, Collin, Sarah and Kayla; six great-grandchildren, Jacob, Elizabeth, Kyra, Parker, Cassandra and Alexandra; and many other friends and family.

In addition to her parents and husband, Doris was preceded in death by her sister-in-law and five brothers-in-law.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Holy Family St. William Catholic Church, Wittenberg. The Rev. John Gallagher and Deacon Mike Brandt will officiate. Interment will be in Holy Family Cemetery, Wittenberg. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4-8 p.m. at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg, and again on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church.

Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg is assisting the family with arrangements.

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