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Dorothy (Dodo) Herrick

  • Written by Mary Gerdes
  • Published in Obituaries

Dorothy (Dodo) Herrick, 100 years young, formerly of Arcadia, Wisconsin, passed away on January 3, 2018.

Dodo was born in Arcadia on June 26, 1917, to James and Anna (Sobeck) Brownlee.  Dodo grew up in the “Corner Store”, attended St. Aloysius Catholic Grade School, graduated from Arcadia High School, graduated from the La Crosse Business College and worked at the Bureau of Personnel in Madison.           On April 28, 1945, Dodo married Gile Herrick at Camp Howze, Gainsville, Texas, where he was stationed at the time in the Army.

Dodo was proud to be a long-time member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Arcadia.  Her faith meant a lot to her and she was always willing to help at church.  Dodo also was an active member in the community and volunteered for many organizations.  She was a member of St. Anne’s Altar Society: American Legion Auxillary for 62 years: volunteered at the nursing home since 1977, receiving the 2012 Benedictine Manor Volunteer of the Year award:  on the Arcadia Library Board for six years and volunteered for 35 years at St. Aloysius/Holy Family Catholic School.  Dodo and Gile were the 1st recipients of the Franciscan Skemp Healthcare “Cornerstone of Service Award”.  She enjoyed golf, bridge, needlepoint, cross stitch,crochet, reading mystery books, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, traveling all over the world and watching sports (mainly the Packers and Badgers) on TV.  

Dodo and Gile owned the Herrick Skogmo Store located in the Massuere Building in Arcadia from 1962 until retiring in 1977 (Gile started working in the store when he was in his teens) .  The store, along with the Ben Franklin Dime store, Gambles Hardware store and a grocery store were in the same building, a precursor to today’s shopping malls.  In their store they sold shoes, men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, bedding and fabric.

Dodo is survived by her children:  Susan Bantz of Colgate, WI, Michael (Mary) Herrick of                  West Bend, WI, G. Stephen (Linda) Herric of Allenton, WI, and Ann (Patrick) Kline of Eau Claire, WI,                     10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband Gile and son-in-law Paul Bantz.

We would like to thank everyone who was part of her life.  She had fond memories of her life and times in Arcadia.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at 11:00 am at Holy Family Parish in Arcadia.  Visitation will begin one hour prior to Mass. Burial will be held on May 12, 2018, at 1:00 pm at Calvary Cemetery in rural Arcadia.  Online condolences may be shared at www.wozneykillianfh.com.


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