Dorothy (Link) McNulty 81, passed away June 6th, 2021 at Pine View Care Center. She was born November 30, 1939 to Leo and Lucille Link.
She spent her childhood in Alma Center on her family’s farm homestead. Dorothy attended Pomeroy School House and graduated from Lincoln High School. As a young adult she worked for Waarvik Drug Store in downtown BRF before marrying her husband John McNulty in 1961 and later giving birth to their 3 sons. She also babysat many children in the area and worked at Burnstad’s Grocery until she retired.
John and Dorothy were happily married for 60 years. Their bond was most certainly a special one and a testament of their love for each other. Together they spent many golden years playing cards and sharing jokes together at their kitchen table. Most that knew her knew her favorite color was purple and knew of her love of cats and cardinals.
Dorothy really enjoyed coloring…she filled many books with her beautiful coloring over the years. She liked to work on puzzles, crossword puzzles and watch game shows. She was also a dedicated fan of Daniel O’ Donnel’s music. She even hot to meet him and attend a couple of his live performances.
Dorothy made many friends over the years as she was always willing to lend an ear or extend her caring nature….often sending letters and cards to those she cared about. She loved to laugh and always found the good in life’s struggles. Her expressive blue eyes and smile will be missed by all.
She is survived by her loving family, her husband, John; sons, Steve (Kim), and Patrick; daughter-in-law, Kristin; grandchildren, Kiley (Jason); her great-grandchild, Cranston; her siblings, Mary Lou and Joe; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and caring staff that she got to know at Pine View Care Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Lucille; her sister, Patricia “Pat”; and her son, Paul.
A memorial service was held June 10th at Torgerson’s Funeral Home in Black River Falls with Father Emmanuel Famiyeh officiating. She was laid to rest in the Riverside Cemetery. Memorials should be directed to the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 416 County Rd R, Black River Falls in Dorothy’s name.
The Torgerson’s Funeral Home of Black River Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.