Dorothy Gramoll

Saukville resident Dorothy M. Gramoll, who used to live in Grafton, loved traveling and dancing with her husband Harry.

Mrs. Gramoll died Monday, June 17, at Sun Prairie Health Center. She was 98.  

She was born in Milwaukee on July 28, 1920, to Servatius and Anna Mielke Demerath. She grew up in Thiensville and graduated at 16 from Cedarburg High School in 1936.

She met Harry Gramoll Sr. on a dance floor and on April 16, 1941, they were married. The couple briefly lived in Thiensville and then moved to Grafton. In 1978, they moved to Newburg and later to Saukville.

Her family said she was devoted to her faith and children. She was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Parish in Grafton.

Mrs. Gramoll is survived by her children Ann (Ron) Semmann and Judie (Tony) Geller, both of Sun Prairie, Mary (Jim) Lewens of Mosinee, Pat (Paul) Miller of Harshaw, Jackie (Kevin) Pape of Cedarburg and Harry Jr. (Lisa Henry) of Newburg.

She is further survived by 16 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Gramoll was preceded in death by her husband Harry, son-in-law Keith Kramer, great-grandson Quinlan Miller; brothers Lawrence, Donald and Robert Demerath; and sisters Bernadine, Bette, Mickey and Joan.

A Mass of Christian burial was held Friday, June 21, at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish in Newburg.  

Interment was at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in Newburg.

Memorials to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin are suggested.

Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg handled the arrangements.




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