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Dorothy "Dottie" Clara (Camplin) Thode

March 13, 1927 ~ June 18, 2022 (age 95)

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Dorothy “Dottie” C. Thode, 95, of Green Bay, WI, beloved wife, mom, grandma, great-grandmother, and friend passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on Saturday, June 18th, 2022, after a brief illness. Dorothy, the daughter of Arthur and Clara Camplin, was born on March 13, 1927, in Bloomer, WI. 

Dottie graduated from Pewaukee High School in 1944 and immediately went to work for the IRS Department as a secretary in Washington DC for several years. After moving back to the Milwaukee area, she met the love of her life, Del Thode. They got married on May 21st, 1949, and enjoyed a wonderful 58 years of marriage. They later relocated to Green Bay, WI where they spent the rest of their lives. Dottie worked for several years, before deciding to be a stay-at-home mom during her children’s formative years. In 1973 Dottie became the head bookkeeper/secretary at Mc Cormick Assisted Living where she worked for over 20 years.

Dottie enjoyed gardening, painting, ceramics, and playing the piano. She also was a marvelous cook. But her favorite activity by far was playing bridge. Along with being an excellent bridge player, she organized and ran a bridge marathon group for many years and taught many people how to play the game of bridge in the Green Bay area. Most of all, Dottie enjoyed spending time with her family.

Dottie is survived by two daughters: Diane (Jeff) Turek, (Bloomington, IL) Dawn (Bill) Koponen, (Green Bay, WI); one son: Dave (Lisa) Thode, (Little Suamico, WI); grandchildren: Alex (Sarah) Turek, (Round Rock, TX), Katelyn (Ishaan) Sandhu, (Seattle, Washington), Ashley (Chad) Michaels, (Springfield, Virginia), Brett Thode,(Green Bay, WI); great-grandchildren: Danika, Oren, and Walker; the Koponen children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers: Don (Bonnie) Camplin, Fred (Ruth Ann) Camplin, Bill (Kitty) Camplin, Eugene Camplin; and many dear nieces and nephews;. She was preceded in death by her husband: Del; her parents: Arthur and Clara Camplin; brother: Dave (Dianne) Camplin; and sister: DeLora (Doug) Simons. 

A memorial service to celebrate Dottie’s life will be held Thursday June 23, 2022, at 12:30 pm at The Lyndahl Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1350 Lombardi Avenue, Green Bay. Visitation will occur on Thursday June 23, 2022, from 11:00 am until the time of service. A luncheon will follow. To view a livestream of the service starting at 12:20 pm, visit: facebook.com/lyndahlfuneralhome 

Beautiful mom, we give thanks to God for blessing us with you for so many years. You are forever in our hearts. 

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the family by visiting www.lyndahl.com

Dottie loved animals, especially her beloved dog Maggy. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Green Bay.

The family would like to thank Mike and the rest of the staff of McCormick Assisted Living for showing such kindness to our mom the past 3 years.

The Lyndahl Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.


Services

Visitation
Thursday
June 23, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Lyndahl Funeral Home & Cremation Services
1350 Lombardi Ave
Green Bay, WI 54304

Celebration of Life
Thursday
June 23, 2022

12:30 PM
Lyndahl Funeral Home & Cremation Services
1350 Lombardi Ave
Green Bay, WI 54304

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