Dorothy Bruley
Dorothy Bruley
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Dorothy M. Bruley, of Pickerel, died Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was 73 years old. She was born on August 11, 1936 in Stevens Point, daughter of the late George and Bertha (Weir)Pitcher. She married Jerold Jerry Bruley on January 14, 1956 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Stevens Point. He survives.

She is a graduate of Amherst High School.
Mrs. Bruley was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Pickerel and a member of the Pickerel Fire and Rescue Auxiliary. She loved playing bridge, cribbage and sheepshead, spending time with her family, her flower garden, hearing her boys sing and time spent with her husband on their deck.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two daughters Dawn House, Green Bay and Lisa (Andrew) Schmude, Oshkosh; three sons Mathew Matt (Christine), Green Bay, Scott (Jody), Suamico and Donald Don, Green Bay; 10 grandchild Benjamin (Kara) Bruley, Jeremiah (Kimberly) Bruley, Peter Bruley, Jamie Bruley, Jada House, Dan Ehlke, Noah Schmude, Joseph Bruley, Kendra Bruley and Kate Bruley; 5 great-grandchild Kaiden, Addison, Ava and Lillian Bruley and Madison Krieck; two brothers Donald (Patricia) Pitcher and Richard Pitcher; two sisters Beverly (Richard) Coulthurst and Patricia (Norman) Gruna; two sisters-in-law Ione and Dolly Pitcher; special friends Dorothy Parker, Rosie Schwartz, Kathy Herminath and her bridge club.

In additiona to her parents she was preceded in death by her two brothers John and Jerome Pitcher.

A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday at 12:00 pm at St. Mary Catholic Church, Pickerel with Rev. Roger Strebel officiating. Burial will take place in the spring at the parish cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday at the church from 10:00 am until the time of the funeral Mass. Bradley Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Memorials may be directed to St. Mary Catholic Church Altar Society.

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