She was born on September 22, 1932, in Chicago, Illinois to her parents, Mary and Joseph Tennent. Dorothy was the second oldest to two sisters: Charlotte (Bob) Lesnau, and Elizabeth (Bob) Jakl. Upon the death of her Mother (at four years old), Dorothy and her sisters were raised at Angel Guardian Orphanage in Chicago, IL (Cottage 40). After graduation, she worked as a Receptionist at Dr. Thompson’s Eye, Ears, Nose, and Throat office, then as a Receptionist for Caesar Tabet at Mutual of New York Insurance, and finally as an Ediphone Operator for the Railroad.
While working at the Railroad, Dorothy met, and later married Eugene ‘Gene’ Schlachter on June 4, 1955, at St. Cletus Catholic Church in La Grange, IL. The couple lived in Norwood Park, IL and then Palatine, IL before moving to Friendship, WI in September of 1969, along with their first 8 children. Gene was a builder in Adams-Friendship and Dorothy continued to have 5 more children. Dorothy was a dedicated and loving Mother of 13, while working as a self-employed realtor, and later as a realtor for Pavelec Realty in Friendship until her retirement in 2013.
Dorothy loved her sisters very much, and enjoyed her visits and phone conversations with them. Her passion in life was being a supportive and loving wife and Mother. She prayed for a dozen children, and got a bonus! As the children grew, she loved the constant visits from her kids, relatives, and friends. Never a dull moment at the Schlachter house. She enjoyed going to daily mass and visiting with her friends from St. Joseph’s. She loved her real-estate days during which she made many life-long friendships. Her legacy in life was that her children had each other.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene ‘Gene’ Schlachter, her parents, Mary and Joseph Tennent, one sister, Charlotte (Lesnau), and daughter-in-law, Cheri (Dick) Schlachter.
Sister: Elizabeth Jakl of Mariposa, California
Daughter: Gloria (Phil) Morgan of Pulaski, Wisconsin
Daughter: Diane (Wayne) Kotlowski of Friendship, Wisconsin
Daughter: Patty (Tim) Christensen of Appleton, Wisconsin
Son: Roger (Karen) Schlachter of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Daughter: Betty Schlachter of De Forest, Wisconsin
Son: Dick Schlachter of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Daughter: Mary (Reggie) Dauman of Fall River, Wisconsin
Son: Eugene Schlachter and John Geer of Peshtigo, Wisconsin
Daughter: Penny Schlachter of Fall River, Wisconsin
Son: Ray Schlachter (Stacey) of Rio, Wisconsin
Son: Mike (Shelly) Schlachter of Fall River, Wisconsin
Daughter: Melissa (Mick) Wilson of Merrimac, Wisconsin
Son: Drue (Angela) Schlachter of Fall River, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Tiffany (Kevin) Rondou of Pulaski, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Krystal (Phil) White of Pulaski, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Adam (Miranda) Morgan of Vermillion, South Dakota
Grandchild: Anne (Peter) Hegarty of De Forest, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Jennifer (Jason) Spink of Oregon, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Scott Christensen of Madison, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Randy Christensen (Kelsey) of Pantego, Texas
Grandchild: Keith (Hanna) Christensen of Madison, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Roger Jr. (Caitlin) Schlachter of Fridley, Minnesota
Grandchild: Miranda Schlachter and Taylor Wilke of Marshfield, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Austin (Ashley) Schlachter of Coloma, Wisconsin
Step-Grandchild: Kati (Jon) Yaedon of Green Bay, Wisconsin
Step-Grandchild: Luke (Kate) Greeneway of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Rachael (Jon) Hasser of Kenosha, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Ryan (Sadie) Dauman of Verona, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Randon Dauman of Fall River, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Alyssa Schlachter of Fall River, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Erica Schlachter of Fall River, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Jakob Wilson of Merrimac, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Kylie Wilson of Merrimac, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Olivia Wilson of Merrimac, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Benjamin Wilson of Merrimac, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Cameron Wilson of Merrimac, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Ariel Schlachter of Fall River, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Avery Schlachter of Fall River, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Aspen Schlachter of Fall River, Wisconsin
Great-Grandchild: Bella Rondou of Pulaski, Wisconsin
Great-Grandchild: Grayson Rondou of Pulaski, Wisconsin
Great-Grandchild: Rowen While of Pulaski, Wisconsin
Great-Grandchild: Rayna White of Pulaski, Wisconsin
Great-Grandchild: Ryden White of Pulaski, Wisconsin
Great-Grandchild: Ashley Hegarty of De Forest, Wisconsin
Great-Grandchild: Kaiya Hegarty of De Forest, Wisconsin
Great-Grandchild: Hunter Spink of Oregon, Wisconsin
Great-Grandchild: Emma Spink of Oregon, Wisconsin
Great-Grandchild: Davie Christensen of Pantego, Texas
Great-Grandchild: Michael Christensen of Pantego, Texas
Great-Grandchild: Flynn Christensen of Madison, Wisconsin
Great-Grandchild: Roger Schlachter 3rd of Fridley, Minnesota
Great-Grandchild: Raelyn Schlachter of Coloma, Wisconsin
Great-Grandchild: Holly Mae Hasser of Kenosha, Wisconsin
Great-Step-Grandchild: Dylan Lenz of Green Bay, Wisconsin
Great-Step-Grandchild: Audree Yaedon of Green Bay, Wisconsin
Great-Step-Grandchild: Wilder Witter of Green Bay, Wisconsin
Further survived by Great Grandchildren on the way, and many other relatives and friends.
The Visitation will be on Saturday, April 1, 2023, at 10:00 am, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Friendship, Wisconsin. A rosary will be held by the Parish Council of Catholic Women. A Catholic mass will follow, beginning at 11:00 am, officiated by Father David. Interment will follow at St. Leo’s Catholic Cemetery, Friendship, Wisconsin.
Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit www.roseberrys.com for online condolences and further information.
So sorry for the loss of your mom, sending hugs to all. She always treated me with such kindness. RIP Dorothy.
My deepest condolences to all of you. Your mother was so blessed and loved you all so very much. She was truly a beautiful woman and I’m so very lucky to have known her over so many years. I have to laugh because I met my chatty match with her! She always had a funny story to tell about all of you ❤️ Hugs to all
So sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a special lady that help raise a pretty special family. Take Care!
Roger and Family
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our condolences, thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.
Heaven has gained another special Angel.
May God, your family and friends bring comfort during this difficult time.
I am so sorry for the loss of your mom/ grandmother.
She was quite the lady, I loved visiting with her and her stories about my dad! Always smiling!
Hugs and prayers during this sad time!
I loved working with Dorothy on real estate issues. We always had something to reminisce about or laugh about. My sympathy to you all. What a wonderful woman.
Sending love and prayers to the entire family. Dorothy was the epitome of a warm, loving, and welcoming wife/mom/sister/friend.
I’m so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful woman. Dorothy helped me get my home back in 1997… Many great visits and smiles. Sending prayers and hugs.
To the Schlachter Family, I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear Mom. She was such a wonderful women with such a strong faith and loved her family dearly. ✝️ I’m sure your Dad was waiting with arms wide open and they are together again in Heaven. ♥️😇😇♥️ Y’all are in my thoughts & prayers! 🙏 Sending Hugs~🥰
She was my Aunt Dorothy. Always had a smile on her face. Always cheerful and ready to laugh. My favorite memories are when we would visit all of you. I always thought you should have had a revolving door for your front door. I hope all of you are doing fine.
So sorry for your family’s loss. Condolences Wayne & Dian ..
I’m so very sorry to hear of moms passing. know that you are all in my prayers. Your mom was the best. Loved that lady! You all have a special place in my heart! She will be missed by so many friends and family. Just know she is up there in gods hands now safe from pain . We will see her when we get up there. Love ya all. God bless each and every one of you.
I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Dorothy she was always a part of a lot of people’s life in a wonderful way , she will truly be missed by many prayers go out to the Family !
Ray and I send our condolences and prayers to the the Schlachter family.
What a wonderfully large family to carry on her legacy. Love and condolences to all; especially to my friends Betty and Gloria.
So sorry for your loss. Was a wonderful caring person.
So sorry for your losses. I meet her a couple of times and it was a great pleasure to talk to her. She had a great family to know
My Deepest Sympathies to all. May you rest in peace. God Bless.
Eternal rest and peace Dorothy. A beautiful, amazing, loving woman. So many loving memories. I was always made to feel like part of the family. All of our love to all of you.
I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Dorothy always had a smile on her face. Wonderful and caring lady. Always enjoyed talking to her when ever I saw her. My deepest sympathy to the Schlachter family.
So sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. Our deepest condolences go out to the entire Schlacter family.
Rest in Peace, Mom!
Sending love,prayers,and sympathy to ALL of Dorothy’s family. She was a one of a kind lady. ALWAYS smiling and seemed happy. What a life she lived considering her sad start. You have been blessed with a large family. Hold on tight to the love and memories.
To all of the Schlachter family, our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this difficult time. May all of the wonderful memories with mom, grandma, and great grandma give you strength, Dorothy was a one of a kind lady, always positive and happy, very proud mother, and a good friend. We will all miss her. All of our blessings, Dennis and Judy Allen
Very sorry to hear that your Mom passed away, she sure was a great lady, raised 13 great kids, she made it look easy, what an amazingly incredible lady, not sure how she kept up with all 13 but she did a great job, she is a hall of famer in my book, and she was a pretty darn good real estate agent as well, honest, hard working, & always fun to talk to, great stories!! She was a gem!! Rest in peace Dorothy, you will be missed. Prayers go out to the family.
The entire Schlachter family has our deepest sympathy!
I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Your Mom was such a wonderful lady. She always had a smile on her face. I remember her helping with perming my hair back in the day!! She was so nice and friendly. I have fond memories of being in Florida with your family. Your Mom and Dad did a great job raising 13 kids. My thoughts and prayers to you all. Sending hugs…
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother/grandmother. I am so glad to have known her and talked with her after church on many occasions. i will not be able to attend the funeral for i will be out of town.
Sending prayers to the Schlachter family.
I was so sorry to hear of her passing. My grandmother (Jeanette Schumack) spoke very fondly of her. Over the years we have enjoyed all her letters. My prayers are with her family at this sad time
We are so very sorry to hear about your mother. We are sending prayers and hugs.
Prayers and thoughts to Dorothy’s beautiful family during this difficult time. I remember her smile and kindness.
So sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers to her family.
Our thoughts & prayers are with Dorothy’s family at this sad time. She was a ray of sunshine whenever we would see her. May your memories give you comfort.
Betty and family,
So very sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was so nice, friendly, always welcoming. I’ll be thinking of you all, with prayers during this difficult time.
I am so very sorry in the loss of your mum,grandma, great grandma. She was a really great lady. Love to the Schlachter family.
I am so very sorry in the loss of your mum,grandma, great grandma. She was a really great lady. Love the Schlachter family.
Dorothy’s loving Family…….My deepest sympathy for the passing of your dear Mother. She was a wonderful Lady. As a realtor, Dorothy helped me purchase my first place, the condos Gene built in Friendship. We exchanged Christmas cards every year. God Bless all of you during this very sad time.
Dear Roger and Karen and Schlachter Family,
So sorry to hear about Dorothy passing away and you are in our thoughts and prayers. What a wonderful Christian Lady and always a pleasure to serve her at Steffco Supply in Adam’s years ago. May the Lord Bless You and Comfort You during this time of Sorrow.
Lennard and Heather Wilson
I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Many great memories at your house. Sending prayers and hugs