February 23, 1931 - January 5, 2014
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|Dorcella Lau, age 82, of River Wood Estates, Manitowoc, formerly of Reedsville, passed away January 5, 2014 at Aurora Medical Center of Two Rivers surrounded by her children.
She was born February 23, 1931 in the Town of Rantoul, daughter of the late Fred and Alice (Kleinow) Behnke Jr. She married Milton Lau on September 16, 1950 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brillion. They farmed in the Town of Rockland until they moved to Reedsville in 1977. He preceded her in death on June 29, 2005. She worked various jobs including an election inspector for the Village of Reedsville. She was a member of St. John St. James Lutheran Church in Reedsville where she served on the finance committee, hot lunch program and was a church cleaner. Dorcella enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed watching the Brewers, gardening and embroidering.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law: Larry (Nancy) Lau of Huntley, Illinois, Rick (Shirley) Lau of Reedsville; two daughters and son-in-law: Rhonda (Marcus) Behnke of Brillion and Sheri Lau of Manitowoc.
She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Jennifer (John) Griffith of Bargersville, IN, Christine (Mark) Lambert of Reedsville, Kevin (Jennifer) Lau of Chilton, Michelle Lau of Manitowoc, Jeffrey Behnke of Brillion, Marsha (Bill) Brandes Jr. of Brillion, Shawn (Melissa) Behnke of Reedsville, Mindy (Mason) Geiger of Brillion: nine great-grandchildren: Makena and Lydia Griffith, Madalyn and Bryce Lambert, Brooke and Ethan Lau, Mason Wenzel and McCoy and Myah Behnke.
Other survivors include one sister-in-law: Deloris Behnke and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton, her parents, her siblings Cordula (Walter) Maile, Loretta (Arthur) Krepline, Elverna (Alois) Bartel, Lester (Erma, Mernabelle) Behnke, Zapora (Allan) Abel, and Wilmer Behnke.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on January 9, 2014 at St. John St. James Lutheran Church in Reedsville. Rev. Timothy Nommensen will officiate. Burial will be in the Westside Cemetery, Reedsville.
Friends may call at Wieting Funeral Home in Reedsville from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening, January 8, 2014. The visitation will continue at church on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the 10:45 a.m.
Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com
The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff at the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic in Two Rivers for the compassion and care provided to our mother the past 27 years. We also would like to say a special thank you to all the staff at River Wood Estates for their kindness and excellent care given to Mom the past 7 months.