Dorothy Anna Hron Dorothy Hron passed away peacefully, at the age of 91, at the Hospice House in Baraboo, WI on Jan. 4, 2009, after a battle with Lymphoma. She was born in rural Wagner to Joseph and Anna (Melmer) Payer on Feb. 6, 1917. She was united in marriage to John Hron on Aug. 14, 1934. They lived on a farm south of Wagner for seven years before moving into the town of Wagner and four years later to Ravinia. In 1959, they moved to Vermillion where she worked in the Food Service and Custodial Services for Alpha Delta Sorority, University of South Dakota and the Vermillion Public Schools for a total of 32 years. She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and the Senior Citizens. In 2004, she moved to Baraboo, WI to be near her daughter. She lived in the Meadow Ridge Assisted Living facility until her move to the Hospice House. Dorothy will be remembered by her loving family for the love of her home and her superb cooking, baking, sewing and gardening. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; daughter, Thelma Sorsensen; three brothers, Adam, Wesley, and Laddie Payer; and three sisters, Mary and Eleanor Payer and Martha Cockerham. She is survived by two daughters, Wilma Leonard of Baraboo, WI and Joan Kniffen of Livermore, CO; one son, Robert (Charlotte) Hron of Virginia Beach, VA; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; as well as her sister, Ann (Herb) Spry of California City, CA; her brother, Adolph Payer of Omaha, NE; a sister-in-law, Esther Payer and a brother-in-law, Joe Hron, both of Wagner; other relatives and friends. A prayer service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Meadow Ridge Assisted Living in Baraboo with Fr. Larry Bakke officiating. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion, with Fr. John Fischer officiating. Burial will follow in the Vermillion Cemetery. The Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo is assisting the family.
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