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Dorathy Alice (Lainio) Dowden
Dorathy Alice (Lainio) Dowden

Dorathy Alice (Lainio) Dowden, 87, of Albany passed away on Monday, July 6, 2020 at home. She was born June 26, 1933 to Emil and Ida (Korthals) Lainio. Dody was united in marriage to David Dowden on June 26, 1954 in Waukegan, IL. Dody was born in and attended school in Waukegan, IL.

In addition to being a devoted wife and homemaker, Dody was the clerk/treasurer for Albany Township for 45 years. She cared for many children throughout her lifetime, many of whom still call her Grandma.

Dody is survived by her children, Denise M. (Randy) Riese of Monroe, WI, D. Lynn Novak (Ron Krupke) of Albany, WI, Dorathy (Griff) Williams of Wausau, WI, Daniel (Kathy) Dowden of Walworth, WI, and Don (Svetlana) Dowden of Houston, TX; daughter-in-law, Nancy Dowden of Adams, WI; 15 grandchildren, Stephanie, Ashley (Joseph), Amanda (Aaron), Adam (Heather), Brad (Megan), David (Kelly), Doug (Heather), Jessica (Luke), Griff (Samantha), Michael (Caitlin), Hamilton (Megan), Kimberly (Dave), Steven (Ali), Maxim, and Alexander; 17 great-grandchildren, Vincent, Charles, Alexia, Aiden, Isabella, Allie, Liam, Bode, Kylie, Mia, Makenzie, Karlie, Charles, Daniel, Remington, Raurie, and Rooney. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers, Howard, Edward and Elmer “Bud”; son, David; and grandson, Nickolai.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Albany Lions Club in Albany, WI. A private burial will follow services in Union Cemetery on English Settlement Road in Albany, WI.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 10, 2020 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. Continued visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service, at the Lions Club. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given in Dody’s name to Agrace Hospice. Condolences may be sent to the family at:

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Agrace Hospice team for assisting with mom’s final journey.