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December 1, 2020

10/27/2020 6:48:00 AM
Miess, Dorothy Jean (Synder)

Dorothy Jean (Synder) Miess, 95, died Saturday, October 24, 2020 at the Riverdale Healthcare Center due to the Covid virus.
Dorothy Jean was born on February 2, 1925 on her home farm to Ralph and Esther (Farnolz) Synder in Pulaski Township, Avoca. She married the love of her life Paul Miess in 1945, and together they started farming in the Cobb area and later moved the family farm in rural Avoca.
Dorothy Jean enjoyed gliding across the dance floor in the arms of her life partner, Paul, traveling, camping, fishing, gardening, playing cards, crocheting, and reading/listening to books. She was a loyal Packer and Brewer fan. Dorothy Jean enjoyed being with family and friends and her employment with the Riverdale Schools in Blue River.
She was a great supporter of area activities and attended events of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Whenever she and Paul were able, they could be found sitting in the bleachers, cheering on their favorite Riverdale Wrestlers. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, the Altar Society, and loved singing in its choir. Her strong faith helped her cope as she and Paul suffered through the loss of three children Sandy, Dick, and Paula.
Dorothy Jean is survived by daughter: Karen (Jerry) Bindl of Muscoda; sons: Don (Shelley) Miess of Avoca, Jim (Julie) Miess of Muscoda; son-in-law: Dave Prohaska of Muscoda; sisters: Elaine Kohlmeyer of Columbus, Mary Sherwin of Nekoosa; brother: Wayne (Jenny) Synder of Avoca; 14 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 1 step-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Betty Miess of Dodgeville; brother-in-law: Glen (Trudy) Miess of Dodgeville; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Dorothy Jean was preceded in death by her parents, loving husband Paul, children Sandy, Dick and Paula, and sister Betty Hach.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Riverdale Healthcare Center for their many years of care and support of Dorothy Jean.
A private family mass was held with burial in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Avoca. A public Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. The family suggests memorials in Dorothy Jean's name be directed to St. Vincent de Paul in Muscoda. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with their arrangements.

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