Dorothy A. “Dot” Kliebenstein, 87, of Truman, and later Belmont, passed away peacefully at Agrace Hospice in Janesville on Jan. 17, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Fr. Jim Leeser officiated. Friends could call from 10:00 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, where a parish rosary was prayed at 12:15 p.m. Burial was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Dorothy “Dot” Kliebenstein Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be made at www.melbyfh.com.
On Oct. 1, 1930, Dorothy was born to John and Clara (Holzer) Hoff. She married Francis J. “Sandy” Kliebenstein on Oct. 18, 1950 at St. Rose Catholic Church in Cuba City. Dot was a devoted daughter, sister, and later wife, mother, grandma, and great-grandma. She worked at Red’s Supper Club and as an in home daycare provider. As a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, she instructed Catechism and was a member of the Altar Society. “Dot” and “Sandy” farmed in Kendall Township for many years.
Dot is survived by her husband of 67 years Francis “Sandy”; sons, John (Orelia), Ron (Jan), Bob (Marie), and Neil (Aparna); daughters, JoAnne (Gary) Van Wormer, Mary Kay (John) Boyle, Martha Kliebenstein, Kathy (Bill) Ingersoll, Betsy (John) Gorman, and Nancy (Randy) Gorman; 23 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Betty (Don) Bauer and many nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Joshua Kuhls, sister and brother-in-law, Mary & Willard Wagner; infant brother, John Hoff, brothers and sisters-in-law, Bernard (Marie) Kliebenstein, John (Helen) Byrne, and Delbert (Joyce) Kliebenstein.