Obituary: Dorothy “Dottie” Lillian Coon

Feb. 3, 1939 – Nov. 12, 2019

Dorothy “Dottie” Lillian Coon, 80, of Sturgeon Bay died at Door County Medical Center.

She was born in Rhinebeck, New York, the daughter of Clarence Edward Rogers and Lillian Johannah (Reusch) Rogers.

On Nov. 15, 1958, Dorothy was united in marriage to Elmer William “Buddy” Coon at the Reformed Church in Rhinebeck, New York. Together, they raised four children in Rhinebeck: David Coon of Rhinebeck, New York, Jill (Harold) Rogers of Englewood, Colorado, Tim Coon of Sturgeon Bay, and Stacy (Todd) Weber of Baileys Harbor.

Dorothy is survived by her four children; three grandchildren, Megan Weber, Joseph Rogers, and Sean Rogers; brother and sister, Irving “Buddy” Rogers of Rhinebeck, New York, and Margie Thibodeau of Boquerón, Puerto Rico; other relatives; and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother and sister, Clarence Rogers and Phyllis Briggs; and other relatives.

Dorothy was employed at the Rhinebeck Telephone Company, Schemy’s and in Dr. McClenahan’s optometry office. She moved to Wisconsin in 1983 when Elmer was transferred through Western Publishing in Racine.

Dorothy was a former member of the Community Church in Fish Creek, and after moving to Sturgeon Bay, she and Buddy attended the First Baptist Church.

Dorothy was an avid Scrabble player and loved to read. Most of all, she enjoyed taking care of her granddaughter and spending time with her friends. There wasn’t one person who met Dorothy who didn’t feel that she was a special lady.

Dorothy will be laid to rest in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum at Nicolet Memorial Gardens, 2770 Bay Settlement Road in the Town of Scott (Green Bay), beside her husband, Elmer, on Friday, Nov. 15, 1 pm, with Pastor Cory Dahl of First Baptist Church officiating her committal prayers. No other formal services are planned.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Dorothy’s honor to the Community Church of Fish Creek or the First Baptist Church of Sturgeon Bay.

“Our family would like to thank the staff at Door County Medical Center for all of the care they provided our mother and support for our family. We would also like to thank the Unity Hospice staff and everyone who visited our mother to offer their prayers.”

Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay is assisting the family. Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos of Dorothy can be shared through her tribute page at


Community Church of Fish Creek

9420 Cottage Row, Fish Creek, WI 54212

Tel: 920.868.3811


First Baptist Church of Sturgeon Bay

610 N. 5th Ave., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Tel: 920.743.5058


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