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Dorothy Elaine Herlache

Dorothy Elaine Herlache, 91, Kewaunee, passed away on March 29, 2021. She  

was born on March 5, 1930 in Green Bay to the late Herbert and Melba  

(Nockerts) Bushmaker. She married Milton Herlache on August 6, 1949, he  

preceded her in death on July 26, 1993. Dorothy was the president of the Blue  

Army Lady of Fatima, Casco chapter. She was also a member of Catholics United  

for Faith (CUF) and was a professed Secular Carmelite (OCDS). 

Dorothy is survived by her children, Susan Kinjerski, Milo Huempfner;  

grandchildren, Kim and Gary Bertrand, Tracy and Kenny Theis, Donny Kinjerski Jr.  

(special friend Melissa); great-grandchildren, Tyler Bertrand (fiancé Hayley),  

Joshua Bertrand (special friend Erin), Tanner Kinjerski (fiancé Emily), Kyle Theis (special friend Olivia), and Allie  Kinjerski; brothers, David (Linda) Bushmaker and Peter (Jo Ann) Bushmaker; sisters-in-law, Pat (Bushmaker) Skagg  and Barbara Bushmaker; best friends, Mary Jo Blahnik and Sandra Bruhn; as well as nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton; parents, Herbert and Melba Bushmaker; brothers, Richard  Bushmaker and Ronald Bushmaker; sister, Betty (Merlin) LeGrave; father- and mother-in-law, William and Clara  Herlache; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Leland and Dorothy (Gay) Herlache, Arlene and Bill Herlache, Gerald  Herlache, Lynn Daul, and Bonnie and Buck Everarts; as well as nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will take place at Holy Trinity Catholic Church - Casco from 8:30-10:45 on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Mass  of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am with Fr. Daniel Schuster officiating. Due to COVID-19, social  distancing will be practiced, and facemasks are required to be worn. Online condolence messages may be shared at 

The family wishes to extend special thanks to St. Vincent Hospital, Silver Leaf Manor, Algoma Long Term Care Unit, Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home, Carmalite Nuns, and all of the Priests and nuns that prayed with Dorothy through her journey in life.


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