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Dorothy E. Fumo

March 23, 1935 - November 21, 2021
Racine, WI



Friday, December 10, 2021
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM CST
St. paul the Apostle Catholic Church
6400 Spring St.
Racine, WI 53406


Friday, December 10, 2021
11:00 AM CST
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
6400 Spring St.
Racine, WI 53406


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105

Shriners Hospital
2211 N Oak Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60707

Life Story / Obituary


Dorothy E. Fumo (nee: Strommen), age 86, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2021, in St. Louis Park, MN. Dorothy was born in Boscobel, WI on March 23, 1935, daughter of the late Robert C. Strommen and Esther S. (Strommen) Ratshinske (nee: Lerdahl).

Dorothy graduated from Washington Park High School “Class of 1953”. On July 23, 1955, Dorothy was united in marriage to the late Frank W. Fumo. She was employed at Great Northern Corporation in Racine for 30 years and loved her Great Northern friends. Dorothy was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and belonged to the Vittoria Colonna. Dorothy spent most of her time with her family and friends. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and recently moved to Minnesota to be closer to her great-grandchildren. She enjoyed her girlfriend trips to Las Vegas and other travel with Frank, family, and friends.

Dorothy will be dearly missed by her children, Terri (Steve) Jenkins, Michael (Nancy) Fumo; grandchildren Erin (Matthew) Colianni, Liz Jenkins (fiancé Tom Olson), Christopher Jenkins (fiancé Courtney Hutchins), Tony Fumo; great-grandchildren, Aurora Colianni, and Arthur Colianni; sister Evelyn Joslin; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was also preceded in death by siblings Ruth Fox, Alger Strommen, Robert Strommen, Shirley Recupero, Betty St. Thomas.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6400 Spring Street, on Friday, December 10, 2021, at 11:00am. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church Friday from 9:30am until the time of Mass. Private interment will be held. Memorials to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital (stjude.org) 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or Shriner’s Hospital (shrinerschildrens.org) for children have been suggested.

The family extends a special thank you to Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, MN for their compassionate care.