Dorothy Jackeline Kempinski, 79, of Billings, passed away October 1st at High Gate Senior Living with her sister by her side. Dorothy was born Friday the 13th of March 1942 to Alma (Domke) and Theodore Yonkee of Deerbrook Wisconsin. She was the sixth of seven children.
She became a child of God when she was baptized and confirmed at St. Mathews church in Deerbrook Wisconsin. She attended country school and graduated from Antigo High School in 1960. She then attended Green Bay beauty school.
She worked in Milwaukee and Married David Kempinski on February 13th, 1971. Then in 1974 they had their only child Doug who died in 1987 at the age of 13 from Marfan Syndrome. Dorothy’s husband David died in 1978.Dorothy then moved to Billings in 1996 to be near her sister and family.
Dorothy leaves to morn her brother LaVerne Yonkee of Wisconsin, sister Arleen Guenthner Montana.
Nephew Jeff Guenthner (Lori) of MT, Craig Guenthner of MT., Teddy Yonkee of Wisconsin. Nieces Ellyn Houston of Georgia, Laura (Todd) Zastrow. Other nieces and nephews Taryn (Bryan), Jackie (Nick), Mackenna, John and Nick. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents Alma and Theodore Yonkee, husband David, son Doug, sisters Bernice and Elaine, brothers Delbert and Raymond, sister-in-law Sue Yonkee, niece Daisy and nephew Mark. Dorothy will be buried in Milwaukee next to her son.
Funeral services will be held at Mount Olive Lutheran Church October 11th, 2021, at 10:00 a.m... Memorials can be sent to Mount Olive Lutheran church.
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