Doreen Karges Thusius

July 4, 1926 - June 21, 2020

Elkhorn, WI -- Doreen (Karges) Thusius passed away June 21, 2020, at KindredHearts, Elkhorn. She was born July 4, 1926, at Millard, Sugar Creek Twsp., WI, the daughter of Robert and Sadie (Bolton) Karges. She graduated from Elkhorn High School in 1944. She met Carl Thusius while working as a switchboard operator at Borg Corp. They were married Jan 1, 1946, in Delavan, WI, by Carl's father, Rev. O.C. Thusius. Her working career was spent in retail. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, baking and most of all spending time with her family. She was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of Delavan.

She is survived by her daughters, Gail (Larry) Huisheere and Kim (Wayne) Schuenke, both of Darien, WI; seven grandchildren: Ami Rapp, Steven (Maria) Huisheere, Heather (Phil) Ipema, Jeffrey (Sarah) Huisheere, Justin (Tina) Schuenke, Amanda (Rick) Zur and Luke (Jody) Schuenke; 10 great grandchildren: Carson & Landon Rapp; Allison Ipema; Jacob and Sarah Schuenke; Zac and Mason Zur; Aidan, Aubrey and Anna Schuenke. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Arnola Harris. Predeceased by husband Carl and twin sister, Lorraine Schroeder.

Due to Covid-19 private family services will be held at SPRING GROVE CEMETERY in Delavan.

The family would like to thank Mary and the staff of KindredHearts for the outstanding care given to Doreen and the compassion shown to her as well as her family in her final days. Betzer Funeral Home is serving the family.

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