PINE RIVER -- Dorothy Whitt, age 89, of Pine River, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at her home. Dorothy was born April 3, 1915, in Pine River to Morris and Alma (Hall) Cromett. Grandparents were Pine River pioneers Goldie and Bill Cromett and Jessie and Herbert Hall.
Survivors include sister, Verna (Cromett) Johnson of Pine River; sister-in-law, Iris Cromett of Pine River; nieces, Sharon Johnson of California, Sandra (Johnson) Prior of Minneapolis, Robin (Johnson) Schecker of Las Vegas, Colleen (Cromett) Moser of Pine River; nephew, Bill Cromett III of Arizona; cousins, Marge (Robideaux) Gardiner of Pine River, Joyce (Robideaux) Garza of Texas, Doris (Cromett) Young of Minneapolis, Mazie (Cromett) Cass of Red Wing, Shirley (Cromett) Houg of Pine River, Carol (Cromett) Burr of Pine River, Jo (Cromett) Fick of Florida, Pat (Cromett) Rudolph of Alaska, Harvey Joe Cromett of Alaska; many great-nieces, nephews and friends; and special friends, David and Wanda Mongan.
Preceded in death by husband, Floyd; parents Alma and Morris Cromett; and brother, Bill Cromett.
No services will be held. Inurnment will be in Pine Ridge Cemetery in Pine River next to her husband. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home in Pine River.
Doe graduated from Pine River High School (class of '34) and teacher's training and taught country school for several years. She moved to southern California in the early 1940s to work in the defense industry in Long Beach where she met her husband, Floyd Whitt of Madison, Wis. She was employed at Dorothy Ahren's preschool in Long Beach for several years prior to Floyd's retirement. In 1965, they returned to live in Pine River. Dode was very active in the community, serving on the cemetery board, food shelf, county census taking, voter/election staff member, library volunteer, a third generation Eradelphian Club member, as well as other civic interests. Doe was an avid reader and was extremely gifted in the art of knitting and crocheting. She also was a historian of Pine River and a contributor to "Logsleds to Snowmobiles." She was the author of a weekly column "Auntie Dodie" for the Pine River Journal for several years. Doe was very interested in and did much research on the Cromett family genealogy. She was a faithful caregiver to many relatives and friends in need. We'll miss you, old girl.
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