Dorothy C. Kent

Dorothy Clara (McEwing) Kent, 98, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2023.

Born 12/24/1924 in Morgan, Wi., to Frank and Anna McEwing, she moved with her family to Iron Mountain, Mi., where she completed all of her schooling. After school, she moved to Milwaukee to work at a bakery. Even before this career choice, she had a love for baking and started making bread at age 12. Everyone that knew her, knew she made the best bread and buns. When she was in the kitchen baking, her family looked forward to the treats she created and knew she had a bit of love in every batch. No-one could ever replicate her famous recipes.

She loved learning new things and took classes for cake decorating, upholstery and bookkeeping. She made beautiful wedding cakes for many family members, with the last being a multi-tier cake that she crafted at age 78. She also enjoyed knitting,which provided scarves and blankets to many loved ones.

After in Milwaukee, she traveled home to visit her family in Amberg and her parents neglected to pick her up at the train station and while waiting, she bumped into a handsome young man named Merle Schaffer. He  became the love of her life and they married and had three daughters together. They settled in Amberg and were together for 25 years, working side-by-side at a saw mill, with Merle cutting the logs and she stacked the lumber. After 25 years together, they went in different directions and she found love again with her second husband, Lloyd Kent.

Later in life, she moved to Pembine, to live next to her oldest daughter, where she became an active member of Grace Lutheran Church and a community that she loved. She worked hard all her life and settled down in the country on a beautiful lake. She then enjoyed time with family, watching birds, fly fishing, gardening and loving her little dogs. She was able to spend her last years in the place she loved most.

Survivors include three daughters, Patricia (Robert Leanna) Plemel, Donna (Jerry) Cap and Carol (Robert) Ohlrich; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces; nephews and cousins.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by both husbands, Merle Schaffer and Lloyd Kent; three siblings, Frank, Annabelle and George and a special son-in-law, Edward Plemel.

Family and friends may call at Grace Lutheran Church in Pembine on Wednesday, March 15 from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral at 11 a.m., with Pastor Lloyd Luedeman officiating. Burial will be in the Amberg Cemetery in Spring. Roubal Funeral Home of Wausaukee is assisting the family with arrangements.


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