Dorothy Swazee (1915 – 2020)

Dorothy Agnes Swazee

Wausau – Dorothy Agnes Swazee, 104, 358 times, passed on October 13, 2020 after breaking her still left hip throughout a slide on Oct 9, 2020. Born Oct 20, 1915 in Stevens Issue, WI, she was a descendant of New England settlers of the early 1600’s, American Revolutionary War patriots, and Wisconsin Territory pioneers. Recognized for her self-reliant and inventive mother nature, she loved the outside, audio, God and place.

Soon after graduating from Emerson Significant University in Stevens Level, WI, she acquired a biology diploma from UW-Stevens Issue (UWSP) in 1938. For the next two many years she taught heritage and social scientific studies at Auburndale Large Faculty, wherever she also started off that school’s to start with band.

In 1940, she married Carl Wallis Swazee, and for the very first a long time of her marriage resided in Sherry, WI, then Stevens Stage. All through WWII, the pair moved to Indianapolis, IN, and just after returning to Wisconsin in 1946, settled in Wausau in 1948 in which they lived for the up coming 35 yrs.

In the 1960’s, she returned to educating with a section-time posture in the Wausau university system, then as a specialist in the Study Laboratory for Superior High University Students at UW – Marathon Campus in the course of the 1970’s.

Although living in Indianapolis, Dorothy joined the Arthur Jordan Conservatory Symphony and afterwards played with the Wausau Symphony for quite a few several years. After completing coaching in the Suzuki approach of violin instruction at UWSP in 1974, she launched the Suzuki System of Expertise Education and learning in Wausau and encompassing places. She served as the program’s guide teacher and director right until her retirement. That plan is now section of the Wausau Conservatory of Audio.

In 1982, Carl and Dorothy moved to their retirement residence on the Pike Lake Chain around Lac Du Flambeau, WI. Just after Carl’s loss of life in 1984, Dorothy resumed her educating vocation and pioneered the Suzuki method in the Lakeland Wisconsin spot.

Dorothy was an avid character-lover and expended quite a few several hours amassing flowers and organic substance from the woods, marshes and streams which she fashioned into pressed flower photographs and cards, wreaths, floral preparations, wall hangings and exclusive pheasant feather photos. She participated in many arts and crafts demonstrates in the course of Wisconsin and ultimately opened a store adjacent to her house in Lac Du Flambeau. Following relocating to Rothschild, WI in 1998, she ongoing her artwork and established a shop in her property giving various shows a 12 months.

She was a lengthy-time member of the Initially Presbyterian Church of Wausau, and soon after shifting to Rothschild, joined the Covenant Local community Presbyterian Church.

Dorothy appreciated gatherings with loved ones and mates, gardening, hiking, reading through and sewing.

She is preceded in dying by her moms and dads Leslie David Richards and Helen Marguerite Stone, sisters Margaret Crosby (Lloyd), Lois Schmidt (Milton), Patricia Wheeler (William), husband Carl, and daughter Leslie Ann Baer (Luke). She is survived by daughter Lynn Harriet Fochs (Carl) of Woodruff, WI son Stephen Douglas Swazee Sr. (Mary Rethlake) of Eagan, MN grandchildren Paul Johnson (Angel), Minocqua, WI Kim Woolf (Brian), Mercer, WI Jessica Baer, Chicago, IL Erin Baer (Nicole), Houston, TX Stephen Swazee Jr. (Leah), Blaine, MN Kathryn Swazee, Minneapolis, MN and a lot of prolonged family associates and good friends.

A provider in her memory will be held following calendar year post-COVID. In addition, a scholarship in her title has been established which will profit a gifted violin university student in money require at the Wausau Conservatory of Tunes (WCM). Facts and on the net donations at Donations despatched by mail to WCM should really notice they are for the Dorothy Swazee Memorial Fund.

Mid Wisconsin Cremation Modern society is aiding spouse and children at this time. On the internet condolences may well be expressed at

Published in Wausau Daily Herald from Oct. 15 to Oct. 17, 2020.