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Dorothy R Prissel

Dorothy R Prissel

Dorothy R. Prissel, age 84 of Durand, died Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at Advent Health in Durand with her family by her side.

Dorothy was born April 3, 1937 in Rock Falls. She was the daughter of Harold and Cleo (Holbrook) Norrish. Dorothy grew up in Rock Falls and graduated from Durand High School. Dorothy married Bob Prissel on April 24, 1956 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima in Durand. After marriage, they lived in Durand where they raised their family. Dorothy truly loved staying at home and raising her children. She later drove bus for a short time before becoming the St. Mary’s “hot lunch lady”.

Dorothy enjoyed crocheting, gardening, cooking, playing cards and watching ball games on TV. She was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Durand volunteering many hours for activities at church. Dorothy enjoyed going to Bob’s softball games for Club 10. Her love of sports continued by going to her children and grandchildren’s ball games.

 Dorothy is survived by her eight children; Rosan Prissel of Durand, Becky (Steve) Williamson of Mondovi, Barb (Jim) Henry of Hudson, Jane (Dave) Fedie of Zimmerman, MN, Tony (Michelle) of Ellsworth, Teresa (Joe) Wolf of Elmwood, Todd (Ann) of Durand and Rob III (Cindy) of Eau Galle, 26 grandchildren; 49 great grandchildren; one sister; Darlene C. Bauer of Durand, one brother; Dennis (Cherilyn) Norrish of Rock Falls, sisters-in-law; Elaine Norrish of Rock Falls, Pauline Petersdorf of Harrisville and Betty Anderson of Aitkin, MN, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband; Bob, one brother; Lowell Norrish, brothers-in-law; Ralph A. Bauer, Leon (Sharon) Prissel, Pete Petersdorf and Vern Anderson.

Memorial Mass will be 11:30AM Monday, January 10, 2022 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Durand. Rev. Timothy Reither will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be 4:00PM-7:00PM Sunday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to the services at the church on Monday. The Mass will be livestreamed on the Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services Facebook page.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Diane and Tim Weber

    We are so sorry for your loss. Dorothy was such a sweet, wonderful lady. She always had a smile on her face, and brought smiles to the faces of everyone around her. She'll be missed by so many. Love and hugs, Diane and Tim

  2. Suzi Crownhart

    My sympathy to the Prissel Family.

  3. LuAnn Weissinger-DeMartelaere


  4. Greg Glaus

    I'll miss my friend "old Swill", a nickname from 40+ years ago. Dorothy and Bob raised a beautiful family, and will be fondly remembered. May God keep all of you close and Bless you with His comfort and peace.
    With deepest sympathy, prayers and friendship, Greg and Roxie

  5. Jan Thalacker

    As some people journey through life, they leave footprints of kindness and love, courage and compassion, joy and faith. Even when they're gone, the trail they've left behind continues to inspire us. Dorothy was one of those people that did just that. Praying God will comfort and care for you all while you celebrate the legacy that lives on.

  6. Patti Johnson

    I am so sorry to hear about Dorothy. She was a very special lady. I always loved running into her in Durand or at Dennis and Cherilyn’s farm in Rock Falls. She always made me laugh. You are all in my prayers

  7. Deanna Schlosser Rippley

    I first meet Dorothy in the late 1950's not long after she and Bob were married. They visited us at our farm and after my Dad (Ivan) finished milking, Bob and Dad went down into our cave like basement and played bumper pool for hours, both wanting to win. Dorothy and my m3other (Emma) waited and waited at the kitchen table for them to finish. Dorothy loved watching Bob play basketball and softball. At that time Lima had great teams. Later Dorothy would watch her children play and then her grandchildren. She sat with friends high up in the bleachers with their backs against the wall. Dorothy was known by many as a respected member our community. She was a loved sister, wife, mother and grandmother. She will be missed.

  8. Sandra & Allan Brantner

    Sorry for your loss our sympathy to all the family. She was a wonderful lady.

  9. Rippley, Deanna and Gerry

    So sorry for your loss. Dorothy will be missed by all that knew her.

  10. Carol hunter

    My prayers to all of the family and my deepest sympathy, she was a wonderful lady. God bless.

  11. Jan Martin

    I am so saddened by the loss of Dorothy. She was such a sweetheart and so full of interest and love of so many. She sure enjoyed everything her large family did, and supported them as much as she could. I think back with such fond memories of the birthday, graduation, wedding, etc. parties. You'd hear her laugh across the room and you'd see her total enjoyment of the beautiful family she and Bob started. I am so sad I hadn't seen her in so long, but many memories are in me to hold dear. Hugs to all of you kids and grandkids! She was so lucky to have all of you, and you her. RIP Sweet Dorothy.

  12. Patty Bauer

    Ron Berger suggested there is a big party going on up there and we are missing it. You are all in my prayers

  13. Bob and Mary Zika

    Dorothy was such a special lady. Her presence will be greatly missed. She was loved by so many. You have our sympathy.

  14. Janice Swenson and Jan Cooke

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I will never forget her positive attitude and her infectious laugh.

  15. stephen prissel

    Growing up i sure remember Dorthy as she was a great friend of my parents Joe and Blanche Prissel. Prayers for her and all of you. Families are what make this country great. Steve

  16. Dick and Ruth Doughty

    Sorry for your loss. Dorothy was a great person. Enjoyed our visit with her just a few weeks ago.

  17. Dick and Ruth Doughty

    Sorry for your loss. Dorothy was a great person. Enjoyed our visit with her just a few weeks ago.

  18. Paula

    To the family of Dorthy Prissel. I'm truly sorry for your loss I hope the memories of her last forever in you and in your hearts she seemed like a very nice person and I'm sure you all will miss her but I know she wont be forgotten

    My prayers are with all of you

    Paula. Smith

  19. Donna Jones

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you......I was saddened to read of Dorothy's passing. She was such a faith-filled lady, so we can be assured that she is now with Bob in Jesus' Presence. I have wonderful memories of her......as loving mom to Robby (and 7 others!), Grandma to Leslie, she was always smiling and a delight to talk with! As the cook at school, she was also very loved and what a cook!!!
    I will hope to come to the visitation on Sunday, but we are having our family Christmas on that day.....you will be in our thoughts. Deep sympathy to each of you. May your Faith and Memories be sources of consolation in the days ahead.

  20. John and Judy Parr

    Wonderful lady all the kids and grandkids can be very proud
    Lots of memories for all

  21. Karl & Milly Goethel

    So sorry to hear about Dorothy! Our sincere condolences to Dorothy’s family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  22. Colleen Doolittle

    Dear Barb and Jim,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. With such a big family I’m sure the memories of what a wonderful person your mom was will sustain you.
    Colleen and Tim Doolittle

  23. Tim and Julie Milliren

    May God wrap his loving arms around you. We are so sorry for your loss!

  24. Duane & Tammy Sinz

    To the Prissel Family, you have our heart felt sympathy. We always had a good laugh around her.

  25. Larry and Carol Prissel

    Our Heart goes out to all the Family. Dorothy showed her love and faith by doing so many things for the Church. We will miss her and the great smile, You have our Sympathy

  26. Dick & Marlene Zimmer

    I didn't see Dorothy often but it was such a joy when I did; the last time being at the Plum City Care Center. She was so kind to volunteer. Our sympathy to the family.

  27. Rita L. Doverspike

    I am sorry for your loss. Dorothy was such a great lady and always smiling.

  28. Giles Wittig

    Lorraine and I are deeply sorry for Dorothy's passing. She still seemed so young, but God has a need for her.
    Our prayers are with you all.

  29. Ed & Vicky Biederman

    Sending prayers and hugs to all of Dorthy’s family. She was always so helpful and kind!

  30. Kim and Lynette Wagenbach

    May Dorothy rest in peace. Will miss her wonderful smile. She was so dear to everyone. Our sincerest condolences to all.

  31. Ann Oberding

    Prayers and peace to the family.

  32. Denise Fetzer

    My heart goes out to all the family for the loss of your mother and grandmother, Dort. I have some wonderful memories of her smile, laughter and warm heart growing up. May she rest in eternal peace.

  33. Ann Schroeder

    Prayers & my condolences to the family for the untimely loss of your dear mother Dorothy.

  34. Marcia Turnacliff

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you Prissel kids at this difficult time. Please know that we girls had a great day in August when the 5 Norrish girls went out to lunch. Looking back now I am so happy we did get together. Know that your mom was so proud of all of you. When we did talk it was always about all of you. She will be missed. But what wonderful memories of her you all have. and Never forget to share with each other those good times. Now at last she is back with your dad

  35. Linda Talford

    Deepest sympathy to the Prissel family. Dorothy always had a smile on her face and a kind word to say.

    Steve and Linda Talford

  36. Roger Poeschel

    Our condolences to Rosan and all the family. Your mother was a special person who donated her time endlessly. I will forever remember her smiling face in the choir. Roger and Mary

  37. Don and Tootie Sinz

    Sorry to hear about Dorothy. Our condolences to the Prissel families!!!!

  38. Connie Bauer

    So very sorry for your loss! Dort was a wonderful fun lady!!

  39. Vanji Thompson

    U have my sympaty

  40. Patti Blount

    I'm so sorry for the loss of Dorothy. Sympathy to the family during this ???? difficult time. She was a very special lady. I will miss her.

  41. Trudi and Jody Lane

    So very sorry for your loss. Dorothy was a wonderful lady. I know God was smiling with open arms as he welcomed her home.

  42. Paula and Bob Komro

    Our deepest condolences for your loss. Sending prayers to you and all your family! ????????

  43. Kelly Silberhorn

    To the entire family, Sorry to hear the loss of you mom.. I always enjoyed talking with Dort, When I seen her out and about. Was a fine lady..

  44. Carolyn Kothbauer Peterson

    What a wonderful woman. She had so much love to share with her family along with all the friends of her kids. Such a great lady. She will be missed.

  45. Pat Petrie / Kurth

    My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire family. I have always admired Dorothy's zest for life. She was everyone's friend. My son, Kris, called her place his 2nd home. You will go on enjoying all your precious memories forever! God bless you all and may she rest in peace!

  46. Joe and Margo Traun

    Thoughts and prayers to the whole family! Such a wonderful lady with a wonderful family! She will be missed!


    Our deepest sympathy to her family and friends

  48. Mike and Barb Brunner

    Our sympathies to the families. She will be missed.

  49. Mary Jo Bauer

    Our deepest sympathy to the family, she was such a sweet sweet lady. I'm sure you all have wonderful memories as I do from knowing Dorthy.
    Ron and Mary Jo Bauer

  50. Kay Noll

    So, sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person. With Sympathy, God Bless!

  51. Janice Bates

    So very sorry to hear that Dorothy has passed away. She was an amazing lady! Our deepest sympathy to her family and friends. Dick and Jan Bates

  52. Judy Anderson(Brenner)

    Dear Prissel Family,
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I loved your Mom! I hope they’re playing cards in heaven today.

  53. Kristine Polzer

    Dave and I send you all our sincere sympathy in the loss of such a wonderful lady.

  54. Kathryn Norrish and Dick Norrish

    So sorry for your loss.

  55. Pat Rosenberg

    Dorothy was the best lady. You couldn't help but love her. So much fun. My sympathy to her family. May you reunite with Bob in Heaven

  56. Rick and Carol Richardson

    To the Prissel family we send our deepest sympathy. Dorothy was a very fine lady.

  57. Don and Jane Rahman

    Our sympathies to your family ! The community and world...as well as your entire family have lost a great lady !

  58. Mary A Schwartz

    So sorry for your loss she was a great lady and well be missed keeping you in prayer

  59. Joe and Jan Drier

    Sending Our Deepest Sympathy and Prayers to Dorothy’s Family!

  60. N. Jean Gardner

    Sorry for the loss of such a great lady. She will be greatly missed. May she RIP and condolences to family and friends.

  61. Dennis and "Charlie" Bauer

    We are so sorry for your loss. Dorothy was an elegant lady with a great smile.

  62. Rod/Marcia Berger

    Our deepest sympathy. She was a beautiful lady.

  63. Mary Noll

    My very sincere sympathy. Dorothy was so kind… she will be missed greatly.

  64. Faye Owen

    Our deepest sympathies to Becky, Rosan and all the family. Your mother was a saint on earth for all the hard work she did for St. Mary's over the years. She was also loved by all. Love, Faye and Dan

  65. Judi & Gary Bauer

    Barb, Jim, and to all the Prissel families. Dorothy was a very special person, she will be missed by many.
    Our deepest sympathy to you all.


    So sorry to hear about your mom.

  67. Rose Glatczak

    I am so sorry to hear about Dorothy. What a shocker!

  68. Joanne Hovey

    Sincere sympathy to the family. It is so hard to lose a parent ????

  69. Pat Bauer

    I am so so sorry to hear about Dorothy, such a beautiful person .
    My Mom was a Norrish also and a 1st cousin to Dort, always liked Dorothy. You all have my sympathy.
    Dave and Pat Bauer

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