Dorothy (Sohre) Schinker, age 92, residing at the Plymouth Care Center, went home to her Lord and Savior on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.

Dorothy was born Oct. 9, 1921, in Sheboygan County to William and Alice (Boos) Horn. She was a graduate of Central High School in Sheboygan, class of 1940.

On Jan. 21, 1941, she married Raymond Sohre at Holy Name Catholic Church in Sheboygan. He preceded her in death April 1, 1970.

She married Vincent Schinker on July 24, 1986.

Dorothy was employed by St. Nicholas Hospital, working in their cafeteria for many years. Ray and she owned and operated the Sohre’s Six Corner Restaurant from 1960 to 1976.

She enjoyed baking (her father and brother Herbie were bakers) and the start of her morning was preparing homemade pies. She was especially known for her delicious fresh strawberry pies year-round. She was proud to have been awarded first prize in a baking contest with a poppyseed torte.

Dorothy was a faithful member of St. George Catholic Church in Six Corners, and Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Sheboygan Falls. She belonged to the Christian Women Altar Society and joined St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth upon moving to the South Horizon Apartments. Her cherished loves were her faith in the Lord, her loving family, and her many wonderful friends.

Though she experienced many tragedies and adversities in her life, she never complained. She never uttered a bad word or complaint about anyone. She found good in every living person. Everyone knew her as a sweet, kind, and gentle soul, and her family was lucky to have her so many years to cherish. Her Children and Grandchildren felt she was an ANGEL living on this earth. She will be dearly missed by all her family.

Dorothy is survived by two daughters: Nancy (John) Klopf and Christine Sohre (Tom TeRonde, friend); and three sons: Leroy (Shriann) Sohre, Larry (Bev) Sohre and Dennis (Sue) Sohre.

Dorothy had 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren on the Sohre side. On the Schinker side (second marriage), she had stepchildren: Joyce (Roger) Wagner, Ruth (Dale, deceased) Macier, Butch and Carla Schinker, and June (deceased) and Jim Zimbal. She also had numerous step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

Along with both of her husbands, Dorothy was preceded in death by her brothers: Peter, Herbert and Eddie Horn; her sisters: Katherine Traas and Gertrude Binversie; and grandson, James L. Klopf. Surviving sister is Alice (Andrew) Wiroll and sisterin law Lorraine Horn. She is also survived by many wonderful and caring nieces and nephews who visited her often.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth, with lunch to follow. Father Dan Volkert, pastor of the church, will officiate.

Friends may call at the CHURCH on Friday from 3 p.m. until the time of services.

Burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery in Sheboygan on Saturday, Dec. 7.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Dorothy’s name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit

Every Thursday afternoon was ladies sheepshead. In the earlier years at Terrace Estates, then South Horizon, and for the past two years at Plymouth Care Center. Many thanks go out to all the substitute card players and regulars: Joan Lorier, Elaine Schukow, Helen Toerpe, Ellenore Steuerwald, and daughter Nancy who continued the game even after mini strokes.

The family also gives thanks to those special ANGELS at the Plymouth Care Center (you know who you are), caregivers, nurses that are too numerous to list.

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