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.Fay Stuart Dooley.

Collected and contributed by:  Pat Drees

. Peshtigo Times.
. April 13, 2010.


Fay S. Dooley, 95, formerly of Peshtigo and Marinette, Wis., passed away Sunday morning, April 11, 2010, at Luther Manor in Wauwatosa, Wis. She was born July 1, 1914 in the town of Peshtigo, Wis., to William and Mattie (nee Ream) Stuart.

Fay lived in Peshtigo, Wis. and graduated from Peshtigo High School as Salutatorian of the Class of 1931. She worked at Badger Paper Mills as an office secretary and married Harold R. Janzen on August 14, 1933. He preceded her in death in 1955. In 1958, she married Orando R. Dooley of Menominee, Mich. Due to her love of history and the Peshtigo Fire, she was instrumental in the recognition and importance of commemorating the Peshtigo Fire, the cemetery and its marker. In 1956 she accepted a position in Greenbush, Wis. as Curator of the Wade House, remaining there for twenty years. While there she worked with the Kohler Company Foundation to build the Jung Carriage Museum and initiated the construction of a working water powered saw mill on Mullet Creek upstream from the Wade House, but retired before its completion. After her retirement in 1978, the Dooleys returned to Marinette, Wis., where she became actively involved in the Peshtigo United Methodist Church, Marinette and Menominee Historical Societies and the Westshore Fishing Museum and Historic Bailey Home and fishing settlement on M35 in Ingallston Township. After Orando died in 1999, Fay eventually moved to Luther Manor until her death there on April 11, 2010.

Fay is survived by one son, Douglas M. (Norine) Janzen of Germantown, Wis.; one grandson, Justin James (Sarah) Janzen; one brother, Duncan (Eleanore) Stuart of Peshtigo, Wis.; and nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by three brothers: William "Buffy," Marlow and John; and one sister, Irene Tellefson.

Friends may call at HANSEN-ONION-MARTELL FUNERAL HOME, Marinette, after 10 a.m. on Friday, April 16, 2010. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday morning in the funeral home with the Rev. Jean Waldron officiating.

Burial will follow in Peshtigo Riverside Cemetery.