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Dorothy Sandona

January 24, 1934 — April 2, 2019

Dorothy Ruffatto Sandona passed away April 2nd, 2019 in Oostburg, WI.Born January 24, 1934 in Iron Mountain Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Domenic and Carrie Bartoletti Ruffatto. She graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1951. She married Santo Peter "Pete" Sandona in1953 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Iron Mountain. Dorothy lived in many places during her life time following her husband's work transfers and traveled abroad extensively in earlier years. She often talked about her special time in Beijing, China. Dorothy worked in Municipal Government most of her working days, during which she presented Assembly Bill 61 ("Dorothy's Law") related to residency of election officials to the State of Wisconsin for Labor and Election Process Reform. This Law was unanimously approved and passed in 2005. Dorothy did a stint as a Realtor in Michigan and Ohio. Between transfers, Dorothy completed business, accounting, computer studies at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI, Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, WI and Dearborn Community College in MI. Her children were her pride and joy. She enjoyed spending winters in Florida for many years. Dorothy is survived by her husband of 66 years; three children Brian P. of Slinger, WI; twins Sherri (Mike) Sandona Kamenski of Grafton, WI and Sharon (David Lepp) of Green Bay, WI., one grandson Brian D. of Charlotte, North Carolina and a great-grandson Santo Atlas O'Neill Sandona. Also survived by brother Donald (Arlene) Ruffatto of Maui, sister Debbie (James) Gubala of Nevada, 2 aunts on the Ruffato side, Lucille Bartolameoli of Iron Mountain and Dolores McCarthy of Michigan, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and special friends Sue (late Vince) Stromei and son Joseph (Jessi). Visitation will be held at the Wenig Funeral Home, Oostburg, WI. April 17th, 2019, 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Burial Mass will be held at the Immaculate Conception Church, Iron Mountain, MI June 11th, 11:00 AMNo flowers. Donations can be made to the Immaculate Conception Church, Iron Mountain, MI., Blessed Trinity Parish, Sheboygan Falls, WI or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Dorothy's name.


Wednesday, April 17, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wenig Funeral Home - Oostburg
108 Center Ave. Oostburg 53070, United States
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