A Celebration of Dorothy’s Life will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at 7:00 pm in Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home, with Pastor Mike Matheson officiating. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.
Memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have been suggested.
Sturtevant – Dorothy Jean Coyne, age 74, passed away at Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha on Thursday, June 17, 2021, following a brave 2-year struggle with dementia.
Dorothy was born in L’Anse, MI, on September 25, 1946, to the late Wayne and Marie (nee: Burnet) Kahkonen. A 1965 graduate of L’Anse Michigan High School, she went on to earn her nursing degree from Harper Hospital School of Nursing in Detroit, MI. Dorothy faithfully served as a R.N., mainly as a home health nurse. On June 14, 2003, in St. Lucy Catholic Church, she was united in marriage with John W. Coyne.
Dorothy was a member of St. Lucy Catholic Church until 2010 when she & John joined Grace Church. She was baptized in faith at Grace by Pastor Mike Matheson a few years ago, a life-changing event she was extremely proud of. Among her interests, Dorothy enjoyed golfing, fishing, photography, traveling – especially to Nashville, TN; and had been so excited about a family trip to Alaska, but unfortunately had to be canceled due to COVID & her failing health.
Surviving are her husband, John Coyne; children, Lisa Brock, John (Tina) Hust and David Hust,; grandchildren, Ashley (Justin) Wiser, Andrew Hust, Samantha (Eric) Straub, Billy Brock; great-granddaughter, Tinley Wiser; step-children, Tracey (Gary) Solfest and Tonya (Darrell) Blair; grandchildren; Adam & Alyssa Weisbrod; Joanne, Kerrian, Stephanie & Samantha Solfest; Kayla, Josh & Cameron Smith; and Tiana Smith; sisters, Kathy (Pat) Daust and Barbara Boyer; brothers, Larry and Karl Kahkonen; sisters-in-law, Nancy Ertresvaag, Pat (Mark) Bingen and Mary Ellen (Gary) Brown; nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne & Marie Kahkonen; daughter, Tina Rolinski; grandson, Nathan Smith; and brother-in-law, Ralph Ertresvaag.
A Celebration of Dorothy’s Life will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at 7:00 pm in Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home, with Pastor Mike Matheson officiating. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have been suggested.
A heartfelt note of thanks to the entire staff at Aurora Medical Center & Aurora Hospice for the compassionate care & support given in Dorothy’s time of need. May God bless all of you!