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Dorothy “Dodie” Sazama 07/28/2016

124050A_BkknYng_SazamaDorothy “Dodie” Sazama age 75 of River Falls passed away peacefully Thursday, July 28, 2016 at her home.  She was born the daughter to Francis and Mayme (Jackson) Bourget on January 17, 1941 in Boyd, WI.  Dodie attended and graduated from high school in Cadott, WI before marrying William “Bill” Sazama in June 1963.  The couple moved to River Falls and Dodie began working in the U-W River Falls system.  She was an active member at St. Bridget Catholic Church and other various organizations throughout the River Falls community.  She will be missed by her loving husband, Bill; twin daughters, Carla Sazama and Carol Sazama; son, David (Shelly) Sazama; grandchildren, Matt (Kristen) Duchane, Andrea Adams, Jake Adams, Zachary Sazama, Nick Rodewald, Aaron Rodewald, Emma Sazama, Cody Sazama, Logan Rodewald; sisters, Mary (Joe) Stanek and Donna (Gary) Rykal; as well as other relatives and many friends.  Dodie was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Mayme.  A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, August 5, 2016 at 10:00 am at St. Bridget Catholic Church in River Falls.  Visitation was Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 4-8 pm at St. Bridget and also on Friday from 9-10 am before the service.  Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Bridget Catholic Church or St. Croix Hospice.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.


  • Larry & Annell Posted July 29, 2016 11:42 am

    Dodie you were a wonderful person and a good friend. Rest in peace dear friend!!!

  • Harold & Amy Sabelko Posted July 29, 2016 1:29 pm

    Bill and family – I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Dodie was an awesome lady and I truly enjoyed seeing her and talking to her. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Roger and Dellene Posted July 29, 2016 4:47 pm

    bILL and Fmily: We have all lost a beautiful person and a wonderful friend . Our thoughts and prayers are with you

  • Lynelle Sazama Posted July 29, 2016 5:32 pm

    We will miss our Aunt Dodie! She was a beautiful person inside and out. So full of love, kindness, and laughter. The world is a better place because she was in it. May she rest in peace.
    Uncle Bill – We are thinking of you and praying for you during this difficult time. God bless.

    Steve, Lynelle & Reese

  • Julie Kovatch Posted July 30, 2016 2:07 pm

    I loved my aunt Dodie. She was a classy woman and she will be missed. Bill and family she is at peace now and. Please know you are all being thought of in this tough time. Stay strong.

  • Don Phyllis Posted July 31, 2016 4:30 pm

    Bill and Family, so sorry to hear about Dodie, we will miss that wonderful
    Smile, God be with you, peace and love Don & Phyllis Foley

  • Lora Posted August 1, 2016 8:07 pm

    My deepest condolences to the Sazama family. May you find comfort in Revelation 21:3 & 4, where God promises that He will soon eliminate suffering and death. May God grant you the ability to endure during this difficult time and may the fond memories of Dorothy comfort you and ease your pain.

  • Kathy and Bob Rykal Posted August 2, 2016 4:18 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers go out you, Bill and family. She was such a fun gal . We were all together quite a few years ago. I was ready to go home. She said, “Really. I’m always afraid I’ll miss out on the fun so I never want to leave.” I thought….what a great attitude. I’d like to think of her spirit watching over all of you so she doesn’t miss out on the fun.

  • Susi and Markus Haas Posted August 2, 2016 8:49 pm

    Dear Bill and Family, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. Dodie was a very special person, we are lucky that we got to know her. Please know that we are thinking of you in this tough time. Love, Susi and Markus

  • Jason Spielman Posted August 2, 2016 9:02 pm

    Bill and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Dodie’s passing. She was an incredible woman with a great sense of humor. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Mike Sazama Posted August 5, 2016 3:27 am

    Uncle Bill, Carol, Carla, and Dave – We are so sorry for your loss. We all loved Aunt Dodie so much. I have so many great memories of her. She was always so sweet and fun to be around. We are thinking of you and will keep you in our prayers.

  • Barb Kohl Posted August 5, 2016 2:16 pm

    Bill, Carol, Carla and David…So sorry to hear of Dodie’s death. Please know you are all in our hearts and prayers. Love, Barb and Larry Kohl

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