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Dorothy Maule 12/28/2022

Dorothy Marie Maule aged 84 passed away on Wednesday December 28, 2022 surrounded by her husband John and family.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ronald and Elizabeth Mulheron, her brothers Ronald Jr., James and Jerome as well as niece Holly and nephews Shaun, Paul Anthony and Curtis Michael.
Dorothy is survived by her husband of 63 years John and children Anne Maule Miller (Lee Miller), Mary Sather, Cindy Robey (Chris Andrews), Annette Bouvin (Erik Bouvin) and Chris Maule as well as 12 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and the Miller family.
She gave much time to her Parish, St. Bridget’s, serving many years on the Liturgy Committee, in the Resurrection Choir, as a Parish Nurse and Elementary Religious Education Coordinator. She was one of the first Lay Affiliates with the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA) in La Crosse, WI celebrating her 34th anniversary this year.
Dorothy was well-respected for her kindness, hospitality, generosity, understanding and ministering to others. She had a deep awareness of and call to help those less fortunate, passing this gift to her children and grandchildren. Dorothy had a special way of spreading faith and grace that attracted people to her. She will be loved and missed by many.
Mass of Christian Burial was on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 11 am at St. Bridget Catholic Church 211 E Division Street River Falls, WI and streamed live through the link just below this obituary.  Visitation was held on Friday, January 6, 2023 from 4-8 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services 805 E Division Street River Falls, WI and on Saturday from 10-11 am at the church.  Interment will be in St. Bridget Cemetery at a later date.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

Click here to watch the recording of Dorothy’s service



  • Dennis Mulheron Posted December 29, 2022 12:46 pm

    What an amazing sister who was there when I needed to talk. She always has and always will hold a special place in my heart and I will forever look back at the fondest of memories both when growing up as well as our later years. Love always, Denny

  • Bernie Anthony Mulheron Posted December 30, 2022 10:58 am

    As for me, having the brief time together at our first cousin’s funeral recently was a blessing. Not only did I want to see my sister soon given her deteriorating health, but Dorothy wanted to see her family. I believe she knew her brief time on earth and her everlasting time in heaven with God was coming; what a treat to be with her. And then to have a few more hours with her the other day at the hospital was, although very sad, was a continuance of peace and healing for us all there. In a real sense, it was a celebration of life both here on earth and in heaven.
    Will truly miss our big sister…love you, Dorothy…your brother Bernie.

  • Judy Emmett Posted December 31, 2022 9:48 am

    Dear Anne and John, I was sad to hear about Dorothy’s passing and would love to be able to be there and give you both a big hug. I will be praying for all your family now and especially so next Saturday. I will plan to “attend” the livestream Mass on Jan 7. Love and prayers, Judy Emmett

    • Anne Maule Miller Posted January 3, 2023 6:10 pm

      Judy, Thank you!

      Love, Anne

  • Mark and Jean Moelter Posted January 1, 2023 11:53 am

    Dear John and family,
    We are sending you our love and condolences at this sad time. It was our honor to know Dorothy and work with her on various projects at church. She blessed our lives with her kindness and her love of the Lord and others. May she rest in peace.

  • Sr. Marla Clercx Posted January 1, 2023 3:29 pm

    John and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. May all of the wonderful memories you have bring you comfort and peace. Marla Clercx

    • Anne Maule Miller Posted January 3, 2023 6:11 pm

      Dear ‘Stella’, Thank you. Please hold us all in prayer.

      Peace, Anne

  • Barbara Hunter Posted January 2, 2023 8:00 pm

    So sad to learn of Dorothy’s passing. She was always such a cheerful and kind neighbor. I’ll never forget the jar of maple syrup left on my doorstep my first day in River Falls left by John and Dorothy 30 years ago. May her memory be a blessing to all of us and especially my friend, John.

  • Judy Reetz Posted January 2, 2023 10:27 pm

    Was truly a long overdue visit when I was able to spend time with Dorothy, @ Lima, recently. She radiated love & appreciation, as we spoke. Sending prayers to Rick, Children, Grandchildren, and Siblings.

  • Joyce Heil Posted January 3, 2023 6:55 am

    John and family. Please know of my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. What a beautiful woman of faith. John you were and are one blessed man to have had these beautiful years with her. Love you.

  • Joan Weisenbeck, FSPA Posted January 3, 2023 8:42 am

    John and family,
    I offer you my prayers and remembrances as you enter into a new journey of loss and grief. Dorothy was such a precious woman and lived out her call to embody Franciscan values as an Affiliate. May you be comforted by peace and joy as you celebrate her life.

  • Suzanne Rubenbauer, FSPA Posted January 3, 2023 1:29 pm

    John and family,
    Thank you for sharing Dorothy with us. Everything she did was knitted together in love from her gentle smile to her compassionate and active wisdom. She was a gift to Affiliation always. God be with you as you journey with both your grief and joy. Love, prayers and gratitude to you, John and your family.

  • Marla Lang, FSPA Posted January 6, 2023 2:16 pm

    John and family, So many memories over the years with Dorothy and you, John! Goodness, care and creating companionship/family spirit surrounded many encounters you two engaged/fostered. With God we sing “gratitude, gratitude”!

  • Karin Erickson Posted January 6, 2023 10:10 pm

    Thinking of you all and of Aunt Dorothy. Wishing my sister and I could be there. We love you. – Karin Erickson.

  • Natasha Swedenborg Posted January 8, 2023 2:37 pm

    John and family ,thinking of you and your family ,so sorry to learn of Dorothy’s passing, prayers to you and your family

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