In Memory of Dorothy Jean Lashmett
January 22, 1930 - October 25, 2018
Dorothy Jean Lashmett, 88, of Shell Lake died Thursday, October 25, 2018 at her home under the care of St. Croix Hospice. She was born January 22, 1930 in Shell Lake, WI to Harry and Frances (Bass) Dahlstrom. She was married on August 12, 1948 to Edwin Lashmett who preceded her in death on May 2, 2007.
She is survived by: daughters: Mary (Ray) Fandel of Eau Claire, Linda Rogers of Shell Lake, Cathy Ladd (Barry Shotts) of Cumberland,Peggie Lashmett (Terry Thrall) of Terril, IA; son, Edwin "Jim" (LaVar) Lashmett of Cameron; 16 grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren; brother, Harry (Verna) Dahlstrom, Jr. of Shell Lake, sister-in-law, Marion Brincken,of Shell Lake, lifetime friends: Alvin Holman, Pat Bush, in addition to many other relatives, friends and acquaintances.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edwin, grandson, Alex Engels; sister, Mary Ann Chapman; and brother, Leonard Dahlstrom.
Dorothy learned to embroiderer in grade school and has been sewing ever since. She stitched dish towels and pillow cases, knit slippers and dish cloths, made quilts and rugs for family and friends. She volunteered at the food pantry, and donated quilts for those in need, always thinking of others. She made the best baked beans and got requests to bring them to a party, picnic or potluck. She loved to garden, giving up canning at age 80. She baked dozens of apple pies at a time, made all kinds of treats at Christmas; all to give away. She treasured the many flowers and trees that she and Ed had planted on the property.
If raising five children weren’t enough, she had a place in her heart for animals, over the years she raised cats, dogs, chickens, geese, goats, a pig and a horse. Dorothy worked at Shell Lake Hospital, Nick’s Drive-In, and in addition; she and Ed owned and operated the Spooner Taxi business for many years. Whenever she had a spare moment, Dorothy liked to play a family favorite marble game called “Don’t Get Mad”. In lieu of flowers, Dorothy asked that donations be given to Ruby’s Pantry Food Shelf located in Spooner, WI.
A Celebration of Life will be at United Methodist Church at 135 Reinhart Dr. in Shell Lake, Wisconsin on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM. Dorothy loved pot-lucks; if you'd like, feel free to bring a dish to pass in her honor. Her family will be serving some of Dorothy's favorite dishes.