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Doyonis "Dodie" Egan

August 17, 1928 — November 10, 2023

Wausau

Doyonis (Dodie) June Egan (nee Goetsch) of Wausau passed away on November 10, 2023 at Aspirus Hospice House, Wausau.   Dodie was 95 years old.

She was born on August 17, 1928 in Town of Maine, Lincoln County, Wisconsin to the late Arnold and Mabel (nee Smith) Goetsch.  A graduate of Wausau High School, she then was employed by Employers Mutual Insurance Company and Winkleman's Department Store in Wausau.  She married Robert (Bob) Egan of Wausau in 1948.  
Following Bob's apprenticeship as a portrait photographer, the couple moved to Merrill, WI where they created Robert's Studio, providing residents with photographic memories for special occasions and also raising their two daughters. Dodie was involved with the March of Dimes, the Jaycettes, and had an active social life.  She enjoyed hearing people's life stories and mentoring young women.  She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.
After moving back to Wausau in 1980, she worked for Wausau Insurance Co., then became a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) and worked for Wausau Manor until she was in her mid-70's.
Dodie is survived by her two daughters, Kolleen (Gar) Kellom of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Rhonda (Paul) Siegman of Germantown, Wisconsin; her grandchildren, Meagan, Guthrie and Tocher (Darina) Kellom, Benjamin (Jennifer) Siegman, Sheehan (Brian) Rammel, Carolyn and Quinn Siegman; and her great-grandchildren, Emmerson, Kohen, Makenzie, Keegan and Kamala Kellom; Evelyn and Adalyn Rammel.   She is further survived by her three younger sisters. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and an infant daughter.

On Saturday, December 2, 2023, there will be a gathering of family and friends at Helke Funeral Home, Wausau, between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., to celebrate Dodie's life. A memorial service will follow at 12:30 p.m., with Rev. James Mayland of Trinity Lutheran Church officiating.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Dodie's name may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Aspirus Hospice House, or The Women's Community, Inc., all of Wausau.

The family wishes to thank Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services, Aspirus Hospice House, and Applegate Terrace for their help, expertise, compassion and loving care during Dodie's last months. 

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Saturday, December 2, 2023

11:00am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service

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Saturday, December 2, 2023

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Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service

302 Spruce Street, Wausau, WI 54401

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