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Obituary for Doris W. Hetts of Crescent Beauty Farm
May 9, 2017

Everyone at Cowsmopolitan extends our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of Doris W. Hetts of Fort Atkinson.

Doris W. Hetts, 94, of Fort Atkinson passed away peacefully on May 6th at Aster Senior Living in  Fort Atkinson.

Doris was born October 16, 1922 to Clarence and Christina (Becker)Trieloff.

DorisHetts_1cowsmo2017Doris was the Salutatorian for her high school graduating class in 1940. After high school she worked for James Manufacturing as a receptionist-switchboard operator for one year. She then became Secretary for the Wisconsin Dairymen’s Association for four years before marrying her high school sweetheart, Allen C. Hetts on June 30, 1945 and coming to Crescent Beauty Farm.

Along with raising five children and keeping a beautiful farmstead Doris’ activities were many and varied. Doris was an lifelong member of St. John’s Community Church serving as Secretary for the Ladies Aid Society for many years. She was a member of both the State and National Holstein Associations and served as a delegate to the National Convention. She spent many hours volunteering at the Dairy Shrine Museum, Fort Atkinson Hospital, American Red Cross, The Nearly New Thrift Shop just to name a few .

Doris was an incredibly hard worker. Along with the usual chores of a farm wife and mother, she handled all of Allen’s correspondence, advertising, and promotion materials necessary for their business. Upon Allen’s untimely death in 1973, Doris continued the dairy farm with sons Roy and Rodney until 1988 when the Crescent Beauty Herd was dispersed.

In 1985 Doris was honored at the World Dairy Expo being named “National Dairy Woman of the Year.

Doris was known  as “Mom” to  over 40 Japanese trainees that  came to  Crescent  Beauty  Farms to  work and learn farming and the  dairy industry in the United States.  Consequently, she made 7 trips back to  Japan over the  years to  further support  and represent  Crescent Beauty Farms and also visit her Japanese “family”.

Doris is survived by her children, Randy (Timothy) Connery, Cottage Grove, Rhonda Shore, Sun Prairie, Roy (Karen)Hetts, Fort Atkinson, Renee (Jack) Beilke, Sun Prairie, and Rodney (Kelli) Hett s . Fort Atkinson. Also survived by her brother Carroll (Jean) Trieloff, Fort Atkinson. Proud Grandmother of 10, Great Grandmother of  6.  Nieces and  Nephews.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Allen C. Hett s, infant son Ralph Lee and sister Lurline Borchardt.

A celebration of life will be held on May 20th at the St. John’s Community Church in Fort Atkinson. Visitation at 9:30 am until time of service at 11:30 am.

As an expression of sympathy memorials can be made to St. John’s Community Church, Fort Atkinson and Rainbow Hospice, Johnson Creek.

The Nitardy Funeral Home in Fort Atkinson is assisting the family. The family of Doris Hetts would like to thank Aster Senior Living and Rainbow Hospice for their loving care.

 

 


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