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Margaret "Moe" G. Dobkoski

September 21, 1946 ~ February 1, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Margaret "Moe" Dobkoski Obituary

Margaret “Moe” G. Dobkoski age 77 of East Troy, WI.

Moe was born on September 21, 1946 in Eau Claire, WI; daughter of the late Robert and Miriam (Mack) Ganka.  Her lifelong passion was education, nurturing countless young minds.  While raising a young family, she earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.  She then taught in the Elkhorn Area School District for 24 years, achieving her Masters Plus along the way.  Her career unfolded in the classrooms, hallways and playgrounds of West Side Elementary and Jackson Elementary schools.  Whether you experienced her warm, caring smile, or her “redirecting teacher voice,” her unwavering love and support for students and colleagues were evident.  In 1997 she played a pivotal role as a founding participant and board member of the Teacher Restoration Corps - a volunteer group of educators and friends dedicated to restoring and preserving structures in our National Parks and Forests. She cherished the enduring friendships forged during her remarkable 26-year tenure on the board. Moe married David Dobkoski in Elkhorn, WI in 2001. Together, they wove a tapestry of memories - traveling the United States, exploring the outdoors, and gardening at home. You would most often find her enjoying a good book, tending to her flowers, and spending time with her grandchildren.  Moe’s lesson plan for a life well-lived is one that lives on in the hearts of those she touched. Her bright blue eyes and infectious laugh will be missed. Moe is survived by her husband; Dave; children; John (Stephanie) Svanda, Jean Kohley; step children; Andrew (Tracey) Dobkoski, Molly (Matt) Ness; grandchildren; Ben, Brielle, Kimberly, Kaylee, Kelly, Parker, Carter; step grandchildren; Olivia, Spencer; and siblings; Robert (Anne) Ganka, and Kate Hammer.  She is preceded in death by her parents; sister; Mary Fran Winrich; and brother-in-law; Merlin Hammer.  A Visitation will begin at 1:30PM and a Memorial Service will be held at 3:00PM Saturday February 10, 2024 at Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Home and Crematory 730 N. Wisconsin Street Elkhorn, WI. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made in Moe’s name to the Jackson Elementary School Library Fund, 3 N. Jackson Street Elkhorn, WI 53121.  Moe’s arrangements are under the direction of Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Home and Crematory of Elkhorn, WI.  An online guestbook can be found at www.haaselockwoodfhs.com.      

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
February 10, 2024

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Haase-Lockwood & Associates Elkhorn
730 N. Wisconsin St
Elkhorn, WI 53121

Memorial Service
Saturday
February 10, 2024

3:00 PM
Haase-Lockwood & Associates Elkhorn
730 N. Wisconsin St
Elkhorn, WI 53121

Donations

Jackson Elementary School Library Fund
3 N. Jackson Street, Elkhorn WI 53121

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