Cover photo for Dorothy G. Whitney-Eilertson's Obituary
Dorothy G. Whitney-Eilertson Profile Photo
1930 Dorothy 2021

Dorothy G. Whitney-Eilertson

March 13, 1930 — September 29, 2021

Dorothy G. Whitney, age 91, passed peacefully in to God’s heavenly arms on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Dorothy was born on March 13, 1930 in Mountain, WI to the late Omer and Dora (Larsen) Belongia. Dorothy attended Mountain Elementary and High School, graduating in 1947. Growing up on the family farm she also worked at the family restaurant called Dot’s Café – “Something Superior for Your Interior”. She met and married a handsome young fella, Charles (Chuck) D. Whitney, also of Mountain. Dorothy and Chuck had three children, Carla Marcell of Green Bay, Craig (Robin) Whitney of Oshkosh and Chris (Linda) Whitney of Oshkosh. Dorothy and Chuck moved from Mountain to Ripon and eventually to Oshkosh.

Dorothy had many jobs while raising her family. She worked in the Mountain Post Office, was a dental assistant, worked at Rippin’Good Cookies (she put a toy in the cookie boxes-sometimes she put more than one toy in the box), grocery store clerk, Avon Lady, Union pharmacy clerk and a clerk at Walgreen’s before her retirement in 1995. She enjoyed dancing, ceramics, working in the garden, bowling, watching softball and basketball games, assisting in the total restoration of a ’29 Buick roadster and ’36 Ford truck. She had a great sense of humor and always appreciated a funny joke. She was a wonderful caregiver having taken care of her mother and father, mother-in-law and her second husband in their final years. As a mother and grandmother, she made sure we were all well taken care of as we grew up and became adults.

After Chuck passed away unexpectedly in 1968, she married Carl H. Eilertson in 1990. Dorothy and Carl spent many years going to swap meets, antique stores, restoring two old vehicles and doing some traveling. She was able to take trips to Mt. Rushmore, Mackinac Island, Florida, Hershey, Pennsylvania and take the Agawa Canyon train in Canada.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Omer and Dora; first husband, Chuck; second husband, Carl Eilertson; five brothers; Wilfred (Dorothy) Belongia, Rueben (Coreda/Helen) Belongia, Orville (Gertrude) Belongia, Eugene (Elva) Belongia, and Blair (Phyllis) Belongia; one sister, Doris (Bob) Painter; one sister-in-law, Lorraine Flynn; and one son-in-law, Fred Marcell.
Survivors, besides her three children, include many nieces and nephews, seven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, one brother-in-law, Louis “Corky” Flynn and one stepson Cary (Sharon) Eilertson.

The family would like to thank the staff at Oakwood Manor and Generations Hospice for assisting Dorothy in her final years of life.

Friends and relatives are welcome to a visitation between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 4, 2021 at Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home, 402 Waugoo Avenue, Oshkosh. Private family services will be held. Burial will take place in Mountain Cemetery.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Dorothy G. Whitney-Eilertson, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, October 4, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Konrad-Behlman Funeral Homes - Eastside

402 Waugoo Avenue, Oshkosh, WI 54901

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 2

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree