Dorothy Fortin


Dorothy Fortin, 100, of Superior passed away peacefully Friday, October 15, 2021, in her home, Superior, WI.

Dorothy was born on October 4,1921 in Superior, WI to John and Glady’s (Morrisette) Miller.

She was united in marriage to Wilfred Fortin, July 11, 1942, and they celebrated 34 years of marriage before his passing in 1976.

Dorothy was a long-time active member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. She loved her church and her Lord. She was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and enjoyed playing cards, bingo, and the occasional trip to the casino. Above all, Dorothy loved and enjoyed her family and friends. She had a gift for hospitality and especially enjoyed sharing meals with her friends and family. Dorothy was also musically inclined and loved playing the guitar and piano. She shared this gift with her sons, Richard and James and they would often sing and yodel together, and she often performed with them and their band “The Del Rays.”

Dorothy is survived by her sons, Richard (Joanie Johnson) Fortin and James (Jaquelyn) Fortin, all of Superior, WI; daughter, Gladys (Eldon) Galyen, Carlton, MN; grandchildren, Troy (Jill) Fortin, Michelle (Dave Long) Fortin, of New Jersey, Brittney (Andy) Hacker, Jean (Marsha) Powell, Brian (Hannah) Powell, Nicholas (Abby Aiken) Cupler, Tanner Fortin, and Riann Fortin; great-grandchildren, Alexis Fortin, Gavin Doyle, and Brandon, Bradley, and Gregory Korth; and her sister, Beverly Johnson, of California; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Wilfred Fortin; son, William Fortin; her parents; brothers, Bart Miller, Fred Miller, Charlie Miller, Edward Miller and Albert Miller, Sr.; and sisters, Grace DeBrock and Geraldine Keeler.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM, Saturday, October 23, 2021, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 2316 E. 4th Street, Superior, and will continue until the 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial with Rev. Fr. James Tobolski as celebrant.

Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery.

Pallbearers for the service will be, Troy Fortin, Nicholas Cupler, Tanner Fortin, Jan Miller, Bob Rich, and Don Herrick.

The Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home, 1209 E. 5th Street, Superior is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave an online condolence or to sign he guestbook, please visit