Dorothy M. Stejskal

Dorothy M. Stejskal, 92, a lifelong resident of the Hollywood section of Brookfield, died Nov. 10, 2022 in Florida.

Ms. Stejskal was born June 16, 1930, in Berwyn, and was raised in Brookfield by her parents, Otto and Esther Milas. She lived next door to Joseph F Stejskal Jr. from the age of 10 years old, and they became childhood sweethearts all through grade school and Riverside-Brookfield High School. They were married Nov. 28, 1953, and had two children, Patricia A Stejskal and Joseph F Stejskal III.

She worked as a secretary at Fairbanks Morse until Pat was born. She then worked at the village of Brookfield until Joe was born. While raising two children, she volunteered at the Hollywood Presbyterian Church, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, PTA and Little League baseball.

Known as “Dot” to anyone close to her, Ms. Stejskal loved and supported the Brookfield Zoo for many years. She was very generous in the giving of her time and money to many people and organizations. 

She loved to revisit their honeymoon site at Turkey Run State Park in Indiana and vacationed in Saugatuck, Michigan. Dorothy loved family gatherings and celebrating any occasion especially if it entailed dining out.

In March of this year, Dorothy and Joe moved to Covenant Village in warm and sunny Plantation, Florida, where Dorothy was able to go outside and enjoy the warm sunshine and participate in outings with Joe by her side.

Ms. Stejskal is survived by her loving husband of 68 years and 11 months, Joseph F Stejskal Jr.: her son, Joseph F. (Mildrey) Stejskal III; her granddaughter, Sara (Ben) Dirks; her great grandchildren Bryson and Piper Dirks; her grandson, Joseph F. Stejskal IV; her niece, Gwen (Don) McCulloch; and her nephew, Terry McGill, as well as Nancy Eckert and Nancy Cassell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Leonard Milas; her daughter, Patricia Stejskal; her brother-in-law, Arthur Stejskal; her sister-in-law, Alice Stejskal; and her niece, Sharon McGill.

A memorial service in Florida has been held.