Former Rock County journalist Dorothy Gessert dies at age 90

BRODHEAD – Dorothy Gessert, a former Rock County journalist, died Sunday, Dec. 2, in Brodhead. She was 90.

Dorothy Gessert

Dorothy Gessert

The middle child of 13, Gessert was born Feb. 20, 1928, in Avon, a small Rock County town near the Wisconsin-Illinois border. On May 27, 1950, she married Robert Gessert, and together they had three children, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Gessert wrote for many newspapers and periodicals in Rock County throughout her career. She worked as a reporter, columnist and feature writer, and also contributed to WEKZ-AM in Monroe.

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