Dolores R. “Dody” Condon, 91, died Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at her home in Argyle, WI. She was born on April 5, 1930 in Cincinnati, OH and was the daughter of John Henry Peterson and Nellie Elizabeth (Studer) Peterson. Dody grew up in Cincinnati until 1941, when the Peterson family moved to Indiana. In 1948, Dody graduated from Lapel High School, in Lapel, Indiana. After high school, Dody attended St. Elizabeth Nursing School in Dayton, OH, where she earned her nursing degree as a registered nurse. On November 8, 1952, she married John Condon. In January 1953, John was drafted into the United States Marines and was stationed in Florida. They then moved to Opa-locka, FL and started their family, with the birth of their first child, Sue. After John’s honorable discharge from service, they returned to Dayton where they welcomed four more children. They then moved to Virginia in 1961 and remained there until 1973. From there they moved to northern Illinois (Libertyville: 1973-1985 and Barrington: 1985-1992), before retiring to their forever home in Argyle.
Dody is survived by his children: J. Patrick (Jane) Condon of Brookfield, WI, Peggy Crane of Saratoga, CA, Mary Lynn (Terry) Barrette of River Falls, WI, and Michael (Holly Erickson) Condon of Argyle; 6 grandchildren: Kevin (Meaghan), Christy, Brian (Michelle), Darian (John), Hannah and Bryce; 7 great-grandchildren: Wesson, Isley, Ellie, Ian, Hallie, Samuel and Olivia; and one sister: Katy Jolley of Sun City, AZ. Dody is preceded in death by her parents; her husband John; and his daughter Sue.
Dody’s Catholic faith was the foundation of his life. She was a devout Catholic who truly lived her faith and the Gospel. Dody was an active member of St. Joseph of Argyle Catholic Church, volunteer for the Lafayette Vicariate (Dean) of the Diocese of Madison, leader of various Girl Scout Councils, officer and involved member of Swiss Attic Fanciers #939 and the Wisconsin State Questers, a volunteer school nurse and the head nurse at Camp Parater in Caroline County, Virginia. While enjoying her time helping others, she had a passion for gardening, especially growing flowers that she transplanted from her mother’s garden and later into her daughter’s garden. Dody enjoyed cooking and hosting friends and family, often showcasing his culinary skills with a home-cooked meal. She had an adventurous spirit, whether it was her time as a nurse in Guatemala working with Maryknoll missions or leading her Girl Scout troop around the next bend. Dody was the type to never look back. She also had a competitive spirit, especially when it came to playing golf, cards, or a fierce game of Scrabble. Dody will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her.
A Christian Burial Mass will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at St. Isidore Parish/St. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (213 North Lafayette Street, Argyle 53504) presided over by Father Michael Johnson of St. Isidore Parish. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Argyle after mass. A visitation will be held on Monday, April 4, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Erickson’s Funeral Home in Argyle (801 E. Milwaukee St., Argyle, WI 53504). After the visit, a Rosary will take place at 7:00 p.m.
Online condolences can be expressed to the family at www.ericksonfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Isidore Parish/St. Joseph’s Catholic Church or the Argyle Community Fund in Dody’s name.