Mrs. Dorothy Fechner of 1600 Ohio St. celebrated her 100th birthday Sept. 30 with family at a luncheon in her honor at Home Harbor, where she resides.
The former Dorothy Lippmann was born Oct. 1, 1917, in Bovina, Colo.
She married the Rev. Raymond Fechner on Nov. 21, 1940, in Chicago. He died May 16, 2010.
Mrs. Fechner was a telephone operator before her marriage.
She came to Racine in 2006.
Mrs. Fechner is a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church and enjoyed parish work. Her hobbies include needlework, reading and puzzles.
Mrs. Fechner has five children: Karen (Robert) Armbrecht of Racine; David (Carole) of Danube, Minn.; Deborah Drain of Tulsa, Okla.; and Andrea (Fred) Larson and Michele (Rick) Meewes of Phoenix, Ariz. She has 12 grandchildren, one late grandchild and 25 great-grandchildren.