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Dorothy M. Olson

January 11, 1924 — April 10, 2013

Dorothy M. Olson, 89, Rockford, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in her home. Born January 11, 1924 in Merrill, WI, daughter of Ernest and Alice Bessey Rajek. Employed by Walgreen's for over 20 years as a bookkeeper and Pharmacy Assistant. Member of St. Edward Catholic Church where she was an active volunteer in many areas. She belonged to the Golden Agers and enjoyed the trips with them. She was an avid reader, enjoyed bowling, loved NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhart, Jr. and was a lifetime member of the Blackhawk Athletic Club. Dorothy loved her family and always put them first.

Survivors include her brother, James (Ruth) Rajek; sisters-in-law, Marge Rajek and Beatrice Warner; children, Nita Dal Santo, Michael (Julie) Schneider, Debby Schneider, Christine (Meredith) McDonald, Kathleen Davis, James Reeverts, David Reeverts and George Reeverts; grandchildren, Jeffrey Hayes, Lisa Grubb, Kelly Adams, Candy Wiley, John Schneider, Jennifer Braunlich, Brian McDonald, Dawn Amos, Autumn Mack, Megan Flosi, Ashley Davis, Joshua Reeverts, Amanda Reeverts and Jim Reeverts;many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Predeceased by grandsons, Steven Schneider and Richie Reeverts; siblings, Ray Rajek, Marie Schmirler, Leslie Rajek, Alfred Rajek, Isabelle Benzinger, Lila Frick and Harold Rajek. The family would like to thank the staff of Northern Illinois Hospice & Grief Center for the compassionate care that was given to Dorothy.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2013 in St. Edward Catholic Church with Rev. William R. Schuessler officiating. Visitation from 10 a.m. until time of the Mass at the church on Friday. Burial in July at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery in Merrill, WI In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Edward Catholic Church. The family was assisted by Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, Mulford Chapel.

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