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“I had no idea. Iam so sorry she was a wonderful women.Karen Cole ”
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“To a sweet neighbor, gods speed and my condolences to the family ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: George Yunker

“Kathy and Family - our deepest condolences on your Mother's passing. Sounds like she enjoyed a wonderful life & will be in all your all's hearts for...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Alisa Coghill & Dan Bogojevich - IL

“I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I have many fond memories of her from my childhood, and the time I spent at the Benson...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Gail Drost - Coconut Creek, FL

“My condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort be with you during your time of sorrow. (Psalm 145:19) ”
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“To Dorothy's daughter Kathy and son Robert,Please accept my condolences as I am sorry for your loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Jim Konold - Chicago, IL

“Kathy and family, It was great to grown up in our neighbor hood. Your mother was always so nice to all of your friends. She was a kind loving woman...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Jill Arrigo - Oak Forest, IL

“Loved being in your company, Moomy. I learned something from you every time. Great to get v to play Scrabble with a champ like you. Love, Marian ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Marian Garrigan - Oak Park, IL

“Sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort strengthen you doing this difficult time. Psalms 83 : 18. ”
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Dorothy Elizabeth (nee Sorensen) Benson of Van Auken Lake, Hartford, MI, formerly of Orland Park, IL, passed away peacefully at her home on January 11, 2016. She was preceded in death by Roy, her loving husband of 62 years and her brother Christian Sorensen. Their seven children include Richard (Priscilla), Carole (Richard) Benson-Weinberg, Robert, Thomas (Crissie), Gregory (Rachel), Christopher (Nancy), and Kathleen (Chuck) Goro. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren: Eric and Alida Benson, Meghan Matz, Suzannah Weinberg, Michael Benson, Sonja Hershkowitz, Carla Benson, Christopher and Andrew Benson, Grace, Charlie and Gwen Goro, and eight great grandchildren, Elise and Claire Benson, Caroline, John, Olivia and Lucy Matz, Soren and Charlotte Hershkowitz. Dorothy was born on December 15, 1924 on Chicago's great south side, the daughter of P. Christian and Anna Marie Sorensen. She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker to her family in Orland Park until Roy's retirement. They then moved to beautiful Van Auken Lake in southwest Michigan. An expert seamstress, Dorothy made exquisite clothing and blankets for her children and grandchildren. Her home was always filled with the wonderful aroma of fresh baked bread, cookies and sweet rolls. Family and friends were always welcome for smorgasbords and music. As she always desired, "Moomie" happily resided in her home until her last day. The family will greet friends from 9 – 10 AM (CST) on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Goodale Memorial Chapel, 912 S. Hamilton St, Lockport, IL 60441. A memorial service will follow at 10 AM.