Dorothy Helen Suchaczewski, 97, of Westville, passed away Dec. 18, 2017, at 8:38 p.m. at Presence USMC, Danville. She was born Feb. 28, 1920, the daughter of Hugh B. and Mabel Helen Glave Wilson in Danville.
Dorothy had to quit high school to help care for her siblings when her mother became bedridden after the birth of her 11th child. This diminished her dream of becoming a nurse. She was married to Joseph Paul Suchaczewski, who preceded her in death.
She is survived by her children, Patricia Anderson of Catlin and Joseph (Cindy) Suchaczewski, Jr. of Georgetown; her grandchildren, Luke, Julie, Wade, Todd, Melanie, Hillary, Jennifer and Robert; her great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Jenna, Shaylee, Kaylin, Mitchell, Dakota, William, Mercee, Gabby, Mia, Lillee, David, Derik, Cynthia, Nolan and Autumn.
Dorothy was the first born of 11 children and was the last to go. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Sadie, Lucille, Sarah, Nancy, Mary, Hugh B. Jr., Richard, John, Tom and Jerry. She was also preceded by her granddaughter, Holly Anderson of Catlin.
Dorothy was an avid flower gardener and went to many flower shows. Those included attending the flower shows in Chicago for many years, then in Cincinnati, Ohio, and later Atlanta, Ga., flower show for several years. She was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society at St. Mary's Church in Westville for many years until she became disabled.
She lived at Colonial Manor and the family would like to thank them for their care and also would like to thank the Intensive Care Unit at Presence USMC for their wonderful support and care. Dorothy will be sadly missed by her family, but she will always be in their hearts.
A Celebration of Dorothy's life will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at Sunset-Urbas Funeral Chapel, 414 S. State St., Westville, with Father Sauppé officiating. Visitation will be held noon to 2 p.m. Friday prior to her service at the funeral home. Rosary service will be held at 11:30 a.m. She will be laid to rest in Resurrection Cemetery, Danville. Memorial donations may be given in her name to The Shriners or St. Jude's. Please join her family in sharing memories through her Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 19, 2017