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Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home

500 West Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake, IL

OBITUARY

Michael "Mike" Dorrington

March 30, 1959June 7, 2019
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Michael Dorrington, 60, of Cary passed away June 7, 2019. He was born March 30, 1959 in Chicago to Howard and Marianne Dorrington. He married Trish Heine on December 31, 2009. Mike worked as a machinist for Northrop Grumman for 31 years. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. His dog, Roxy, was his best friend and companion for 13 years. He was a devoted Cubs and Bears fan. He also loved nature, whether he was camping or watching the outdoors. Mike is survived by his wife, Trish Dorrington; his children, Angel Sibenaller, Holly Greb, Michael Dorrington, and Crystal Bertolami; his step-children, Kristin Prybil and Shawn Prybil; his seven grandchildren; and his siblings, Frank Dorrington, Chuck Dorrington, Jenny Dorrington, and Ed Dorrington. He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved dog, Jasmin. There will be a visitation from 4 to 8pm on Monday, June 10 at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. There will be a service at 7pm. Interment will be private. Memorials may be made to Helping Paws or to Animal House Shelter. Online condolences may be made at www.querhammerandflagg.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Trish Dorrington, Wife
  • Angel Sibenaller, Daughter
  • Holly Greb, Daughter
  • Michael Dorrington, Son
  • Crystal Bertolami, Daughter
  • Kristin Prybil, Step-daughter
  • Shawn Prybil, Step-son
  • Frank Dorrington, Brother
  • Chuck Dorrington, Brother
  • Jenny Dorrington, Sister
  • Ed Dorrington, Brother
  • Howard Dorrington, Father
  • Marianne Dorrington, Mother
  • DONATIONS

  • Helping Paws
  • Animal House Shelter

Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 10, 2019

Memories

Michael "Mike" Dorrington

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Kim Broy

June 9, 2019

The first time I really had a chance to get to know Mike was at his reception the day he married my sister Sue. I was impressed with the fact that, although it was such a busy day for him, he took time to chat with me and I immediately felt like I had known him for years. Mike was very easy to talk to and was a great listener. Over the years, I grew to appreciate his great sense of humor and his interesting perspectives on life. His relaxed attitude always gave off good vibes at our many family get-togethers, holiday celebrations and birthday parties. He had some hilarious fishing stories; one even included an altercation with an alligator! Mike had a soft, compassionate side, being passionate about his dog. At my house, my dogs were drawn to him, laying at his feet enjoying Mike's belly rubs. Dogs have a 6th sense for seeking out kind-hearted people and I believe they saw that in Mike. Even though he ultimately chose a different path in life, I still think of Mike as a family member. He is still my brother in law and he'll be sorely missed. I think one of my favorite quotes is appropriate at this time: "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." (Dr Seuss) RIP Mike.

Kim, Michael John, Mary and Rich Mielke Family

June 9, 2019

We are so deeply saddened by Mike's passing. Living so far away makes it especially hard since we are unable to celebrate with you Mike's life. Please accept this note as our way of feeling connected and united with you and, in a small way, having a presence at this special gathering. We are so thankful that Mike entered our lives. We cherish those times we shared; his free spirit and his love of adventure. Mike's gentle nature made him a very welcoming person. His laugh was contagious and his relaxed attitude gave off good vibes to everyone around. Mike was a very practical, unassuming man, but his level-headedness and wit gave him that special, one of a kind personality. It's unfortunate that no one truly recognizes the value of someone until that someone becomes a memory. Thank you, Mike, for being a part of our family. You made a bigger impact on us than you probably ever realized. In honor of you, we have made a donation to both of your favorite animal shelters. We love you Mike. Rest in peace, brother. Sincerely,

Kim, Michael John, Mary and Rich.

Mary Mielke

June 8, 2019

Mike joined our family in 1978, when he and my sister Sue got married. I have considered him my brother ever since! He was always a fun guy to hangout with! Always jolly and laughing. Talking and joking with him was easy. He would give me hugs at every family event, such as birthday parties or holiday festivities.
I am sorry I can't be there to say goodbye.
I did light a candle for you Mike, and I will keep you in my heart and memories always.
My deepest sympathies to Trish, my nieces and nephew, Angel, Holly, Michael, & Crystal and their babies. I love you all.
RIP Mike xoxo

Sarah Forbes

June 8, 2019

Michael became a friend in high school. He was larger then life and tried to live life to the fullest. He was a sweet brother in law and uncle and always knew how to put a smile on our faces. Michael was a man of many talantes and was loyal to his beliefs.
Our hearts, prayers thoughts and
love go out to you.
God Bless you all.
Sincerely
Bill& Sarah Forbes

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Biography

Michael Dorrington, 60, of Cary passed away June 7, 2019.
He was born March 30, 1959 in Chicago to Howard and Marianne Dorrington. He married Trish Heine on December 31, 2009.
Mike worked as a machinist for Northrop Grumman for 31 years. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. His dog, Roxy, was his best friend and companion for 13 years. He was a devoted Cubs and Bears fan. He also loved nature, whether he was camping or watching the outdoors.
Mike is survived by his wife, Trish Dorrington; his children, Angel Sibenaller, Holly Greb, Michael Dorrington, and Crystal Bertolami; his step-children, Kristin Prybil and Shawn Prybil; his seven grandchildren; and his siblings, Frank Dorrington, Chuck Dorrington, Jenny Dorrington, and Ed Dorrington.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved dog, Jasmin.