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Dorothea Katherine Benisek

September 29, 1922November 13, 2020

Dorothea Katherine Benisek (Tomayer), age 98, beloved wife of Leonard J. Benisek (deceased in 2001), loving mother of Lee and Kathy Jo (John) Shufflebarger, dear grandmother of John (Mallory) Benisek, Michelle (Colin) Blair, Brett Benisek, Heather (Chad) Kirchen, Alexis (Jonathan) Van Vuren, Kasey (Chris) Bradshaw and eight great grandchildren passed away from natural causes on Friday, November 13, 2020. She is preceded in death by her beloved brother, Milton G. Tomayer, who was killed in action at Guadalcanal on February 4, 1943.

Dorothea was born in Chicago on September 29, 1922 (parents were Josephine Pesata and George Tomayer). She grew up in Berwyn andgraduated from Morton High School in 1940. She married Leonard on April 24,1949. In 1955 they moved to La Grange where she lived until her death. She was a wonderful homemaker while being a PTA president, successful medical office manager and AVON Lady. Dorothea was an avid swimmer, talented weaver, exceptional cook and loved her Chicago Cubs! Dorothea lived her faith through service at the First Presbyterian Church of La Grange. She relished her lifelong relationship and service with the Order of the Eastern Star. She cherished her long relationship with cousins and friends constantly sending handwritten cards to everyone she knew.

A private interment will be held with a celebrative Memorial at a later date. Any donations in Dorothea’s memory can be made to your favorite charity.

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Marianne and Joe Cibulka

November 23, 2020

Our condolences to the Benisek family.

Dottie will always be known as the founder of the 7th Avenue Ladies Night Out. She was a great originator and planner and carried out her plans successfully. An avid Cub fan, we are glad she was able to experience the Cubs winning the World Series in her lifetime.

We will miss her annual Christmas letter and Christmas loaf.

Thank you Dottie. You were a wonderful neighbor.

Marianne & Joe

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