Woodlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park

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Dorothy V Kringle

May 7, 1929October 18, 2019

Dorothy V Kringle May 7th, 1929 – October 18,2019

Dorothy started her beautiful life on Tuesday May 7th, 1929 and peacefully went home on Friday October 18, 2019. She is survived by her daughter Rebecca Sheber, son Timothy Kringle and also late daughter Victoria Kringle. Grandchildren Kim (Dave), Bonnie (Ronnie), Kristie (Robert), Jennifer and Stephanie. Great- grandchildren Emilee, Ronnie JR, Anita, Abby and her late great-granddaughter kaitlyn Dortothy was the only child born to parents Blanche and John in Chicago Illinois. She was a devoted and loving daughter as she took care of both her parents until they passed. Her mother in particular was very special to her as she always recalled how much she loved her saying that she was her very best friend and how they would do everything together. She worked for Reichhold Chemical Company as a secretary when she finally decided to retire at the age of 65. Dorothy was a devoted mom as her daughter Rebecca fondly recalls “my mom was always there for me and my kids. I knew that I could always count on her espically when the holidays came around. She always made sure that she made Christmas nice for her grandchildren. She was also always there for me when I had problems and needed to talk. I loved my mom very much and I am going to miss her more than I can express.” She had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren. Her granddaughter Kimmy recalls “it was always really special when my sister Bonnie and I would help grandma with her gardens and her favorite bushes. We would be outside for hours spending time together. She was always there when bonnie or I needed to talk to her and that was our special time together with her. I will never forget how we would sit on her yard swing after gardening and sing church songs and just enjoy being together” Dorothy was funny as she enjoyed making her friends and family laugh. Her grandson in-law Robert recalls “one thing I loved about her were her stories. Some were funny and others serious, but whether the story was funny or on the more serious side I loved how she enjoyed telling them.” Her Granddaughter Kristie recalls “ I wouldn’t be half the woman I am today if it wasn’t for my grandma. I feel like she made it her job to teach me how to read. She would make me sit down on the couch next to her and just read and read for hours. I can remember getting so mad at her because I would have rather been outside playing with my friends than reading. Little did I know then how much I would appreciate it once I got older. Not only did she teach me how to read but she taught me how to be a strong and independent woman and told me that there was nothing I couldn’t do as long as I put my mind to it and put in the work to get it. She always told me that nothing in this world is free, you have to work for everything you want.” Her daughter Rebecca took care of her mom at home on hospice care almost until the very end until she had to be taken to Seasons impatient hospice care where she was only at for a few day until she peacefully made her transition home. Dorothy was an incredible woman and she will be very missed by family, friends and her who knew and loved her.


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Dorothy V Kringle

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Stephanie Pridemore

October 20, 2019

On friday october 18 2019 heaven gained a beautiful angel and that was my grandma. She was loving caring smart. She always made sure our family was safe from harm's way she gave us a roof over our heads when we need it. I remember I used to always used to spend the weekends with her and we used to go to church. I always helped her with the gardening. She loved dogs. I will miss her so much. I loved her so much. R.I.P gram we will meet again some day. I luv u

Kimmy Schultz

October 20, 2019

Dear grandma,

The day that I was not looking forward to nor planned for. As I grew up and got to know you more and realized how great of a person and grandmother you were to me and 3 other kids your sweet loving daughter gave you. I always loved being around you just to hear you say I love you and all the hugs you gave me. You never failed me or our family. You took us in when times got bad and you never let go of us. You always made sure we were going to be safe and have a roof over our heads. You always watched out for our family made sure mom was going to be alright and she had everything she needed. Made sure we had the best holidays and birthdays. I loved your smile your voice ur laugh. I miss your smile, your voice everything bout you worth a while. Grandma you never failed us. You always told us everything was going to be alright and not to worrie. As growing up to be a young adult you continued to care and watch out for us. Mom, bonnie, me , krissy. As going through school if it wasnt for you I dont think I would of passed school. You pushed me to strive for the best. You helped me study for tests helped me if I couldnt figure out something on my homework and knowing that mom was at work our trying to make dinner for all of us. All the laughs we had studying for tests and then coming home to tell you I passed me test and seeing ur face light up with happiness. You were at all my graduations cheering me on. Then as I got older and moved on I always wanted to give you a great grand daughter. You were a very lucky person to be a great grand mother to a very beautiful little girl emilee. I watched you do the same things with her as u did with me. Read books to me and laugh and play. I couldn't be any happier for you. Fly high gram gram I will never forget you. I miss you so much words cant describe it. I will meet you at the golden gates 1 day and we can meet again. But for now watch out for me. I know ur looking down at me telling me not to cry. I luv u.

Bonnie Sheber

October 20, 2019

Heaven gained a beautiful angel my best friend my grandma. I want to say thank you for all the good times we had together weather is was going to church on sundays or working out in your garden. You have shared so many good times with me . You were my best friend. I love you with all my heart grandma you will be greatly missed. I will never forget our every week trips to McDonalds and getting a cheese burger and ice cream and our bath time together with my sister . Fly high gram gram. I love you sweetheart.