Dora M. Bleick

April 22, 1922September 4, 2013
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Dora M. Bleick, 91, of Rockford passed away Wednesday September 4, 2013 at her residence with her loving family at her side. Dora was born on April 22, 1922 in Tilsit, Germany, the daughter of Julius Max and Emma Martha Plewe Mattern. She married Rev. Roy H. Bleick on May 15, 1948. Dora was a member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church. She was very proud of becoming a United States Citizen from Germany. Dora loved singing in the church choirs that her husband Roy served. Roy was the love of her life; she was a loving homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. Dora is survived by her husband Roy; daughters: Angelica Zinke, Emily Stevens (Phil), Karen Yocum and Susan Furman (Kevin); grandchildren: Sandra Buchwald, Jennifer Barlowe (Matthew), Sarah Kavanagh (Dave), Brian Yocum (Melissa), Stacey Powell (Erick) and Karie Furman; great-grandchildren: Trevor, Natalie, Nicholas and Carley. Dora was preceded in death by her parents and one sister. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to The Lutheran Hour. A service to celebrate Dora’s life will be 11:00 a.m. Monday September 9, 2013 at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church with Pastor Ken Krause officiating. Visitation for Dora will be from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Sunday September 8, 2013 at Sunset Funeral Home 8800 N. Alpine Road in Machesney Park and one hour before services on Monday at the church. Burial on Monday will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at


  • Celebration of Life Service Monday, September 9, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, September 8, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, September 9, 2013

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Graceffa Sherry

September 9, 2013

Karen, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda Doyle

September 9, 2013

We are so sorry to hear of Dora's passing. As your neighbors on Chrisbrook, we hold many fond memories of both of you. God's peace be with you, Roy.

Kathy & Glenn Mueller

September 8, 2013

Dear Pastor Bleick and Family,

Our deepest Christian sympathy at the passing of Mrs. Bleick. I have thought about the two of you many times in the years since you left St. John's Lutheran Church in Arnold where I was secretary. Mrs. Bleick was a very sweet lady and I know you will miss her. We will keep you and your entire family in prayers. We know the angels are rejoicing. May God give you all comfort and peace.

Lyn Krohse Thorne

September 8, 2013

I know the Lord has welcomed her with open arms. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Robert Waters

September 7, 2013

All of you are in my prayers.


September 7, 2013

May God bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Phillipians 4:7 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
-John 14:18

Cindy Kassl-Schenk

September 7, 2013

I am so sorry to read this! My thoughts and prayers to the entire Bleick family.

The Lee's

September 7, 2013

Dear family and friends, God is watching over all of the dearly departed. He has promised to help all those who have fallen asleep in death.
John 5:25,28-29.

September 7, 2013

Roy and family, we are very sorry to hear of Dora's passing. Take strength and refuge in God during this difficult time. He cares about you. You are in our thoughts.

September 7, 2013

I am the resurrection and the life , he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live and whoever lives and believes in me will never die
I share with you and your family my condolences. Dora is in her eternal singing praises to her LORD and Savior

Dennis and Avis Bleick.