Marengo-Union Funeral Home

505 East Grant Highway, Marengo, IL


Dorothy Labbe

Passed away on July 29, 2020

Dorothy J. Labbe', 71, of Marengo, passed away July 29, 2020 peacefully in her sleep. She was born to the late William Atkinson and Mary Lou (Dittman) Nibbe, July 30, 1948 in Terre Haute, IN. On August 12, 1966, she married her lifelong love Alan Labbe' and they enjoyed over 53 years of marriage. They raised five children in Mount Prospect and later moved to Marengo. Dorothy was an active volunteer for school functions and Girl Scouts, she was artistically gifted and enjoyed her home ceramic studio, and most recently found her passion for assistant teaching at McHenry Community College. In recent years, she and Alan had many wonderful adventures traveling.

Dorothy is survived by her husband Alan, their four children, Terry (Michael) Szmergalski, Kenneth (Michelle) Labbe', Donna Ponziani and Tammy (Chad) Hufford, seventeen grandchildren (Kayleigh, Joshua, Isabella, Danielle, Matthew, Brandon, Emily, Amanda, Justin, Stephanie, Ashley, Taylor, Joseph, Chelsea, Eric, Carissa and Nicholas), ten great-grandchildren, mother Mary Lou, and sisters Penelope, Cherie, Diane, Nancy and Jeanie, and brothers Peter and Jimmie. Dorothy was preceded in death by her father, William and step-mother, Juanita, her step-father James, her brother Michael, and their daughter, Susan. Arrangements entrusted to Marengo-Union Funeral Home, for information call (815) 568-8131. A Memorial Celebration will take place at a later date and there will be a private inurnment at Marengo-City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions in Honor of Dorothy can be made to JourneyCare.org.


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Isabella Summers & Family (Daughter of Ken Labbe)

July 31, 2020

Will always remember Grandma's love for crafts, bowling, and iced tea. From her special meals, silly car rides, to her cards and letters...she put love in everything she gave and did. Grandma was one of the toughest people I knew. Even until the end, she fought hard. Her legacy and love will live on and she will be dearly missed.
Our deepest condolences

Florence Labbe

July 30, 2020

Rest In Peace Dorothy love you

Amy Slobodecki

July 30, 2020

May the comfort of all the many years of fond memories give you strength at this difficult time. Our deepest condolences.
Amy Slobodecki & Family
(Daughter of Bill Labbe)