Thomas T. Dorl

November 8, 1929May 26, 2019

Thomas T. Dorl, 89, passed away May 26, 2019.

Thomas is survived by his wife Barbara, Sister Nancy Kramer and family, Daughter Nancy Mondry and husband Joel, Son Kent Dorl, Grandchildren Kevin Mondry and wife Christine, Keith Mondry, Katie Kreft and husband Andrew, and Great-grandson Andrew Kreft Jr.

Thomas was born on November 8, 1929. He was an unassuming man and well-liked by all who knew him. Tom attended Calumet High School 1944-1947 where he received the most valuable player award for his position as center on the football team.

Tom attended Morgan Park Jr College before being drafted into the Korean Conflict in 1950. Upon his return from service as Sergeant in the Army, Tom joined the family business, Dorl Wholesale Meat Co., in 1952.

On May 29, 1954, Tom married Barbara West at Grace Methodist Church in Chicago, IL. Tom and Barbara settled in Oak Lawn, IL to raise their family. Tom and his family, along with his cherished sister’s family, loved spending weekends in the summers at their beloved farm in Marengo, IL.

Memorial Visitation will take place June 8, 2019 from 11am until the time of Memorial Service at 12pm at Trinity Evangelical Covenant Church (9230 S Pulaski Rd, Oak Lawn, IL 60453).


  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, June 8, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 8, 2019


Thomas T. Dorl

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Manuel Ortiz

June 6, 2019

My condolences to the Thomas T Dorl family. Tom was one of the greatest persons I've ever met .I still remember in the 80s how he'd buy me a cup of coffee every morning.It meant a lot to me especialy on those cold days. He helped me with so many things for my self and my family.He opened so many doors for us and Help me establish my self here in America.I will always remember him.Thank you for being a part of my life.Rest in peace

Bonnie Cox

May 31, 2019

I had the pleasure of knowing Tom while working with my family at Kaminski Meats and he was always so kind to me when he came in. My husband Dave still works at the meat business and would come home and mention his conversations with Tom. We are both sending our thoughts and prayers to your family.

Kaite Van Vlymen

May 30, 2019

Tom was truly one-of - a kind, and will surely be missed at Four Star Foods. He always had an interesting story to share with a smile on his face. He taught so many of us what work ethic is and should be. We are so very sorry for your loss!

The Van Vlymen Family & The Staff of Four Star Foods

Kyle Racine

May 29, 2019

Our sincerest and deepest condolences for Barb Dorl, Nancy Mondry and Family, Kent Dorl and Nancy Kramer. I will miss Tom dearly but always cherish the years we had at The Millstream Farm along with all the family gatherings with fond memories. I am blessed to have had those times with you and you are forever in my heart. Thank you for you service to our country and rest peacefully you deserve it more than anyone I've known.
Kyle and Janis