Dorothy S. Czuprynski

June 11, 1925April 20, 2021

Dorothy S. Czuprynski, passed away peacefully in her home on April 20, 2021 at the age of 95 surround by loved ones. She was married 58 years to Frank Czuprynski who proceed her in death. Life long resident of Chicago. Loving Mother of Cheryl (the late John) Spano, Candy (the late Frank) Susarrey, Frank Jr. (Marcela), Mike (Darlene), the late Dennis (Patty), David (Beth), Geri (Jeff) Vlasicak and the late Francis Steven Czuprynski; cherished grandmother of 16 and great-grandmother of 13; dear sister of the late Pat Terry, the late Stephen Tyrakowski, the late Terry Zimmerman and Henry Tyrakowski; and dearest aunt of many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was the strongest woman you could ever know, she loved spending time with her family, cooking, playing cards and winning on slots. She was very proud of her Polish heritage, and loved her shirt that said, “Kiss Me I’m Polish”. Christmas was her favorite holiday, there were never enough decorations or presents to give away, and she never forgot anyone. Her best years were spent at her summer home at Clear Lake, where family would visit often. In the last year, she recently traveled to Florida, Michigan, North Carolina and Arizona to spend time with family, who she loved dearly. Burial Services will be held in Elwood, Illinois at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery on April 26 at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to hospice or the Lupus Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Baskerville - Wilmington Funeral Home


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, April 26, 2021


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Dave Czuprynski

April 25, 2021

We are saddened and yet grateful to have had you in our lives for so many years.
We love you and will miss you Mom and Grandma C.
Dave, Beth, Josh and Kaleb

Joan Gannon

April 22, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom and my mom were very close for so many years. You and I were close friends too. My sincere prayers with you and your kids and grandkids.

Kelly Heeter

April 22, 2021

My dear friend Geri and family,

My deepest sympathy in the loss of your mom. She was so loved by all. May your memories of her guide you through your sad days and know that she is always with you. Love you, Kelly

Patty Czuprynski

April 22, 2021

The first time I met my Mother-In-Law, I knew she was someone special. She welcomed me into the family with open arms. From Sunday dinners (which were awesome) to holidays, to summers in Michigan, Mom always went above and beyond to make each occasion a memorable event. I couldn’t have asked for a more loving and caring Mother-In-Law. I love you Mom, you will be greatly missed.

Geri Vlasicak

April 21, 2021

From the beginning to the end, my love for you never changed.

Sarah Czuprynski

April 21, 2021

Growing up, Grandma’s house was the place to be. The basement was permanently decorated Christmas-themed 365 days a year. So every day literally was Christmas. Grandma was the game master. From board games to cards to dice, there was never a dull moment at Grandma’s house. I remember playing the Game of Life with her. I failed miserably, no surprise. I was in debt and Grandma lent me $1 million dollars. And she said I could just pay her back later. Anywho, I wrote her an IOU for $1mill big ones. She carried it around in her wallet for YEARS. And every time she saw me she showed me that IOU and inquired about that million dollars. I forever told her I was “working on it” and would eventually get her that money. I wish I could have paid her back in time, but I know I’ll make it up to her somehow. Love you, Grandma.

Erin Czuprynski

April 21, 2021

It so hard to describe in words the type of person this amazing woman was. She was truly one of a kind. There are so few people who embody her nature of selflessness, gratitude and resiliency. She touched the hearts of many and will be so very missed. Love you and miss you Grandma