Annette C. Dorneden

Date of Birth

Jul 28,1916

Date of Death

Jan 13,2007

NAME: ANNETTE C. (McQUAID) DORNEDEN, age 90, of Elburn, IL, passed away Saturday afternoon, January 13, 2006 at Provena Mercy Center Hospital, Aurora. BORN: She was born July 28, 1916, the daughter of Patrick and Celia (Schaumberg) McQuaid in Darlington, WI.EARLY YEARS:Annette grew up in Darlington and attended Holy Rosary and Darlington High School graduating in 1934. MARRIAGE: She was united in marriage to Edward Jacob Dorneden on March 2, 1935 at Darlington, Wisconsin. They began their life together in Wisconsin and farmed for many years before moving to Illinois where they continued to farm in several communities. In 1944 they moved to Maple Park and finally settled in Elburn in 1956. MEMBERSHIPS: She was a faithful member of St. Gall Church, Elburn and the Altar & Rosary Society to which she devoted many years of faithful service including always volunteering to help with the annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner. Annette was also a member of the Sunset Swingers where she socialized and played cards for many years. LIFENOTES: Annette’s passion was her family and her faith. Being a mother of ten children, she had a special gift for managing all the details and the indomitable spirit to see them through. Her skills in the kitchen were second to none and no one left the table wanting more. There were always pies, cookies and cakes, canned vegetables and fruit which filled the shelves and everything was not only homemade, but made from scratch. Annette also handmade one of a kind quilts for her family that will be passed on for generations to come. Though small in stature, no one could match her strength of will when it came speaking her mind and correcting the "wrongs’ that she saw along her life’s journey. Annette also loved to travel extensively to visit family as well as social trips with the senior citizen groups throughout the United States and abroad. Annette loved to laugh and had a great sense of humor that she shared with everyone she met. The footprints of her love and friendship can be found on many paths, but the most treasured will be the ones left on the hearts of her family and all who knew her. SURVIVORS: She now leaves nine children:Marjorie Marshall of Kirkland, IL – Children Helen (Mike) Becker, Jim (Bonnie) and Mike (Carla) MarshallBernard (Joanne) Dorneden of Bloomington, IL – Children Matt (Janice) and Brad Jim (Margaret) Dorneden of Valdosta, Georgia – Children Suzie Holt and Doug Gregory Dorneden of Montgomery, IL – Children Jason and EmilyStephen (Sally) Dorneden of Egg Harbor, WI, children Angela (Scott) Frohwirth, Michele, Amanda (Travis) Keuttle, and JacobJoseph Dorneden of Sandwich, IL, children Frank and JackieMark Dorneden of Sandwich, IL, children Linette and RoyJerry Dorneden of Tucson, AZCecile (Dennis) Mutch of Galesburg, MI, children Kyle and Patrick Mutch;One brother James (Mae) McQuaid of Hawaii;19 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandson and many nieces and nephews and a life time of friends. PRECEDED: She now joins her parents; her husband Ed, son Pat, grandson John Paul, sister Patricia Stoycheff and son-in-law Sylvester Marshall who preceded her in death. MEMORIALS: A memorial has been established in her name to benefit The Church of St. Gall as well as the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. Checks may be made to the Annette Dorneden Memorial and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Memories and tributes may be sent to the same P.O. Box or forwarded through her obituary at

VISITATIONFriends may call from 4-8 p.m. with a rosary to be said at 4:30 on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. FUNERAL:A mass to celebrate her life will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Gall, Elburn, on Thursday, January 18, 2007. Monsignor Thomas Dempsey, former pastor of the church, will officiate.

Interment will follow at St. Gall Cemetery, Elburn, Il 60119

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