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NAME Dorothy M. Wojtal, age 82, of Elburn, passed away unexpectedly Monday, September 7, 2009, at Provena St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin, IL. BORN: She was born March 26, 1927 the daughter of Joseph (Angeline) Borek in Chicago, IL. EARLY YEARS:Dorothy grew up on the northwest side of Chicago and attended local schools. MARRIAGE: After graduating with the class of 1945, Dorothy worked at Avondale Savings and Loan as a teller. In January of 1950, she met the love of her life, Bill Wojtal and following a whirlwind courtship they were married on October 14, that very same year. RESIDENTIAL HISTORY: They began their new life together in Chicago while Bill worked for two paint companies and she continued to work for Avondale for a time before moving to Alliance Savings and Loan, which after several mergers became Bank of America. Dorothy retired as an assistant vice president in 1989. In 1991 Dorothy and Bill moved to Elburn behind Lions Park and made eighteen years of memories including the home coming of their grandson Peter before Bill’s passing in February 2009. Declining health brought Dorothy into the care of Pine View Care Center in St. Charles until she moved to Apostolic Christian Resthaven, in Elgin where she would be closer to her family. MEMBERSHIPS: Dorothy was a devout Catholic and faithful member of St. Gall Catholic Church, Elburn as well as the Polish Women’s Club and Elburn Seniors Club. LIFE NOTES: Dorothy was a crafter at heart and spent her time meticulously making baby and doll clothes, knitting scarves, hats, and loved to cross-stitching dogs and flowers for friends and family alike. There was never a puzzle that Dorothy couldn’t conquer. The more pieces it had, the more her eyes would light up and the speed in which she completed dazzled her friends even into her last months. When her hands weren’t busy with needles, hooks or pieces, Dorothy loved to fill in daily crossword puzzles, Sudoku and word search magazines. She also grew over the years an extensive Pipka collection that eventually numbered over 200 ceramic statues. Dorothy now claims the promise of her Savior and joins her beloved husband only months after his passing. Although she leaves behind broken hearts and falling tears, her memories will help heal the hurt and her legacy will help dry the tears of her friends and family. SURVIVORS: She now leaves one son Eugene (Denise) Wojtal and their son Peter, all of Burlington, IL;Seven nieces and nephews:Paul (Mary) Borek, Pam (Mike) McDonald,Jim Borek, Connie (Bill) Piotrowski,Barbara (Ken) Littel and Susan (Jay) Picone and Mary Pilat;Two sisters-in-law, Helen Borek of Chicago, IL and Pauline "Aunt Lee" Borek of Phoenix, AZ; A very special family friend, Sharon (Ted) Gressick and a family of friends. PRECEDED:She now joins her parents, husband Bill, three brothers: Frank Borek, Walter (Bernice) Borek, and Stanley Borek, who preceded her in death. VISITATION / FUNERAL Visitation will be from 5-7:45 p.m. with a wake service to conclude visitation beginning at 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 11, 2009 at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL. A mass to celebrate her life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 12, 2009 at St Gall Catholic Church, Elburn. Fr. Karl Ganss, pastor of the church will officiate and interment will follow at St. Gall Cemetery, Elburn. MEMORIAL A memorial has been established in her name. Checks may be made to the "Dorothy Wojtal Memorial" and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com.
Visitation will be from 5-7:45 p.m. with a wake service to conclude visitation beginning at 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 11, 2009 at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL. A mass to celebrate her life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 12, 2009 at St Gall Catholic Church, Elburn. Fr. Karl Ganss, pastor of the church will officiate.
Interment will follow at St. Gall Cemetery, Elburn.