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Dorothee W. Aves of Sycamore, Illinois passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 17, 2019. Born March 12, 1923, she was the daughter of Everett and Iva Weaver of Clare. She graduated from DeKalb High School and the University of Illinois (1943) studying economics. Dorothee , going home for the weekend, remet her husband, Russell Nichols Aves on the train between Chicago and DeKalb as he was going home on leave during WW2. He preceded her in death in 1993. She was a member of the Sycamore United Methodist Church and several other organizations. She was the oldest living polio survivor in Illinois.

She is survived by two daughters, Sally (James) and Rhonda (Michael), six grandchildren , seven great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, half brothers, Delbert, Ellsworth, Edward (Dorothy) and Charles (Florence) Weaver; and half-sisters, Marcella Weaver, Veronica (Lennox) Elliott, Ruth (Clyde) Elliott, and Phyllis (Charles) Abbott.

A memorial service will be held in the Chapel at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center at 2 pm Wednesday, January 30, 2019, with the Rev. Dr. Dan Swinson officiating.

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  1. Elaine Hohmann

    Dorothee was a beautiful person. She laughed a lot and never complained. I learned a lot playing bridge with her. I will miss her and am so very sorry for your loss.

  2. Susie Adkins

    I delivered Dorothee's mail all of the years she lived on George St. and we became fast friends. I loved her smile, her courage, and her embracing personality. I continued to visit her at Oak Crest and was always amazed at her positive spirit. Condolences and love to her family.

  3. Mary Barclay

    Your mom was an inspiration to me and many others. I attended church with her and was in bridge groups with her for many years. She always had a smile and never had a negative comment or complaint. She loved her daughters and grandchildren and proudly spoke about them. I am so sorry to miss her memorial service.

  4. Sue (Bussone) Ohde

    I had the pleasure of meeting Dorothee when my parents, Evelyn and Joe, were residents of Oak Crest. Her smile was infectious! Heaven certainly gained another beautify angel. Rest in Peace friend!

  5. Patrice Pritchard

    Your mom and mine, Irene Weiler, were the bridge duo to beat! Fond memories of her and my mom. Thinking of you at this time, knowing how hard it is to lose your mom. Sorry we will not be able to make the memorial service.

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