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Dorothy Gorbet, 83, of Sycamore died on January 7, 2017 at Kishwaukee Hospital.
Dorothy was born in Bark River, Michigan to Edward .J Meyers and Ida B. (Subieski) Meyer.

She was a Registered Nurse at Sycamore Hospital, and then Oak Crest Retirement Center until her retirement.
She loved to read and volunteered after her retirement at the Sycamore Public Library.
Dorothy was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching College football and basketball, and the Chicago Bears.
She love to share her talented craftiness with family and friends and loved to sew, knit and crochet.

She is proceeded in death by her parents; husband; son, Gene; infant daughter, Christina; and three sisters, Mary M. McCabe, Barbara E. Lorge , Margaret A. Palmgren

Survived by daughters; Barbara Gorbet of Milwaukee, WI, Teresa Gorbet of West Allis, WI, Lisa Gorbet Thome of Sycamore, IL; sister: Velma Jones of Dallas, TX;
daughter-in-law, Linda Gorbet; grandsons, Roger (Angela) Gorbet, Jeffrey Gorbet, and Jacob Thome; many Cousins; nieces, and nephews.

Dorothy loved people and people loved her for her compassionate heart and sense of humor.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 am on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at The Church of St. Mary, 244, Waterman Street, Sycamore, IL 60178 with the Reverend Paul Lipinski celebrating. A visitation will be held from 9:30 am to 10:30 am on Thursday at Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd., Quiram Sycamore Chapel, 1245 Somonauk St., Sycamore, IL 60178. A memorial fund has been established.
Information: or 815-895-6589

Condolences & Shared Memories (8)

  1. Nancy Cholka

    Barbie, my prayers are with you and your family during this time. I know your mother was loved by many and will be greatly missed. She faught a good fight.

  2. Erin and Aquanita

    We were so blessed to be a part of Ms Dorothy's and your family's life. She was a wonderful lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Love and HUGS

  3. Patty Berkes

    Dorothy is your anchor and will always be there to hold on to. She will push you to be your best, no slacking. Her memories are you, who you've become. Make her prouder Ladies. Love to you and comfort each night.

  4. Kay Dugan Kerbel

    I have many fond memories of your Mom She was a kind and funny woman, strong and determined I know you will all miss her very much Wishing you comfort as you move through this painful process Kay

  5. Mary Ann & Dave Johnson

    So sorry for loss Lisa and Jake. Your Mom was still working at Sycamore Hospital while I was working in Business Office and Admitting. She always had a smile on her face while careing for her patients.

  6. Kathy Boucher

    I got to experience Dorothy's sense of humor many years ago when I showed up at the supper table dressed as a nun and blessed the meal. I had come to Sycamore for the annual pumpkin fest to celebrate with her daughter Barbie and was invited to dinner. She probably thought I was a little crazy! I was in a Halloween costume and she played along ! I loved her sense of humor, and was always welcomed at her home. She was like a second mom to me! In recent years Barbie and I both returned to school to complete our BSN. Dorothy could not make the trip to see us graduate as her health was failing and would not have been able to tolerate the trip to Chicago. We made a detour on our way back to Milwaukee , dressed in our cap and gowns at the house and Barb and her mother got to share that special moment! It meant a lot to be able to share that special time with her. RIP .

  7. Michele marsden

    To all of you - your loss is understood and the pain is real. You are all in my thoughts.

  8. Karen Lorge

    Aunt Dorothy will be sorely missed. A smile and laugh were never far away when you were with her. I know she is in very good company now.

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