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Mildred Helane O'Rorke

April 17, 1929 February 2, 2019
Mildred Helane O'Rorke
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Obituary for Mildred Helane O'Rorke

Mildred Helane O’Rorke, 89, of Dixon, left the family she loved so dearly to join her husband in heaven on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at Heritage Square in Dixon. She Managed the Dixon Elk’s Lodge for 29 years prior to her retirement.

Mildred was born April 17, 1929, in Monroe WI, the daughter of Emil and Mary (Kern) Bosshart. She married Hugh Patrick O’Rorke January 14, 1947 in Dixon. He preceded her in death on August 17, 2009. Mildred was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and a woman of faith.

She was a loving and caring mom, always checking on her children. She was a great cook and loved it when people stopped by, always offering baked goods or a meal. She was a great bartender, made the best old fashions and martinis. She liked playing bingo, cards and attending cheese days in Monroe.

She is survived by her seven children, Patricia (Joe) Scites of Milwaukee, WI, Rosemary Owen of Port Orange, FL, John (Sandy) O’Rorke of Oregon, Alice (Keith) Wright of Morris, Rebecca (Robert) Pettygrove of Dixon, Kathleen (Dirk) Dusing of Dixon, Paula (Carl) Beightol of Dixon; two sisters, Mary Pochert of Milwaukee, WI and Shirley Green of Pecatonica; thirteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

Mildred was preceded in by her parents; seven siblings, Virginia Freske, Leona Laemmel, Gladys Fish, Lester, Herbert, Garnet and Richard Bosshart.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home with Father Keith Romke officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon.

A memorial has been established to Vitas Hospice.


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Visitation

Saturday

9

Feb

10:00 AM 2/9/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2/9/2019 11:00:00 AM
Preston-Schilling Funeral Home

213 Crawford Avenue
Dixon, IL 61021

Preston-Schilling Funeral Home
213 Crawford Avenue Dixon 61021 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

9

Feb

11:00 AM 2/9/2019 11:00:00 AM - 11:45 AM 2/9/2019 11:45:00 AM
Preston-Schilling Funeral Home

213 Crawford Avenue
Dixon, IL 61021

Preston-Schilling Funeral Home
213 Crawford Avenue Dixon 61021 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

1121 North Galena Avenue
Dixon, Illinois 61021

1121 North Galena Avenue Dixon 61021 Illinois
United States

Memorial Contribution

Vitas Hospice

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