Dorothy M. Chester, 85, passed away at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints on Sunday, February 28, 2010.
Dorothy was born in Milbank, SD, on April 24, 1924, to Louis and Daisy (nee, Manning) Nordquist. She married Adams Chester who preceded her in death on March 22, 1989. Dorothy was employed by Northwest Airlines, Oster Mfg. and last working and retiring from Jacobsen Mfg. She loved horses and crafting, but most of all she loved playing bingo.
Dorothy is survived by her children, Marsha (Mike) Slayton, Linda (Bob) Lloyd, Richard (Cathy) Chester and Shirley Chester; grandchildren, Jon (Michele), Ben (Jennifer), Wendie, Terri (Mark), Traci, Tammi (Phil), Pamela (Terry), Joey (Tonya) and Michelle; great-grandchildren, Saundra, Shauna, James, Christopher, Carmen, Sean, Maverick, Maximum, Stacy, Ashlee, Kelsey, Hayleigh, Danielle, Mitchell, Aric, Conner, Terra, Kileen and Chelsea; great-great-grandchildren, Cameron, Iynna and Terriyah; and her sisters and brother, Beverly Jensen, Donald (Betty) Nordquist and Bonnie Aesoph. Dorothy is also survived by other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Meryl Nordquist, Harvey Nordquist, Harold Nordquist and Elroy Nordquist.
Funeral services for Dorothy will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 8500 Durand Ave., on Friday, March 5, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 5 until 8 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff’s at Oakridge Care Center, Wheaton Franciscan All Saints and Wheaton Franciscan Hospice for all of their loving care and compassion.
Purath-Strand Funeral Home & Crematory
3915 Douglas Ave., Racine (262) 639-8000