Dora M. Bleick, 91, of Rockford passed away Wednesday September 4, 2013 at her residence with her loving family at her side.
Dora was born on April 22, 1922 in Tilsit, Germany, the daughter of Julius Max and Emma Martha Plewe Mattern. She married Rev. Roy H. Bleick on May 15, 1948. Dora was a member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church. She was very proud of becoming a United States Citizen from Germany. Dora loved singing in the church choirs that her husband Roy served. Roy was the love of her life; she was a loving homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother.
Dora is survived by her husband Roy; daughters: Angelica Zinke, Emily Stevens (Phil), Karen Yocum and Susan Furman (Kevin); grandchildren: Sandra Buchwald, Jennifer Barlowe (Matthew), Sarah Kavanagh (Dave), Brian Yocum (Melissa), Stacey Powell (Erick) and Karie Furman; great-grandchildren: Trevor, Natalie, Nicholas and Carley.
Dora was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to The Lutheran Hour.
A service to celebrate Dora's life will be 11:00 a.m. Monday September 9, 2013 at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church with Pastor Ken Krause officiating. Visitation for Dora will be from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Sunday September 8, 2013 at Sunset Funeral Home 8800 N. Alpine Road in Machesney Park and one hour before services on Monday at the church. Burial on Monday will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com