Delores M. Nordmark
Delores (Dodie) M. Nordmark, 89, of Waukegan, IL, passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born May 22, 1929 in Waukegan, IL, the daughter of the late Leslie and Irene (Vanderventer) Thornborough. After graduating from Waukegan High School in 1947, Delores went to work for Illinois Bell as a switchboard operator. She married Leonard T. Nordmark in 1951 and stayed home to raise her three children. Delores was an accomplished baker. Her family especially enjoyed her braided Swedish coffee bread, banana cream pie, and German sweet chocolate cake. Delores will best be remembered for her love of all animals. She would feed any stray that came to her door and always had a couple of pet cats. Delores is survived by her children, Gary (Kimberly) Nordmark of Grayslake, IL, Jill (Richard) Barbieri of Lake Bluff, IL, and Suzanne Nordmark of Libertyville, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Leonard T. Nordmark, and her brother, Dale Thornborough. It was Delores’s wishes that all services be private. The family would like to extend a special thank you to her compassionate caretakers who helped her through her journey with cancer. All services were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium. For more information please contact (847)223-8122, log onto www.strangfuneral.org, or see our facebook page.