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Dolores R. Kerpan

Published August 15,2022

Obituary's Biography:

Dolores R. Kerpan (nee: Orlowski), 88, passed away on August 12, 2022.  She was born October 31, 1933 in North Chicago, IL and attended Waukegan Township High School.  She retired in 1987 from Navy Public Works at the Great Lakes Naval Base after a career in Human Resources.  She was a member of St. Mary of the Annunciation in Mundelein.  She enjoyed doing things for others, babysitting her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, walking in the neighborhood, exercising, gardening, dog and cat sitting, baking, and hosting parties and holidays for family and friends.  Dolores was the loving mother of Donna Kerpan, Diane (Thomas) Brown, and Mark (Julie) Kerpan; devoted grandmother of Kyle Brown (Lena Mitsuuchi), William Brown (Maria José Meneses), Robert Kerpan (Nicole Harris) and Katherine Matthews (Joshua), dear great grandmother of Charles Brown, Benjamin Matthews, and Natalie Matthews, and aunt of many nieces and nephews.  Dolores was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, John P. Kerpan, her parents, William and Tillie Orlowski, her sisters Jean Vasofsky (Joseph), Dorothy Cioni-Zima ( LaVerne Cioni and John Zima) and her brothers, Edwin Orlowski (Lorraine), Henry Orloski (Emily) and Lawrence Orlowski (Bernadine), her father and mother in law Frank and Anna Kerpan, sisters-in-law Mary Kerpan, Mildred Swentkofske, Katherine Chumbley, Lillian Nagode, Frances Magri, JoAnn Williams and her brothers-in-law Milan “Ben” Kerpan, Joseph Kerpan, and Peter Kerpan.   

Friends of the family may visit Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am at St. Mary the Annunciation 22333 Erhart Road Mundelein, IL with the funeral Mass immediately following at 11:00 am.  Interment will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.  All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL.  For information log onto www.strangfuneral.org or contact (847)223-8122.

One reply on “Dolores R. Kerpan”

  1. We enjoyed spending time with Dee during many of Julie and Mark’s special occasions. She will be missed. We wish that we could be with you on Saturday. We’re sending love, hugs, and prayers to you all.

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