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Donald W. Dorsch

Published April 29,2022

Obituary's Biography:

Donald W. Dorsch, age 87, a resident of Grayslake, passed away on April 23, 2022 at Bethesda East Hospital in Boynton Beach, FL.  He was born on September 3, 1934 in Chicago to George and Lucille Dorsch.  In his youth, he became an accomplished accordionist. In 1958, Don founded Illinois Claim Service Ltd., and built a successful company. He dedicated the remainder of his life to servicing insurance company clients and policy holders, and played an active role until his passing. Don was an avid mariner owning multiple boats throughout his lifetime. He spent his summers navigating the waters of Lake Michigan.  Don was a vintage car enthusiast and enjoyed restoring those in his collection. Don was a St. Gilbert Catholic Church parishioner for over 40 years.  Don is survived by his wife, Nancy, of 46 years whom he married on April 25, 1976 in Chicago; his children, George (Jen) Dorsch of Chicago, Kris Greene of Deerfield, Don (Pam) Dorsch of Spring Grove, Denise (Jeff) Mueller of Libertyville, and Jean (Dan) Kindvall of Sioux Falls, SD; his grandchildren, Jacqueline Greene of Deerfield, Renee (James) Howarth of Avon Lakes, OH, Brian (Bradley) Mueller of Libertyville, Michelle (Ben) Mueller of Phoenix, AZ, Don (Karen) Dorsch of Oak Creek, WI, and Eric (Nicole) Dorsch of Morrison, CO; 5 great grandchildren; and his sister-in-law, Eleanor Dorsch.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ken Dorsch; and infant daughter, Renee Dorsch. A visitation will be held at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 on Monday, May 2, 2022 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm.  A funeral Mass will be held at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 E Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 10am.  Interment will be held at All Saints Catholic Cemetery in Des Plaines, IL.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.  For more information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.StrangFuneral.org

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  1. Dear Nancy, Kris and George,

    My condolences. Don will surely be missed.
    Sending love.

    Gina Roberts

  2. We are thinking of you all during this difficult time! Hold on to your treasured memories and may they give you peace! Please accept our heartfelt condolences! Love & prayers! Kelley, Kelly, Kelsey, Ben, Kylie & Kevin

  3. Nancy and Family – I was so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. As a new neighbor, I only had a couple occasions to speak with Don. They were very pleasant conversations and I wish I had been able to visit more with him as he seemed like a man with a very rich history. I know Don will be missed and hold all of you in my thoughts at this time. Rest In Peace, Don.

  4. My deepest sympathies to Nancy, the kids, grandkids and all of Don’s family. He has touched our lives along with many others with his caring and supportive personality. I will miss our conversations and friendship and will continue to hold special memories close to my heart.

  5. We are so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Don and Nancy were a couple on Highland Lake that were held close. Don’s years on the HLPOA board were an asset to Highland Lake but his friendship, intuition and intelligence were something we greatly cherished.

    He will be sorely missed,

    Brad and Kristen Peek

  6. Hi Nancy, Kris, George and the rest of the family words can’t express however it’s with great love and pride my family and I take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt condolences, be comforted. Mr Don will be missed.

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