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Dorothy L. Benson
(January 24, 1925 - December 4, 2013)

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Dorothy L. Benson

Dorothy L. Benson, 88, of Sycamore died Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at the DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center.

She was born January 24, 1925 in Clare. The daughter of Alfred and Mamie (Walker) Olson. She married Harry L. Benson on June 28, 1947 in Sycamore.

Dorothy was a secretary at Chicago Title and Trust Company, a cook for the Sycamore school district, and a bookkeeper for Ben Franklin, Farmer's Grain and Lumber, WSQR radio and Browns County Market.

She enjoyed playing the accordion and had a lot of fun playing in the accordion band. Her love for cooking made for many wonderful family dinners. She adored her grandchildren and had a passion for sewing.

Dorothy was a life-long member of Salem Lutheran Church of Sycamore and a long time member of the South Burlington Ladies Aid.

Survivors include her 3 sons, David (Dianne) Benson of Sycamore, Gerald (Deborah) Benson of Clare and Dale (Debra) Benson of DeKalb; 5 grandchildren, Darcy (Marty) Didio, Dana (Dan) Wyzard, Lynelle (T.J.) Lynd, Brett (Ashley) Benson and Andrew (Lindsey) Benson; 8 great grandchildren, Garrett, Samantha, Aiden, Cooper, Olivia, Elliott, Emmett and Remy; one sister, Marie Carlson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harry in 2008; and 2 brothers, Leroy and Lloyd Olson.

Her Funeral Service will be on Saturday, Dec. 7th at 11:00 AM at the Salem Lutheran Church, 1145 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, with Rev. Robert C. Kinnear officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Friday from 4:00-7:00 PM at the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory in Sycamore.

Memorials for Dorothy Benson can be made to the Salem Lutheran Church, Sycamore, or for the activity fund at the DeKalb Co. Rehab and Nursing Center in care of the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178. For info or to sign the online guest book, go to www.ButalaFuneralHomes.com or call 815-895-2833.

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