DOROTHY M. YOUNGREN | 1927 - 2013 | Obituary

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Born: May 22, 1927
Died: February 08, 2013

Dorothy Marilyn Youngren, 85, of Rockford, Illinois, formerly of DeKalb, died Friday, February 8, 2013, at P.A. Peterson Center for Health, Rockford.

Born May 22, 1927, in Durand, the daughter of C. Lawrence and H. Mildred (Christenson) Larson, she married Emmett A. Youngren on November 1, 1947, in Rockford.

She was a 1945 graduate of East Rockford High School. Dorothy worked for Culligan Water in DeKalb for 20 years, after working at J.C. Penney’s and Montgomery Ward’s stores. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in DeKalb, DeKalb County Farm Bureau and Prime Timers.

Dorothy’s family thanks the staff of P.A. Peterson Center for Health and Hospice Care of America for their loving care. She is survived by her children, Beverly (James) Ross of Rockford and David (Becki) Youngren of Sheridan, Wyoming; grandchildren, Jason Ross, Dan Ross, Brian (Jennie) Youngren, Amy (Cody) Wilson and Jennifer (Anthony) Tarver; great-grandchildren, Austin, Braden, Courtney, Brogan and Alexa Youngren, Bailee, Jesse and Jenna Wilson, and Vivian and Anna Tarver; brothers, John (Phyllis) Larson of Las Vegas and Ronald Larson of Tinley Park; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett in 2012; and a brother, Paul Larson.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 16, at First Lutheran Church, 324 North Third Street, DeKalb, with the Rev. Dr. Janet Hunt officiating. A reception will follow. Burial of cremated remains will follow on a later date at Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Dorothy M. Youngren Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.

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