Dorothy A. Sutkowski
December 3, 1922-January 27, 2021
Dorothy A. Sutkowski age 98, of Richardson, Texas, formerly of Munster, IN and Naperville, IL entered into the gates of Heaven on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
She is survived by one son, Mark (Jane) Sutkowski of Naperville, IL who recently moved to Richardson, TX; three grandchildren: Jared (Lydia), Justin (Stacey) Sutkowski and Julie (James) Roberts; eleven great grandchildren: Levi, Noah, Asher, Mackenna, Caleb, Lucas, Grayson Sutkowski, Mason, Hannah, Haylie and Tripp Roberts; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of dear friends.
Preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Leonard Sutkowski; parents: Mark and Minnie Yoder; siblings: Bill (Ann) Yoder and Mildred (Thomas) Fisher.
Dorothy was born and raised in Hammond, a graduate of Hammond High class of 1940. She was active in sports like field hockey, tennis and bowling. Dorothy served as a American Red Cross volunteer “gray lady” during WWII, she worked many jobs including at Standard Equipment as a book keeper and comptometer operator for 15 years, White Insurance in Hammond, the Boy Scouts of America office in Munster, and School City of Hammond in the special reading program. Dorothy was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ and a longtime faithful member of First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for over 55 years, including the Beginner 2 Department and the high school girls. She faithfully served in the Women’s Missionary Society, Pastor Schools and special events. Some her favorite things were dogs ,“schnauzers”, chocolate cake and turtles “she had a big sweet tooth”, and of course her Chicago Cubs who she cheered on since the 1920’s; she followed them to spring training for many years staying with her niece and nephew in the Phoenix area; Dorothy was honored as one of the oldest Cub fans during a game in AZ and at Wrigley Field. People loved her smile, encouragement and generous heart. She loved the Lord and was a “good and faithful servant”.
Friends are invited to meet with the family for visitation on Friday, February 5, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Bocken Funeral Home 7042 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, (Hessville). Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. DIRECTLY at Memory Lane Memorial Park 6305 West Lincoln Highway in Crown Point with Pastor John Wilkerson officiating, graveside burial will follow. A viewing will take place on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Missions Department of First Baptist Church. For more information contact Bocken Funeral Home at 219-844-1600 or www.bockenfunerals.com.
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