Dorothy J. Norum

  • Born: October 6, 1936
  • Died: September 2, 2019
  • Location: Wonder Lake, Illinois

Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory

591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
Tel. (815) 385-0063

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother, Aunt, Cousin and Friend

Dorothy J. Norum, age 82, passed away in Barrington, with her daughter by her side, on Monday, September 2, 2019, after a short illness. She was born in Chicago on October 6, 1936.
During her early years, Dorothy was a dispatcher for the Arlington Heights Police Department and later worked and retired as a dispatcher for the Island Lake Police Department. She also owned and operated 6 Pines Wildlife. Dorothy was the matriarch of the family; they meant the world to her and her to them. She will be sorely missed by many.
She is survived by her loving children: Deb Steinbraker, Scott (Brenda) Allen, Jeff Allen, Greg (Amy) Allen; cherished grandchildren: Jason (Heather) Allen, Ashley (Shawn) Hansler, Whitney Steinbraker, Matthew, Joshua, Jenelle, Jeff, Nikki, Kasie, Nina, Jack, Corey, Brandyn, Melanie; adoring great-grandchildren: Jordon, Jacob, Wyatt, Alaric, Olivia and many nieces, nephews and cousins
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Norum; grandson, Keith Allen and brother Elmer "Red" Heron.
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 3pm to 8pm, at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm sorry to learn of Dorothy's passing. I knew her from the police job. We would have so many laughs when I stopped in at the P.D.. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Richard J. Vance - Woodstock, IL   September 09, 2019

Dear Deb, Greg, Scott and Jeff - We are heartbroken to hear about you losing your mom. Your house was like a second home to me growing up and your mom was like a second mom. She was such a sweet lady and I loved her love of animals and how she helped to rescue them my hero! I know mom thought of her as a good friend and always enjoyed their conversations. Our deepest condolences to you and the grandkids and great grandkids. Thinking of you and sending our love, Lisa and the Wiederhold family.

Posted by Wiederhold Family - Arlington Heights, IL - Neighbor   September 08, 2019

I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a wonderful lady. May God be with you all in your time of need. May Dotty rest in peace.

Posted by janice jenkins - Woodstock, IL - Family Friend   September 05, 2019

My heart goes out to you Deb, Jeff, Scott & Greg during this very difficult time. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Posted by Lisa Hoban-DiVita - Rolling Meadows, IL - Friend   September 05, 2019

Deepest Sympathy's goes out to all of the Family.....May She RIP....

Posted by Randy Jeschke - McHenry, IL - Friend   September 04, 2019

Rest in peace Auntie, much love.

Posted by Debrah Ann Geever - Richmond, IL - Family   September 04, 2019

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