Suzanne M. Dopke, age 80, of McHenry, died Friday, February 28, 2014 at the home of her daughter in Wonder Lake.
She was born November 25, 1933 in Chicago to Kenneth and Mabel (Sawyer) Larson. On November 13, 1952 she married Ronald F. Dopke in Chicago.
Previously of Chicago and Northbrook, Suzanne shared a love for the open country with her husband and resided in McHenry for the past 39 years. After her children left home she was employed as a bus driver for McHenry School District 156 and Family Services.
She was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. Suzanne enjoyed traveling with her family, they loved the wide open spaces. She also like to crochet. loved raising her Great Dane dogs but she especially loved spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Ronald; five children, Kenneth (Kimberly A.) Dopke of McHenry, Ronald F. Dopke, Jr. of McHenry, Steven M. (Nancy) Dopke of New River, AZ., Cheryl S. (David) Fischer of Peoria, AZ., Kathleen A. (Mitchell) Sabaj of Wonder Lake; ten grandchildren, Jennifer L. (Timothy) Bodecker, Sarah (Bryan) DeBaets, Kristen Dopke, Nicholas J. (Brittany) Dopke, Heather Vanderhorst, Clayton C. Dopke, Bonnie S. Sabaj, Andrew P. Sabaj, Kenneth (Becky Goodman) Sabaj, Michael Fischer; eleven great grandchildren; and a sister, Bonnie Rielenger of Ohio
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014 at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, Il 60050.
Visitation will resume on Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Church, 404 N. Green Street, McHenry, IL 60050.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, the family suggests memorials to Helping Paws Animal Shelter, 2500 Harding Lane, Woodstock, IL 60098.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.