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Dorothy Stenke

09/12/1919 - 01/09/2010

Dorothy Bernice Stenke of Scottsdale, AZ (formerly of Northlake and Country Club Hills, IL) passed away to be with our Lord on Saturday, January 9, 2010, at Scottsdale Healthcare Hospital surrounded by her family. Dorothy was born on September 12, 1919 in Chicago, IL to Walter and Mabel Denhoff. She graduated from East Leyden High School in Franklin Park, IL in 1937. On August 31, 1940 she married Wilbert Charles Stenke in River Grove, IL. Beloved and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Dorothy’s center in life was her family. Always gracious, giving and caring for others, Dorothy’s home was always a welcome haven. In addition to her parents and her brother Wallace Denhoff, Dorothy was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 44 years. She is survived by her brother, Wilbert (Joan) Denhoff, sister-in-law, Ann Denhoff; her children, Shirley (Larry) Berger, Linda Wisniewski, Catherine Borem, Marsha (Gary) Bretz, Deborah Stenke, Janice Finan, Patricia Cote, David (Mishelle) Stenke and Kenneth Stenke; 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren. A wake will be held at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 E. University Dr., Mesa on Thursday, January 14, from 6 to 8 PM. Funeral services are Friday, January 15, at 11 a.m. at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa. A second wake will be held at Chapel Hill Gardens South, 11333 S. Central Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL on Wednesday, January 20, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. with internment to follow. For additional information, please contact Bunker’s Garden Chapel in Mesa at 480-964-8686 or Chapel Hill Gardens South in Oak Lawn at 708-636-1200.

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