Dolores Ann Christopher, nee Bertram passed away peacefully in February. She was 93 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband Anthony (Mike) Christopher.
Dolores was the loving mother of Mary Christopher of Glen Ellyn, Margaret Salyer, wife of Richard Salyer of Glen Ellyn, Martha Berntsen, wife of James Berntsen of San Diego, California.
Marilyn Christopher of San Diego, California. And Marcia Bigsby, wife of Brent Bigsby of San Diego, California. She was a dear grandmother of Dillon Cook, husband of Tricia Leschinger Cook of Glen Ellyn, Emily VanTassel, wife of John VanTassel of Glen Ellyn, Eleanor Horvath, wife of Steven Horvath of Glen Ellyn, Mollie Berntsen of Seattle Washington and Gracie Berntsen of San Diego, California. She was a sweet great grandmother to Gavin Cook, Declan Cook, Teddy Horvath and Joey Horvath. And she was Aunt of many nieces and nephews.
The visitation is planned for Monday, February 24 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm At Leonard Funeral Home in Glen Ellyn.The Funeral Mass is planned for Tuesday at 10:00 am at St. Petronille Catholic Church in Glen Ellyn. Internment will follow at Assumption Cemetery in Winfield.
Dolores was affectionately known as Aunt Doll or Dolly to friends and family. She worked at Illinois Bell Telephone Company as a telephone operator when she was a young woman. She returned to work at the phone company after her husband passed away, until her retirement.
Dolores grew up and was married in Berwyn. She and Anthony, who was known as Mike to all, lived there and joined the Loyal Order of the Moose where they volunteered. She and Mike moved to Warrenville in 1959. Dolores was an accomplished pianist and played the organ at St. Irenes Catholic Church in Warrenville. She lived there until she retired to California where she enjoyed watching young Gracie and Mollie grow up.
Her grandchildren liked to call her grandma Dolly. With her characteristic humor, Dolores began to refer to herself as G. Dolly, which caught on with all the children! Our G. Dolly loved her babies and she will be truly missed for her quirky sense of humor, her endurance, and her love.
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