May 16, 2014 - September 24, 2014
Dorothy Ann Aikus, 62, a resident of Gurnee, Illinois for many years, most recently at Rolling Hills and Sunrise assisted living centers, passed away on September 24, 2014 after a lengthy struggle with Multiple System Atrophy. Dorothy was born on May 16, 1952 in Waukegan, IL, the daughter of the late Stanley and Christina Aikus. She graduated from the University of Illinois in 1974 with a degree in education, and later obtained a masters degree in education. Dorothy taught math in the Waukegan grade school system for 33 years, retiring in 2009. She was loved and remembered by many of her students, even years afterwards. Dorothy was a life-long resident of Lake County, Illinois. Dorothy is survived by her brother Albert (Kathy) Aikus, nephew Joey, nieces Kristi (Jay), Cynthia (Dan), and Sheila (Mike). She was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor and Patrick Dunne and parents Christina and Stanley Aikus. Dorothy was cared for and assisted in her struggles with her disease the last three years by Al, Kathy, and several dear friends, including Donna, Marilyn, Thom, Loretta, Margaret, Mary Jane, as well as other friends, relatives, and the many caregivers in the assisted living communities she lived at. She was very grateful for all of this support. Visitation will be from 10 – 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 6401 Gages Lake Rd, Gurnee, IL 60031; 847-918-0600. Funeral Mass will begin at 11 a.m. at the church. Entombment will follow at Ascension Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements under the care of Ringa Funeral Home. For more information, please call 847-356-2146 or visit www.RingaFuneralHome.com.
Dorothy Ann Aikus, 62, a resident of Gurnee, Illinois for many years, most recently at Rolling Hills and Sunrise assisted living centers, passed away on September 24, 2014 after a lengthy struggle with Multiple System Atrophy. Dorothy was born... View Obituary & Service Information
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