Dorothy Elizabeth Radloff, 73 of South Elgin, peacefully passed Tuesday, June 30, 2015 after a 7 year battle with cancer. Dorothy was comforted in her home by family during her time of passing. The daughter of Howard and Helen (Boyd) Martin she was born July 28, 1941 in Chicago, IL.
Dorothy proudly raised six children on her own, and was a compassionate, loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was the matriarch of the family, and dedicated her life to her children and grandchildren. As her son, Robert, would say she was the greatest mother on earth which all her children agree. She was an extremely strong woman with a will to live for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren enduring many trials and tribulations, including a liver transplant 6 years ago.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers.
She is survived by six children; Roy (Pam) Radloff of Indiana, Ted (Deborah) Radloff of Crest Hill, Robert Radloff of South Elgin, Alan Radloff of South Elgin, Elizabeth (Richard) Hamby of South Elgin, Misty Radloff of Florida; 14 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Lora Slaby and Helen Oldham; one brother, Richard Martin. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Lakewood Memorial Park Cemetery located 30W730 US Highway Route 20 in Elgin. For more information please feel free to contact the O’Connor – Leetz Funeral Home, Elgin. (847) 741-1400.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to: Northwestern Memorial Foundation, 251 E. Huron Street, Suite 3-200, Chicago, IL 60611. Make checks out to: Northwestern Memorial Foundation. In the notes section of the check please designate for: Northwestern Comprehensive Transplant Center.