Dorothy Vanthournout, 79, Lifelong Geneva Resident, Longtime Secretary at Geneva Grade Schools
- Deceased's name: Dorothy A. Vanthournout
- Age: 79
- Date: Feb. 8, 2012
- Hometown: Geneva
- Survived by: Her sons Stephen (Lynn) of St. Paul, MN, and Jeff (Mitzi) of Chanhassen, MN; and daughter Lynn (Brian) Knauf of Aurora.
Dorothy A. Vanthournout, 79, of Geneva died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at Delnor Community Hospital surrounded by family.
She was born March 26, 1932, the daughter of Demi and Evelyn (McBreen) Nelson in Geneva, IL.
Dorothy attended Geneva schools, graduating from Geneva High School in 1949. She was a longtime secretary of Sixth Street and Fourth Street Schools. Dorothy was a dedicated volunteer serving as Cub Scout den mother, Brownie leader and later as a volunteer at the Geneva History Center. Dorothy loved to relax with a good book and she also enjoyed vacationing in St. Germain, WI, and spending time with her grandkids.
She is survived by her sons Stephen (Lynn) of St. Paul, MN, and Jeff (Mitzi) of Chanhassen, MN; and daughter Lynn (Brian) Knauf of Aurora. She was a devoted grandmother to 11 grandchildren Lyndsey, Lauren, Lesley and Stephen VanThournout, Matthew (Jana) Vanthournout, Kathryn (Nick) Corona and Cody VanThournout, Benjamin, Daniel, Nathan and Sarah Knauf; and three great grandchildren Cooper Corona, Jordan Corona and Gabriel Aguirre. She will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving husband, Arthur, Jr, parents, brother Robert Nelson and sister Dolores Jean Nelson.
Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday Feb. 11, at the Malone Funeral Home, 324 East State St., Geneva, with Father Bernard Schaefer officiating.
Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Geneva.
Visitation will be held 10 a.m. Saturday Feb. 11, until the time of the service at the Malone Funeral Home, Geneva.
Memorials to the Geneva History Center, 113 South Third Street, Geneva, IL 60134 would be greatly appreciated.
For more information, call 630-232-8233.
This notice and photo are courtesy of Malone Funeral Home.