Dorothy Becklenberg

Dorothy Becklenberg, 102, nee Plotz, of Shelbyville, KY, formerly of Winnetka, IL, passed away peacefully at the Masonic Home of Shelbyville on Aug 25th, 2013. She is the much-loved wife of the late Fred, Jr. and the devoted mother of 8 children: the late Fred, III; Bobbie (the late Fran) McManus; the late Bro. Paul, SJ; John (MaryAnn); Marianne (Bob) Franz; Marty; Dolly (Dave) Moser; and Marie (Stephen) Biagi. She will be greatly and sadly missed by her 20 grandchildren, numerous granddaughters - and grandsons-in-law, and her 30 precious great-grandchildren. Dorothy is pre-deceased by her loving parents, Paul and Loretto Plotz, and her beloved sister Anne (the late Gene) Carmichael. Dorrie had a life-long love of music, and her favorite pastime was gathering dear friends and family around her piano for an old-fashioned sing-along. Until very recently, she would often entertain at various nursing homes, most especially at her current home, The Masonic Home in Shelbyville, where she was also a member of their Bell Choir. Visitation will be held before services on Sat., Aug 31st, at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 1077 Tower Rd, Winnetka, Illinois. Dorothy's loving nephew, Fr. Gene Carmichael, SJ, will officiate at the funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow immediately at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines, Illinois.

Funeral Home

Shannon Funeral Service
1124 West Main St. Shelbyville, KY 40066
Published in The Sentinel-News from Aug. 27 to Sept. 3, 2013