Marla Ann Dorf nee Palmer passed away peacefully surrounded by family Saturday, September 11, 2021, after a long battle with cancer, she was 70 years old. Marla is survived by her husband of 37 years Steve, her son Sammy (Fiance Hannah Tyrrell) Dorf, daughter Jaclyn (Scott) Axonovitz , two grandchildren Cooper and Sloane Axonovitz and her sister Monica (Jeff) Biegel. It wouldn't be right to say that Marla lost a battle to cancer, because she never stopped fighting. No matter the day, the diagnosis…her spirit never wavered. She was the definition of strength and resilience; there was no quit in Marla. Everyone that knows Marla knows that she was the most giving, positive, and selfless person around.? Marla lived her life for others & devoted her love to her family.? From her home in Deerfield, IL where her and her husband Steve raised two beautiful children. To the shores of Lake Michigan where Marla and Steve built their "heaven on earth" in Michiana, Michigan, "Happy Marla" was the queen of this "country" town.? A Saturday morning walk down the lake road was filled with conversations with life long friends.? "Happy Marla" loved nothing more than engraining her two grandchildren into the Michiana community. In the kitchen Marla came to life.? From her pizza, to rice casserole &? her famous sausage & peppers, all her special dishes were known to anyone who was lucky enough to grace her kitchen.? But don't let the sauce stains on the apron fool you.? Always dressed to the nines with her hair, nails, and makeup done impeccably, Marla was a lady through and through. Service Tuesday 1PM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd. (at Niles Center Road) Skokie. Interment Westlawn. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Keshet, 610 Academy Drive, Northbrook, Illinois 60062 https://www.keshet.org/
To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822, www.cjfinfo.com
Published by Chicago Tribune from Sep. 13 to Sep. 14, 2021.