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Dorothy Marie (Hermann) Buchta

March 1, 1928 ~ February 7, 2018 (age 89)

Dorothy Marie Buchta

(nee Hermann)

Age 89 of Diamond, and formerly of Cicero and Brookfield, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Morris Hospital.

Born March 1, 1928 in Cicero, Illinois, Dorothy Marie was a daughter of Nicholas and Olga (nee Kazda) Hermann. She was raised and educated in Cicero and graduated from Morton East High School with the class of 1946. On June 12, 1948, Dorothy married Joseph Buchta at Our Lady of the Mount in Cicero. Together they started their family and called Brookfield, Illinois home for forty plus years. Dorothy was a devoted wife and mother and proudly took on the role of homemaker. She was a long time member of St. Barbara Parish of Brookfield until relocating to Diamond, Illinois where she became active in the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Coal City. Dorothy was also a member of the Czechoslovak Society of America, as well as a Girl Scout leader.

In her free time Dorothy enjoyed many activities which included bowling, roller skating, camping, doing puzzles, knitting, baking, playing bingo and bingo scratch off cards. She was a huge Los Angeles Dodgers fan who also enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. Dorothy's most treasured times were spent taking care of and spending time with her family. She was also proud to be a lifelong honor roll recipient.

Survivors include her four daughters: Cynthia Buchta of Diamond, Cheryl (Paul) Hacholski of Westchester, Carol Buchta of Crest Hill and Christine (Tim) Kancler of Braidwood; two grandchildren: Mathew Kancler of Nashville, Tennessee and Kristina Kancler of Braidwood; her twin sister: Dolores Martini of Addison and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 60 years; brothers: Bill Hermann and Charles Horn; sister: Lillian Hermann; grandson: Marty Hacholski, as well as one niece and three nephews.

Visitation and video tribute will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 N. Broadway (one block north of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City. Funeral services will follow in Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, 215 South Kankakee Street in Coal City at 11:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Reverend Robert Noesen presiding.

Burial will be in Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois where Dorothy will be laid to rest with her husband Joseph. For those wishing to attend, committal services in the chapel are scheduled for 1:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made as gifts in Dorothy's memory to  the Assumption Catholic Church Building Fund, 195 S. Kankakee St., Coal City, IL 60416.

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Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City. (815-634-2125)

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