Dorothy “Dee” Panko, 58, of Brookfield, died Nov. 19, 2014.

Ms. Panko was born Feb. 21, 1956. She married Steven Mark Panko, who preceded his wife in death, and worked as a security employee at a hospital.

She was the mother of Robert D. (Katie Grunow) Garapolo; the sister of Gail (Joseph) Bartelt; and the aunt of Rita (Shawn) Ligeikis.

A funeral service was held Nov. 22 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hillside, followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park.

Memorial donations are appreciated to the Animal Welfare League, Development Office, 10305 Southwest Highway, Chicago Ridge, Illinois, 60415.

Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.