Dorothy A. Perk (nee Kotek), 87, a longtime resident of North Riverside, died Jan. 11, 2015 at the Saratoga Grove Nursing Home in Downers Grove.

Ms. Perk was born in Chicago on June 22, 1927 and lived in North Riverside for more than 80 years. In addition to being a homemaker, she was a Riverside Township election judge for more than 20 years.

She was the wife of the late James J. Perk; the mother of Gail (John) Henzl and Phyllis (Charles) Sobus; the grandmother of Lauren Henzl; the sister of Joyce (Frank) Sternisha; and the aunt of Glenn and Sandra. She was also survived by her grand-dog, Remy.

Visitation will be on Thursday, Jan. 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, 2447 Desplaines Ave. in North Riverside. Interment is at Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park.

Memorial donations are appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Association ( or UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago (