Dorothy Carlberg (nee Bartos), 89, died on Aug. 21, 2018.
Born on Sept. 16, 1928, she graduated from Good Counsel High School in 1945 and briefly attended DePaul University where she met Victor Carlberg. They married in 1950 and raised five children in LaGrange Park and Westmont.
For Ms. Carlberg, family always came first. She involved herself with virtually all of her children’s activities, from ballet, baseball and pet parades.
She spent much of her later years investigating her eastern European roots, especially her Polish ties, which entailed several trips to Poland. This interest with the Polish language greatly facilitated her genealogical studies.
Ms. Carlberg loved music, particularly Bobby Vinton. She was smart and sassy, wacky and witty, boisterous and bling-y, and she once almost read a book. A bright, quick laugh that filled the room has quieted, but its echoes reverberate still.
She is survived by her children, Sandy (Gary), Tom, John (Sheila), Tim (Maureen) and Sue; her grandchildren, Vanessa (Matt), Erica, Matt (Mandy), Anne (Phillip), Aeryn (Andrew), Jennifer (Josh) and Dave; and her 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward George and Rose Martina Agatha Bartos; her husband, Victor; and her son, Geoffrey.
Services have been held. Interment was at All Saints Cemetery.
The family appreciates memorials to Ronald McDonald House Charities, 110 North Carpenter St., Chicago, 60607.
Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.