Doris (Dottie) Hope Ander, (Corden)

American FlagDoris (Dottie) Hope Ander, (Corden), age 94 of Elmhurst died at home under hospice care on December 18, 2014. She was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island to Emily Longbottom and Frederick Corden. Dottie served in the United States Marines during World War II, where she met her future husband, Navy Petty Officer Lloyd Ander. They married in 1944 in Norman, Oklahoma. After the war, they moved to the Chicago area and bought a home in Stickney, Illinois, where they lived until their recent move to a senior residential facility in Elmhurst, Illinois.

They raised four sons: Michael (Linda) of Sleepy Hollow, Illinois; Paul (Arlis) of Naples, Florida; Gary (Libby) of Durham, North Carolina and Kris (Mary) of Westchester, Illinois. In addition to her husband and children, also surviving are her brother Artie, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Dottie was preceded in death by her brother Fred and sisters Marguerite and Louise.

Dottie was an active member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Berwyn for more than 60 years and had many friends in the church and local community. She volunteered at Brookfield Zoo for over 30 years and delivered Meals on Wheels for 25 years.

Visitation will be on Sunday, December 21, 2014, from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street Brookfield, IL 60513. Lying in state Monday, December 22, 2014, from 10 A.M. to Time of Service 10:30 A.M. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 130 W. Butterfield Road, Elmhurst. Interment Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Brookfield Zoo by calling 708-688-8317 or sending to Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield Zoo, 3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL 60513. On-line donations may be made to Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. The Childers Family condolence:

    Our condolences to Lloyd and the entire family. We always loved Dottie’s smile and wit. I’m sure she is with our Lord parking the car in Barr Harbor, as she and Lloyd used to say. May the Lord bless and keep you.
    The Childers Family
    (Concordia Family displaced in Texas)

  2. Jim & Kathy Bryant condolence:

    Our heartfelt condolences to all of Dottie’s family. She was an amazing woman and will remain in our hearts forever. Jim and Kathy Bryant

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