Dorothy “Dee” Panko, nee Pandell

Dorothy “Dee” Panko, nee Pandell, age 58, of Brookfield. Beloved wife of the late Steven Mark Panko; fond mother of Robert D. (Katie Grunow) Garapolo; sister of Gail (Joseph) Bartelt; aunt of Rita (Shawn) Ligeikis. Visitation Friday, November 21, 2014, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. Lying in State Saturday, November 22, 2014, at 10:30 A.M. to Time of Service 11 A.M. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2317 Wolf Road, Hillside. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.  Memorials appreciated to Animal Welfare League Development Office, 10305 Southwest Highway, Chicago Ridge, IL 60415. Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Denny and Larry Tobleck condolence:

    So sorry to hear about Dottie. She was a very special person.

  2. Debby (Rus) Richey condolence:

    So sorry about my grade school friend Dorothy. My twin sister, Pam, and I lived on the next block in La Grange Park. We would walk to grade school together and play after school. She was a dear friend all those years. Prayers and thoughts are with Dee’s family. Rest in Peace my dear friend. I will remember the fun we had growing up!

  3. Rich & Sue Buresh condolence:

    Our deepest sympathies to your family. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

  4. Thomas Johnson condolence:

    My condolences to your family! You are in my prayers. I worked for many years with Dee at Loyola and recently we have been talking practically every day. I will miss her very much! R.I.P. Dee

  5. Adam M. condolence:

    You won’t be forgotten Ofc. Dee. My condolences to the family.

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