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Dolores D. Wehling

December 26, 1928 - May 10, 2020

  • Funeral
  • November 13, 2021 | 11:00 A.M.
  • St. Marys Catholic Church
    400 Fulton Street
    Elgin, Illinois
  • Burial Location
Dolores D. Wehling, 91, passed away peacefully at her home in St. Charles, Illinois on May 10, 2020 with her family by her side.  She was affectionately known as “Tudi” to her friends and family.  She was born on December 26, 1928 in Huntley, Illinois to Mildred (née Kasin) Richardson and Charles Richardson.  She married Thomas G. Wehling, Sr. on November 24, 1951.
Dolores graduated from Elgin High School in Elgin, Illinois in 1946 and went on to attend college at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.  After her marriage, she and Thomas settled in Aurora, Illinois where they raised their family.  She was a devoted wife and mother who was involved in many church and civic organizations including those at St. Rita Church and Holy Angels Church in Aurora, Illinois and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Elgin, Illinois where she grew up. She was a long-time member of the Aurora Women’s Club and the Arts Society of St. Charles for which she chaired a cookbook fundraising project titled Curtain Calls published in 1996.  Dolores was an accomplished pianist who instilled a love of music in her children.  She was also an avid Chicago sports fan and political news enthusiast.
Dolores is survived by her children Susan Rogaliner, Thomas Wehling, Jr., Jane Reuss, Gail Wehling, and Carol Wehling; her grandchildren Amy Rogaliner, Adam Wehling, Kevin (Mayella) Wehling, Anne Reuss, and Cameron Reuss; and her great granddaughter Jessa Wehling.

Dolores was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Thomas G. Wehling, Sr., her parents, her sister Phyllis (née Richardson) O’Brien, and her brother Kenneth Richardson.

Dolores, who was quietly devoted to her faith, will be forever remembered for her kindness, her loving and caring heart, her wisdom and her bright sense of humor.  She will be missed by all who knew her.

A memorial mass will be officiated by Reverend Chris Kuhn, Pastor, Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 400 Fulton Street, Elgin, Illinois.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 400 Fulton Street, Elgin, Illinois 60120.


Sue Batina from Wheaton, IL

"Gail and family, My condolences to you all, and I hope you find some comfort in all the great memories and time spent with your Mom. She was special. Sue"

Sue Batina from Wheaton, IL

"Gail and family, My condolences and I hope you find some comfort in the memories and time spent with your Mom. She was special. Sue"

Skip Meyer from Wheaton , IL

"So loved Aunt Tudi. Such a wonderful and caring person. Remember her strong faith. So many memories through the years. Very glad she was able to see the Garden at the Care Center where I live. Was an honor and delight to make her gifts in Ceramics. May we all have her kind and loving spirit."

Skip Meyer from Wheaton , IL

"Remember fondly Aunt Tudi. Very kind and caring always. So many great memories through the years. She did have a strong and quiet faith. It was special that she saw the Garden at the Center where I reside. Was an honor and pleasure to make her gifts in Ceramics. May we always work to have her kindness and spirit."

Cheryl D Lawson from Des Plaines, IL

"My condolences to the Wehling Family. I enjoy conversations with you mother when lunching at her home with Gail. Such a sweet woman. Thankful I had the pleasure to meet her."

Fran Torralba from St. Charles, IL

"My deepest sympathy and prayers, the Wehling family🙏"

Sherry Martin from Sugar Grove, IL

"Growing up with Gail one of my favorite things to do was run in to her mom and have a chat. Delores could cover every topic and before you knew it you had spent an hour just enjoying the art of conversation. Best to all of you Wehling’s on the loss of your dear, sweet mother! She will always have a warm spot in my heart. Sherry Martin"

Kristen Zeller from Naperville , IL

"I would like to send my heartfelt condolences to the Wehling family in the loss of your loving Grandma Dolores. I had meat her a couple of times with the entire Wehling family for special events like Mayella and Kevin's Wedding . I bet Dolores was very proud to be at the Wedding watching Kevin getting married , and hearing Adam's Best Man Speach to Kevin . IAM sure that your Gramdma is watching over you , and protecting you . And to enjoy life . Dolores will be deeply missed."

Donna Nameth from Pittsburgh, PA

"Dear Gail & Family My sincere sympathy on the loss of your dear mother. You are in my thoughts and Prayers."

mary wehling from Phoenix, AZ

"To all the Family of my Aunt Dolores, very sorry for your loss. Was hoping to see her once more for the mini reunion in the Fall. Saying a spiritual bouquet of 12 rosaries for the next 12 Sundays, glorious mysteries."

Georgia and Gary Mickey from Aurora , IL

"So sorry to hear of your loss. Your Mom was a wonderful lady and we remember her well."

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