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Dorothy Mary Lundeen-Coleman

February 2, 1930 - October 22, 2017

Dorothy Mary Lundeen-Coleman Dorothy Mary Lundeen-Coleman
    October 27, 2017 | 4:00-8:00 pm
  • Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles
  • October 28, 2017 | 10:30 am
  • St Patrick Downtown Church
  • Burial Location
    Prairie Cemetery

Dorothy Mary Lundeen-Coleman
Dorothy died peacefully at the age of 87 on October 22, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was at her home in St. Charles, Illinois. Until the very end Dorothy was active in real estate working in the industry for over 60 years with most of that time at Coleman Land Company.
Dorothy was born February 2nd, 1930 in St. Charles, Illinois to Arthur and Julia Vanthournout. She had five brothers and no sisters. Dorothy graduated from St. Charles High School in 1948. After graduating from high school she started working at Coleman Land Company and in the early 60’s she started selling real estate and continued to sell until shortly before she passed away. Dorothy had a lifelong goal to keep her whole family close. She was the rock that every family needs and will be missed by everyone.
Dorothy always preached that you tell it like it is and whatever happens good or bad so be it.
Dorothy would want you to pick up your phone and call all your family members just to say hello!

Dorothy is survived by her two sons, Robert Lundeen and his wife Carrie who live in St. Charles, Illinois and David Lundeen and his wife Julie who live in DeKalb, Illinois, Son-in-law Jeff Shimp, who lives in Grand Haven, Michigan. She is also survived by two brothers, Robert Vanthournout who lives in Hampshire and Don Vanthournout and his wife Marilynn who live in Elgin, Illinois. Her other two sister-in-laws JoAnn Vanthournout from St. Charles, Illinois and Jan Vanthournout from Batavia, Illinois. Dorothy has 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren along with a boat load of nieces and nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Coleman from St. Charles, Illinois. Her daughter Joy Shimp from Grand Haven, Michigan her parents Arthur and Julia Vanthournout from St. Charles, Illinois three brothers; Arthur Vanthournout and his wife Dorothy from Geneva, Illinois. Henry Vanthournout from St. Charles, Illinois and Richard Vanthournout from Batavia, Illinois. Her sister-in-law Lorain Vanthournout from Hampshire, Illinois.
Funeral Mass will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday, October 28, 2017, at St. Patrick Downtown Catholic Church, 400 W. Cedar Street, St. Charles, IL 60174. Visitation will be 4-8:00 P.M. Friday, October 27, 2017, at Yurs Funeral Home 405 E. Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174. Burial will be at Prairie Cemetery, St. Charles Township. Contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society.

To leave an online condolence for the family, visit the funeral home’s obituary page at For more information, please call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, 630-584-0060.


Anne Rockwell Healy from Richardson, TX

"I'm sorry to learn of Dorothy's passing. She was a wonderful woman, a friend, a high school classmate and hosted the best of the Class of 1948 reunion gatherings in her home for years and years! Prayers are with all her family (especially the two good looking "boys" and their lovely wives who tend a mean bar!) in the days ahead. May God's blessing be with you."

John McEnroe from Aurora, IL

"My sincere fond wishes to Dorothy's large extended family. As another local Realtor I have many good memories of Dorothy and Coleman Land Company. She was very professional and was a joy to be around. Our prayers are with you."

Bobbie Gerbrecht Grayson from Batavia, IL

"My heart is heavy for Dorothy's family and friends. Dorothy was kind and generous, always helpful when called upon to assist others. In the many instances when I called upon her as a fellow realtor to do an appraisal or to ask for advice on any real estate matter she was most helpful and gracious. She will be missed by many, and my prayers are with her family as they move through the coming weeks."

Marla Burger from Geneva, IL

"My deepest sympathy to all of you. Dorothy was a wonderful woman with aa great smile and a love of people. Bob and David, I’m sure you heard the story of Dorothy setting up my first date with my future husband while my roommate and I were living in your home during our student teaching. For that, I was always grateful! I regret I am unable to attend the services but you will be in my thoughts and prayers."

Gwen and Bill Zeiter from St. Charles, IL

"We are so sorry for your loss. Dorothy was in our lives for over 45 years, first finding us a building for our first business (she told us we would have to talk the current owner into it and then help with his going out of business sale) then selling us our first and only home 43 years ago. As she showed us through the house she carried our soon to be one year old daughter around the whole time. She then said that although it was very hot out, she was sure Kara had a fever and she did. I am not sure why I always remembered that. We were downtown with businesses until a few years ago when we retired and always credited Dorothy for our start. Into her 8o's she would stop in, always in high heels, to ask about something or just to say, "hi". She was just always energizing and will be so missed."

Doug Van De Mark from Geneva, IL

"Losing someone special like Dorothy always leaves a void with those left behind. She was a great colleague and a valuable mentor in my early years in's up to us to carry on her memory. My condolences to the entire family."

Frank and Judy (Johnson) Doyle from San Ramon, CA

"Dorothy was a wonderful, caring person. I was so happy to see her and reconnect at our Vanthournout family reunion at her home, after many lost years, due to distance. She and the family are in our prayers! She was our amazing example!"

Debi & Bruce Joy from Campton Hills, IL

"Bruce & I met Dorothy through a friend at McDonald's one Sunday morning and it didn't take long for Dorothy to become more than just an acquaintance. A group of us would meet every Sunday morning and share life's happenings. Dorothy always the story teller. She was the sunshine of the group, making us laugh. And every Sunday afternoon on her way to her son's house for dinner, she'd "beep" her horn when she passed our house and made us smile. She will truly be missed."

Candace Moline from Geneva, IL

"I was so sad to be out of state last weekend and unable to attend the services for cousin Dorothy. She will always be remembered for her big smile and and eager to meet way. We first cousins were so gifted by her effort to unite us all last fall for a reunion in her beautiful back yard. She and cousin Stanley threw an amazing weekend that connected us all. It is a memory we will cherish. My condolences to all who held Dorothy dear. She will be missed."

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