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Ellen Louise Van Doren

April 3, 1953 March 25, 2018
Ellen Louise Van Doren
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Ellen Louise Van Doren, age 64, of Westchester, formerly of Chicago and Melrose Park; beloved wife of Ron Van Doren; loving step-mother of Mark Van Doren of East Petersburg, PA; cherished grandmother of Hunter Van Doren of East Petersburg, PA, and special grandmother of Michaela Dennis of Forest Park, IL; dear sister of John C. (Carolyn) Wesolowski of Elmwood Park, IL; fond aunt of Don (Rachael) Jensen of Elmwood Park, IL, Elaine (Chris) Oliva of Elmwood Park, IL and John R. Wesolowski of Elmwood Park, IL; great-aunt of Donnie Jensen and Alexander Jensen of Elmwood Park, IL.

Ellen was born in Great Lakes, Illinois to the late John and the late Rosalie Wesolowski and raised in Elmwood Park, Illinois where she attended Saint Celestine Elementary School before moving on to Mother Guerin High School in River Grove. She attended Rosary and Triton College, earning an Associate’s Degree in Addiction Counseling. Ellen was actively involved as an Addiction Counselor with Northwest Youth Outreach in Chicago.

Ellen’s hobbies included Drama Clubs, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Reading and Storytelling. She was involved in the various choirs at Triton College. She sang on the European and Mexican Concert Tours and albums recorded following the tours. While a student, she participated in the “Night on Broadway” Musical Reviews, “Opera Night”, Chicago Flower Shows and sang for Mayor Daley’s St. Patrick Day Parties. She also performed in the Triton Alumni Choir’s productions: “Pure Imagination” and various singing engagements with the choirs thru the years. God gave her many talents which she used for his glory.

Visitation Saturday April 7th from 9 a.m. until time of service 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Oak Park, 820 Ontario St., Oak Park. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations to Joni and Friends, PO Box 6088, Alberta Lea, MN 56007-6688 (joniandfriends.org) are appreciated.

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Visitation

Saturday

7

Apr

9:00 AM 4/7/2018 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/7/2018 11:00:00 AM
First Baptist Church of Oak Park

820 Ontario Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

First Baptist Church of Oak Park
820 Ontario Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

7

Apr

11:00 AM 4/7/2018 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 4/7/2018 12:00:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Oak Park

820 Ontario Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

First Baptist Church of Oak Park
820 Ontario Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Joni and Friends Chicago

915 Harger Rd #105
Oak Brook, IL 60523
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