Dorothy J. Takacs (Zameic)
Age 83 of Joliet, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at Lightways Hospice in Joliet.
Dorothy was born in Joliet to Joseph and Mary Zameic on May 3, 1939. She graduated from Joliet Central High School and then attended Silver Cross Nursing School from 1957 until 1960.
In October of 1961, she married Terrance Takacs and together they raised two daughters, Susan and Sally.
Dorothy worked as a registered nurse at Silver Cross Hospital for 30 years. She retired from nursing at age 50 to enjoy her yard, her home and her cats.
Dorothy loved all kinds of animals. One of her favorite ways to pass time was to sit at the kitchen table and watch the variety of birds at the bird feeder. Rabbits, squirrels, ducks and coyotes were some of the other creatures that visited the backyard, always to Dorothy’s enjoyment.
Gardening was also a passion of Dorothy’s, and she could often be found in her backyard, tending to her beautiful flower pots, flower beds and huge tomato plants.
Dorothy loved holidays and decorated the house and her geese for all of them. Dorothy had an extensive collection of Santas and cats and enjoyed displaying them for others to enjoy as well. Dorothy also loved Slovenian cuisine, particularly potica, cabbage rolls and strudels.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents: Joseph Zameic and Mary Planick; her step-father: Louis Planick; her brothers: Joseph and Raymond Zameic; her sister: Marie Menozzi, and her nephews: Greg Menozzi and David Zameic.
She is survived by her daughters: Susan Takacs (Alex Lin), Sally Takacs, her nieces: Debra Zameic, Linda Powalish (Glen Powalish), Renee Rozman (Paul Rozman), Jeanine Prest (Lewis Prest) and Jennifer Zameic, and one nephew: Gary Menozzi (Martha Menozzi).
Per Dorothy’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 416 N Chicago Street in Joliet. Interment will follow and Dorothy will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Joliet.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Will County Animal Shelter or to Lightways Hospice.