Funeral Details


Funeral Details

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Barbara Van Dorf

January 3, 1937 - January 20, 2022

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Museum of Contemporary Art
220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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Barbara Van Dorf, nee Parker, age 85, beloved wife of Steven for 64 years; cherished mother of Linda, Laura (Daniel) and Johanna (Robert); loving Nanny to Madeline and Olivia; "Sister by marriage" to Millicent Drower. Barbara was a lifelong learner of Art, Fashion and Design. For several years she was a docent at the Museum of Contemporary Art where she especially enjoyed imparting her knowledge to children. To keep everyone safe and healthy, the chapel service and interment are private. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago,, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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