Funeral Details

Dolores B. Nathanson

August 28, 1930 - January 14, 2023


Date and Time

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 1:30 PM


Westlawn Cemetery
7801 West Montrose Avenue
Norridge, Illinois 60706
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Chicago Jewish Funerals
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Tuesday 3:30PM - 8:30PM

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Memorial Contributions

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
220 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60604


Dolores B. Nathanson, nee Mlin, age 92

Beloved wife of the late Shelley Nathanson. Loving mother of Jeffrey (Hope Squires) Nathanson, Barbara (Des Raftery) Nathanson, Linda Sioux (Kim) Stenson and Larry (Lisa Gugenheim) Nathanson. Proud grandmother of Stella Millie Nathanson, Eric, Vance, and Gizelle Stenson. Dear sister of the late Lionel Mlin. Loving aunt of Ian (Norma), Noah (Cynthia), and the late Michael Gilson. She will be dearly missed by many other friends and extended family. Graveside service Tuesday, 1:30 PM at Westlawn Cemetery (Dahlia Section), 7801 W. Montrose, Norridge. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60604, To attend the funeral live stream and for shiva info, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,



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Cookie was our adventurous cousin from Chicago. I remember driving into the city to visit her as a child and later she flew to my family in Claremont, CA and most recently Portland, Oregon. I loved hearing about music, art, and the latest exhibit to hit the scene. She was warm, well read & traveled, and genuinely interested in learning about what’s “new” in my life. I spoke to Cookie a few weeks ago and she only wanted to talk about family life on the west coast. I will miss her so.

Jill Clark (Malinoski)
January 15, 2023
You are one of a kind!!! I remember the first time you drove to Portland in your station wagon to stay with us. Loved when you came to Salishan and Sun River. So many fun memories 👏🏻👏🏻 I’m so glad we recently got to see you while we were in Chicago last Sept. for the week when Megan got married. You looked so beautiful!! You always had a smile that would light up a room!!
You will be missed !!!
Sending lots of Love and Hugs
Lynda (Zell)

Lynda Zell
January 15, 2023
Barb, Linda, and family,
I am so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. My condolences to you and your families.

Marla Bronstein
January 15, 2023
Delores was the most creative and marvelous teacher. She was teaching a unit on American Indians to 2nd graders one year. I was the music teacher. We had those kids doing tribal dances and singing correctly with help of tribal members. One would have thought we were instructing grad students. She was energy and fun. She was a wonderful friend and associate. A joy ot have known. How lucky you were to have had her as a Mom. A big hug to you all.

Linda Rosenberg
January 15, 2023