Doris R. Blake


Doris R. Blake, 89, of Lexington Square in Elmhurst, Ill., passed away Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, in her home with her family at her side.

She was born Feb. 22, 1920, in Kewaskum to David M. and Lena Rosenheimer. She married Harold W. Blake on Aug. 31, 1940, shortly after her graduation from Beloit College. Upon Harold’s death, Doris owned and operated Blake Oil Co. in Kirkland from 1969 to 1976. She spent many summers at the Rosenheimer family cottage on Big Cedar Lake, West Bend, and the winters in Tucson, Ariz.

Doris is survived by her daughters, Sandy Holland (Dan) of Chapel Hill, N.C., Barb Rosenberg (Richard) of Elmhurst, Ill., and Mary Shields of Huntington Beach, Calif.; her son, John Blake (Kay) of Stillman Valley, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Harold; her brothers, Elmo, Ralph, Mark and Henry; and her sister, Retha Jane Mason.

A family memorial service took place at Ahlgrim Funeral Home, Elmhurst, Ill. Interment will be at the Rosenheimer Cemetery in Slinger in September.