October 22, 1929 - December 27, 2021
Dorothy M. Riebe, 92, passed away at Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth on Monday, December 27, 2021. Previously a long-term resident of Clifton, Illinois. She was born on October 22, 1929 in Clifton, the daughter of Edward T. and Mary (Riordan) Mathy. She was the 8th of 11 children. She was preceded in death by her husband(s), Virgil Kroll and Lowell Riebe. Virgil died in a car accident on February 14, 1955. Dorothy married Lowell on January 28, 1961. Lowell passed away on November 29, 2003. She was preceded in death by Marie (Mathy) and George Fortino, Eileen (Mathy) and Richard Yonke, Russell and Rosella Mathy, Maxine (Mathy) and Howard Middleton, Donald Mathy, Duane and Jennie Mathy, Laverne and Zeah Mathy, Marilyn (Mathy) and Harold Bertrand, and William and MaryAnn (Mathy) Green, and Edward (Betty Graham) Mathy. Dorothy is survived by her son, David Kroll of Clifton, daughter and son-in-law, Brenda (Kroll) and Rick Kuntz of Chebanse and daughter Lori Riebe of Clifton. Also grandchildren, Tracy (Nic) Rohr of Chebanse, Todd (Heather) Kuntz of Bourbonnais, Tiffany (George) Poe of Watseka, Scott Kroll of Joilet, Martin Kroll of Danforth. Great grandchildren Ellery, Max, Magnus, and Alex Rohr, Chase, Isabelle, Ty Kuntz, Diamond Kohl and great-great granddaughter Galaxy Kohl. She attended Vanderpoorten Schools for eight years, located on the corner of Clifton Road and Rt. 49. She attended Ash-Clif High School where she was a 1947 graduate. Dorothy worked at Clifton Grade School as a cook, at Clifton House Restaurant, Eat-Da-Voo Restaurant, Village Inn, Russ & Rosie’s, and Cabery Bar and Grill. She was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church in Clifton. She was the annual chairperson of chicken dinner for many years and a member of CCW and honored as “woman of the year”. She was also a member of the Clifton Women’s Club, Legion Auxiliary, and numerous bowling teams over the years. She went to several state tournaments and brought home many patches, pins, and trophies. Dorothy was an avid Cubs and Bulls fan. She was finally able to see her beloved Cubs win a World Series in 2016. She was also able to see Michael Jordan play at the United Center. Visitation will be at the Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton on Sunday, January 2, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Funeral mass will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 3, 2022 at St. Peters Catholic Church in Clifton with Father Vern Arseneau officiating. Burial will follow at the Clifton Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Prairieview Lutheran Home, Uplifted Care, or St. Peters Catholic Church. Please share a memory of Dorothy at www.knappfuneralhomes.com.
Dorothy M. Riebe, 92, passed away at Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth on Monday, December 27, 2021. Previously a long-term resident of Clifton, Illinois. She was born on October 22, 1929 in Clifton, the daughter of Edward T. and Mary (Riordan)... View Obituary & Service Information
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