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Doris V. Truelsen
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Obituary for Doris V. Truelsen

Doris V. Truelsen, 83, of McHenry, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at JourneyCare - Barrington. She was born June 20, 1934 in Chicago to Ernest and Valentine J. (Grunwald) Anderson. On February 2, 1951, she married John L. Truelsen in Chicago.

Doris previously owned the Doris Val Dance Studio in Arlington Heights, where she resided for 17 years and raised her family before moving to Gurnee for 14 years. She was a kind, motherly woman of great faith.

Survivors include four children, Ray (Kyle) Truelsen, Janet (Tom) Gummow, John Truelsen, and Jay Truelsen; 10 grandchildren, Kasie, Karie, Ashley, Lucrecia, Angela, Christopher, Daniel, Derek, Patrick, and Andrew; and 6 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; two brothers and a sister.

Visitation is Monday, May 14, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. funeral service at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 404 N Green St, McHenry, IL. Interment will be at Fairview Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the JourneyCare Foundation.

Arrangements were entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit

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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church

404 N. Green St.
McHenry, IL 60050





11:00 AM
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church

404 N. Green St.
McHenry, IL 60050

Cemetery Details


Fairview Memorial Park

900 N Wolf Rd
Northlake, IL 60164

Memorial Contribution

JourneyCare Foundation

2050 Claire Court
Glenview, IL 60025

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