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Obituary for Dolores A. " DEE " Van Puyenbroeck

Dee (Dolores) VanPuyenbroeck (nee Bickerstaff) age 66, born August 9th, 1956 went to heaven on January 19th, 2023. Dee was surrounded by her loving family before her passing. She was a longtime resident of Carpentersville, IL, graduate of Irving Crown HS. Born in Hughes, Arkansas during her parent’s vacation.

Dee is survived by her husband of 46 years, Walter VanPuyenbroeck; her children Tony (Emily) VanPuyenbroeck, Dustin (Jasmine) VanPuyenbroeck, Krista (Andrew) Sithimorada., and her eight grandchildren: Jocelyn, Caden, Jade, Gavin, Keira, Owen, Braxton, and Dillon, who adored their Nani. Other survivors include her father, Raymond Moore, and her sisters, Mary & Debra Bickerstaff, as well as loving nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Rheta Moore; her brothers, David & Albert Bickerstaff, and her nephew, James Matlick.

Dee loved children and worked in childcare for years. Dee’s loving nature and empathy gave her the ability to see the world through a child’s eyes. She loved spending time with friends & family. She brought light and joy wherever she went and will be missed always. Dee always saw the beauty in all things, but the beauty was within her.
A memorial funeral service will be held in her honor on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Carpentersville (1647 Ravine Ln, Carpentersville, IL 60110) at 1:00 p.m. with refreshments to follow immediately after.
Miller Funeral Home in West Dundee is assisting the family with all arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit For information, please call 847-426-3436