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Dorothy A. Vanderbilt Schueler

Profile Updated: January 28, 2009
Dorothy A. Vanderbilt
Residing In
Tinley Park, IL USA
How I earned a living until retirement:
asst. buyer, secretary/office work, church sec.
Family info:
I graduated from University of Illinois in 1962. Hank and I were married in January of 1964. He graduated More…for U of I in 1964. Hank worked for the Federal Government in the General Services Administration. He also worked at the end of his career for the same capacity for the Railroad Retirement Agency. When he took an early retirement, he started a second career as a Pastor of Care for our church. He served there for ten year. He recently retired from that position. We have three children. Sherry was born in 1966, Stephanie in 1968 and Paul in 1972. Sherry is married and has four children. Sherry was able to get her doctors degree in neurological anatomy for the University of Illinois. She was able to teach at the college level before she had her children. She plans to go back to teaching when her children are older. She has two sons and then had twins, a boy and a girl. Stephanie graduated from Governors State University. Stephanie works for Blue Cross/Blue Shield as an administrative assistant to one of the vice presidents. She enjoys her nephews and niece and spends a lot of time with them on her days off. Paul is married and has two sons and a third son will be born in May. Paul graduated from Auburn University in Alabama and is now studying for his Masters Degree in psychology. We all still live in or around Chicago and I'm very thankful for that.
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What I wanted to be when I grew up; what I was; and what I thought of it:

I always loved working in various areas. My jobs have been great. I started out, after college, working for Carson Pirie Scott as an assistant buyer. We were married and moved to the campus of the University of Illinois/Champaign-Urbana. We both worked for the University for a while. When my husband graduated, we moved back to Chicago and I started working for Carsons again in one of their branch stores as an assistant manager. I was able to take time off when I had children. Funny, back then when you were five months pregnant you had to quit the job. That would never fly in this day and age. It was very important to both of us that I be home when the children were young.

After the children grew up and started college I went back to work. At first I worked a part-time job at our church. Then with two girls in college I had to get a full time job. I found a job with the Recreation Department for the Village of Orland Park. I was an administrative assistant to four program supervisors, and about eight program administrators. It was a great job. It was always very busy and changed constantly. Each season there were different programs and special events. There was never a dull moment. I enjoy being busy, so that was the place to be. I retired from there in 2006. This was very difficult for me because I was so used to being busy. I'm leaning to find other interests and things to do. My husband also recently retired. He is adjusting to this also. We are still very active in our church and the programs there.

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Jul 17, 2020 at 3:33 AM
Dorothy A. Vanderbilt Schueler has left an In Memory comment for Profile.
May 16, 2020 at 3:33 PM

John: Our deepest sympathies to you on the passing of Nancy. May God comfort

you during this time.

Love in Christ, Henry and Dorothy Schueler

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Oct 07, 2014 at 11:33 AM

I remember being in a little club of friends with Jean in Mount Vernon Grammar School and in Fenger High School.  She was a very kind, gentle friend.  My sympathy goes out to her husband, James (who I also knew from school, and her two daughters.  May the Lord comfort your hearts. - Henry & Dorothy (Vanderbilt) Schueler.