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Dorothy Pokrajac

August 6, 1917 — August 10, 2020

Moline, Illinois
Dorothy Pokrajac, 103, of Moline, Illinois, died Monday, August 10, 2020, in Heartland Health Care Center, Moline.

Private family services will be held at Trimble Funeral Home, Moline. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Moline. Memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

The former Dorothy Miljush was born August 6, 1917, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Joseph and Helen (Comer) Miljush. She married George Pokrajac on September 12, 1943, in East Moline. He died August 5, 1992. She and her husband owned and operated Parkside Inn in Moline for over 50 years.

Dorothy came from a family of excellent cooks, and she was no exception. Cooking often revolved around her Serbian heritage of which she was very proud. She was famous for the Serbian dishes of sarma, potica, and torte which she often made for her family. Until this year she lived independently, and still often cooked for her family.

She also spoke fluent Serbian and incorporated many Serbian traditions into family holidays. She enjoyed dancing the polka and kolos at many Serbian festivals.

Above all else Dorothy loved and cared for her family. They knew they could count on her love and support at any time. She leaves behind a legacy of hard work, loyalty, and dedication to family. Ziveli to Dorothy for a long life well lived.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son and daughter-in-law, George and Bonnie Pokrajac of Coal Valley, Illinois; four grandchildren and their spouses, Joe and Amber Pokrajac, Sarah and Jason Fox, Katie and Drew Dennis, and Kelly Pokrajac; three great-grandchildren, Gracie and Hunter Pokrajac and Connor Fox; sisters-in-law, Darline Akins and Barb Pokrajac; and many adored nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, George; her parents; and siblings, Mildred Macik, Mary Taggart, Helen Kushlakus, Julie Ballan, Milo Miljush, and Stanley Miljush.

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