Dorothy Poll

By on December 30, 2010

Dorothy Poll, 86, a former Fermilab employee, number 264, passed away peacefully on Dec. 21, 2010, at her son-in-law and daughter’s home, Ken and Sue Schultz.

Dorothy was the head nurse in the medical department from 1968 to 1986. She started work with Fermilab at Oak Brook, Ill., before there was a “high rise.” She worked in the village with Dr. Morrison and Dr. Lang and enjoyed the early days at Fermi. At the time she started, Fermilab was small and everyone knew everyone else. She and her husband, Stan Poll, enjoyed bowling and Nalrec functions and the family picnics in the village.

After retiring, Dorothy and Stan ,who was in construction and worked with Corbetta Construction Company building Wilson Hall, traveled by motor home and saw the United States and enjoyed taking their grandkids for the summers. Dorothy enjoyed painting, ceramics, traveling and shopping.

Dorothy and Stan lived between Georgia and Florida for about 20 years before returning to the area in 2005 to be by family and friends and move in with Ken and Sue. Stan passed away in December 2005. There was a memorial/open house at her son-in–law and daughter’s home in Maple Park on Sunday, Dec. 26.

Dorothy is survived by four children, Sue (Ken) Schultz of Maple Park, Don (Pat) Poll of Montgomery, Bill (Diane) Poll of Crystal Lake, Ill., and Sandra Ewing of Orlando, Fla; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a family of friends.

A memorial has been established in her name to benefit Alzheimer’s Research. Checks may be made to the “Dorothy Poll Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at