We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Sambrano Funeral & Cremation
Pearl Elaine Dilg, 92, of Gurnee passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, February 25, 2022. She was born on December 4, 1929, in Chicago to the late John and Elizabeth (Fretzler) Miller. On February 1, 1969, in McHenry, Pearl married the love of her life, Allen Dilg. Pearl is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Allen; her children, Sandra Kuebker; Patrick Kuebker, Sharon Kuebker; John (Kim) Dilg; grandchildren, Jamie Kuebker, Brian (Felicia) Kuebker, Kendra Dilg, Alaina Dilg; great grandchildren, Molly Kuebker and Bree Kuebker; many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Pearl was preceded in death by her nine brothers and sisters.
Pearl’s dream as a young girl was to adopt all the work horses from Chicago and let them live out their retirement days on her farm. Pearl was a lifetime member of the Lake County Mounted Posse, Inc., where she and her family enjoyed trail rides, fundraising, horse shows, and local parades. She was an active member of the Chain O’ Lakes Kennel Club and the National Miniature Dachshund Club and presented her dachshunds all over the country. She was also a member of Lake County Farm Heritage Association and the Southeastern Wisconsin Antique Power and Collectible Society where she presented her Allis Chalmers “G” model. She was an avid gardener and presented vegetables, sunflowers as well as her antique collections at the local county fair as recently as 10 years ago. Her love for animals was reflected throughout her life’s activities; she showed dairy cattle, raised and showed Siamese cats, raised German Short Hairs, Doberman Pinchers, and miniature Dachshunds. She raised Quarter Horses, Paints and Pintos and showed with her family. Her greatest achievement was breeding, raising, and showing her own champion line of animals from horses, to cats, to dogs. At the age of 83, she showed at Westminster. Through this hobby she was respected, loved and developed lifelong friendships and brought so much joy to many who adopted her dogs. Pearl’s kennel name was Dilu Dachshunds, which meant “From Dilg, With Love.”
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2022, afternoon, at Allen and Pearl's home, 34761 N. Cemetery Road, Gurnee. If you would like to reach out to Pearl’s family, please call her husband, Allen, at 847-244-7257. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lake County Mounted Posse, Inc., In C/O Ghislaine Dekoning, 13150 W. Townline Road, Waukegan, IL 60087; www.LCMP.info or Lake County Farm Heritage Association, P.O. Box 52, Antioch, IL 60002; www.LCFHA.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Sambrano Funeral & Cremation, Gurnee. Please sign the guestbook at LauraSambranoFunerals.com; 847-571-7719.