Eileen Dolecheck was dedicated to her church


Mass of Christian Burial for Eileen Dolecheck, 78, of Mobridge, was held Monday, Feb. 27,2012, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mobridge with Father Bill Hamak, Father John Short, Father Jerry Ranek and Father Bob Lacey officiating.

Music was provided by the church choir with Marge Mertz as organist.

Burial followed services at Greenwood Cemetery, Mobridge.

Casket bearers were Tim Myers, Darrell Gill, Dan Nickels, Jim Curran, Jeff Guthmiller and Steve Erdman. Visitation began at 6 p.m. with Liturgical Wake Services at 7 p.m. on Sunday at the church.

Eileen passed away Feb. 24, 2012, at Mobridge Regional Hospital in Mobridge. Stout Family Funeral Home of Mobridge was entrusted with Eileen’s arrangements.

Eileen Myers Dolecheck was born March 20, 1933, to Paul and Evelyn (Daczewitz) Myers at their home in Timber Lake, joining her brother, Edward and stepsister, Shirley. Eileen was baptized April 2, 1933, received her First Holy Communion June 5, 1941, and was confirmed Oct. 2, 1946, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Timber Lake.

Eileen married Chris Dolecheck Oct. 2, 1954, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Timber Lake. (St. Joseph’s Catholic Church was demolished by a tornado and the new church was renamed Holy Cross.)

Chris and Eileen made their home in Mobridge, South Dakota. On Holy Thursday, April 19, 1984, Eileen made her Solemn Resolution of love as an Oblate of the Precious Blood at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mobridge where she continued to serve up until the time of her passing.

Eileen leaves behind her loving and devoted husband of 58 years, Chris; nieces and nephews, Timothy (Misty) Myers, Tracy (Dale) Graham, Gloria (Bob) Cousins, Earl Arthur Riemath and Warren (Linda) and Rick Riemath. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews-in-law, brother and sisters-in-law, Les Edinger, Virginia Norton and Frank (Lola) Dolecheck.

Eileen was preceded in death by her parents; her brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Mary Myers; stepsister and brother-in-law, Shirley and E.A. Riemath and her niece, Linda Wallace.

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