Dolores Albertine (Lange) Adickes, age 85, of Lester Prairie, passed away Friday morning, May 11, 2012, at Glencoe Long Term Care. where she had been a resident of for the past six years.
She was born Dec. 16, 1926, in Hollywood Township, Carver County, the daughter of Walter and Lydia Lemmerman Lange.
Dolores was baptized Jan. 14, 1927, in Hollywood Township, Carver County, by the Rev. Carl Rudolph. She was instructed in the Lutheran catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith March 17, 1940, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mayer by the Rev. Elmer Schwandt. Her confirmation memory verse was John 3:16.
Dolores attended school in Mayer.
She was joined in holy marriage with Arthur E. Adickes Nov. 4, 1944, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Watertown Township, Carver County, by the Rev. W.L. Stillwagen. God blessed their marriage with three children; one daughter and two sons.
Dolores and Art purchased a farm near Montrose, where they farmed for 27 years.
In 1972, they purchased a farm near Lester Prairie and joined St. Peter Lutheran Church.
Dolores moved into the city of Lester Prairie in 1995.
Dolores loved to cook, garden, and clean. For 20 years, she enjoyed trips to Park Rapids. She also enjoyed helping her husband, Art and her two sons farm.
While a resident at Glencoe Long Term Care, Dolores participated in bingo, bell choir, and other activities.
She was a faithful member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie.
Dolores is survived by her loving children, Carol Jean (Gerald) Kamps of Norwood Young America, Clyde (Gwen) Adickes of Park Rapids, and Daryl Adickes of Lester Prairie; grandchildren Lynette (Daniel) Neubarth, Dean (April) Kamps, Joleen (Allan) Dose, Aaron (April) Adickes, Jennifer (Alan) Bebo, Tricia (Lee) Ford and Jeffrey Adickes; and great-grandchildren Tanner, Trevor and Brock Neubarth, Audrey, Ben, Corey and Addylen Kamps, Lilly, Rachel and Grant Dose, Blake, and Mya Adickes, Ayla, Ella and Brea Bebo and Alayna, Lydia and Mason Ford.
Dolores is further survived by her sisters, Vera Roy, Malvina Dalbec, and Yvonne Lange; brothers Clifford (Beverly) Lange and Donald (Renee) Lange; sister-in-law Jeanne (Rodney) Pettit; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur E. Adickes; grandchildren Michelle Adickes and Dale Kamps; her parents, Walter and Lydia Lange; brothers Erhard Lange and Melvin (Arlene) Lange; and brothers-in-law Leo Roy and Gordon Dalbec.
Funeral services took place Tuesday, May 15 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie with the Rev. David Erbel officiating. Organist was Nancy Buckentine. Congregational hymns were “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say,” “Amazing Grace,” and “My Course is Run. Praise God, My Course is Run.” Interment followed at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery.
Visitation was Monday, May 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.; and continued Tuesday morning one hour prior to the services at the church.
Honorary casket bearers were: Daniel Neubarth, April Kamps, Allan Dose, April Adickes, Jennifer Bebo, and Tricia Ford.
Casket bearers were Joleen Dose, Aaron Adickes, Lynette Neubarth, Dean Kamps, Jeffrey Adickes, Lee Ford, and Alan Bebo.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.