Dolores Mae Orzolek, age 85, of Litchfield, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at the Emmanuel Home in Litchfield.
She was born Sept. 13, 1929, in Belgrade, the daughter of C.H. Ferdinand and Hazel (Olson) Miller. Dolores grew up south of Grove City, and graduated from the Grove City High School in 1948.
She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith, and was presently a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Darwin.
Dolores was united in marriage to Frank Orzolek July 30, 1960, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in New Haven, CT. The couple made their home east of Darwin.
Dolores had been employed as a secretary for St. Philips Catholic School in Litchfield for several years, and later was employed as a secretary for Nicholson Accounting in Litchfield.
She enjoyed sewing, embroidery, crocheting, gardening, canning, and doing word find puzzles. She loved to listen to and play music, and was a member of the St. John’s Catholic Church Choir.
Dolores was a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Litchfield, and worked weekly at the VFW bingo night. She was also a member of the Dassel Historical Society.
Dolores and Frank enjoyed traveling and had traveled around the country, from New Mexico to Hawaii, Washington DC to Colorado. Every year at Christmas time, Dolores always would make fruit cakes to give to her family and friends, often taking a day to travel around delivering them.
She is survived by her son, Frank (Terri) Orzolek of Darwin; two grandsons, Mark and Steven Orzolek; and two sisters, Maxine Rasmussen of Willmar, and Margaret Palmer of Grove City.
Dolores was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; a daughter, Elaine Sedlacek; son-in-law Wally Sedlacek; a brother, Wendell Mille; infant brother, Charles Miller; and her foster parents, Minnie and Gust Peterson.
A funeral service will take place in spring at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel, with Fr. Brian Mandel officiating. Spring interment will be at the Union Cemetery in Atwater.