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Dolores B. Shimanski, 90

Dolores B. Shimanski, age 90, of Silver Lake, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Harmony River in Hutchinson.

She was born Aug. 21, 1924, in Hale Township, McLeod County, the daughter of Steven and Clara (Mallak) Pokornowski. Dolores was baptized and confirmed at St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church.

She attended District 80 country school until the eighth grade.

Dolores worked as a clerk at the Al Danek Our Own Hardware Store, and later at Tonka Toys.

Dolores was united in marriage to Simon “Sam” Shimanski Sept. 10, 1945, at St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church in Silver Lake. The wedding ceremony was performed by Father Stanley Julkowski. God blessed their marriage with seven children.

They made their home on the Shimanski Family Farm.

Dolores enjoyed baking, cooking, quilting, embroidering, dancing to old time music, traveling, and playing cards.

She was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, and a member of the CCW and Rosary Society.

Dolores is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Simon “Sam” Shimanski; children: Genevieve (Roger) Lhotka of Silver Lake, Gladys (Mike) Carter of Farmington, Robert (Sue) Shimanski of Hutchinson, Ronald (Mitzi) Shimanski, and Doris (Dale) Jerabek, all of Silver Lake, Therese Hlavka of Sherburn, and John (Rosie) Shimanski of Silver Lake; 21 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and five great, great-grandchildren.

She is further survived by a sister, Rita Beehler of Sandpoint, ID; brothers Francis (Bernie) Pokornowski of Cokato, and LeRoy (Judy) Pokornowski of Hutchinson; a sister-in-law, Marcella Pokornowski of Silver Lake; and many other relatives and friends.

Dolores was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Frank Hlavka; her parents; and by a brother, Sylvester Pokornowski.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Thursday, March 5 at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, with Father Tony Stubeda and Father Paul Schumacher as the celebrants. Alice Nowak was the organist; readers were Ronald Shimanski and Genevieve Lhotka; and gift bearers were Kim Ziermann, Alyssa Schauer, and Ella Mickolichek. Interment followed at St. Adalbert’s Cemetery in Silver Lake.

Visitation was Wednesday, March 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake, with a rosary recited at 5:30 p.m., and parish prayers at 7:30 p.m.; and continued Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Casket bearers were Ryan Anderson, Jeff Lhotka, Jason Shimanski, Steven Shimanski, Vince Shimanski, and Justin Hlavka.

The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.mareshfuneralhome.com.

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