Darlene Elizabeth Dostal, age 89, of Silver Lake, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, surrounded by family.
A private memorial service took place at Maresh Funeral Home, with interment at the Dostal family plot at the Bohemian National Cemetery in Silver Lake.
Darlene was born July 23, 1930, in Glencoe, the daughter of George and Elsie (Skorpik) Mazal.
She was baptized and confirmed at St. George Catholic Church in Glencoe.
Darlene was a graduate of Glencoe High School with the class of 1947.
She was united in marriage with Joseph Dostal Jr., June 7, 1949, at St. George Catholic Church in Glencoe, by Father Albert Slechta. The couple made their home on their 70-acre farm in Hale Township, where they raised their three children: Duane, Diane, and Randall.
Darlene was a hard worker, especially helping with chores on the farm. She was active in 4H and was a past 4H leader. She was also a member of the county homemakers’ group.
Darlene enjoyed polka dances with neighbors and friends, tending to her flower garden, playing cards (like 500 and Polish Poker), canning, watching the birds out her window, decorating for Christmas, and bowling with her bowling leagues. She was a wonderful baker of all sorts of decadents, including bread, rolls, and her famous kolaches; and enjoyed sharing her baked goods with friends and family, especially her kolaches at Christmas.
Darlene and Joe would occasionally attend “threshing” and “toy” shows. The two really enjoyed the simple things in life. Darlene especially loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Dostal Jr.; parents, George and Elsie Mazal; grandsons, Johnny Dostal and Troy Binder; and sisters, Dorothy Ardolf (Gene) and Margaret Lewandowski (Tom).
Darlene is survived by her son, Duane Dostal (Diane) of Silver Lake, and their children: Karla Dostal, and Karmen Kovack (Kyle) and daughter, Kaymarie; her daughter, Diane (Ken) Binder of Alta Loma, CA; her son, Randy Dostal (Ron Hoyt) and his children: Ryan Dostal (Anna) and children Trystan, Makayla, Alexander, Zachary; Joshua Dostal (Desi) and children Logan, Jaden, Easton, Braxton; Christopher Dostal (Whitney) and children Mackenna, Mason, Maguire, Macoy; Amber Oritz (Esteban) and children Demian, Isabela; Nicole Arnesen (Bryan) and children Liliana, Isaac, Alyvia, Ethan, Josiah; Matthew Dostal (Kristin) and daughter Eleanor; Randy’s former wife, Denise (Jerome) Stoll; and many nieces, nephews, family, and friends.