Dolores Pearl Cholewa nee Nalenzy, age 96, of Lombard, died March 28, 2022, at her home.
Dolores was the loving wife of 60 years of the late Edwin, WWII Veteran; loving mother of Edwin Jr. of Lombard, Daniel of Michigan, James (Debbie) of St. Charles, Kenneth (Clare) of Michigan, Thomas (the late Terri) of Lombard, Nancy (Joel) Czopek of Colorado, Diane (Roger) Dahlberg of Lombard, David (Laura) of Colorado, and Anthony (Cheri) of Colorado; proud grandmother of 17; great-grandmother of 8; and fond Auntie of many nieces and nephews.
Dolores was preceded in death by her husband, the late Edwin, parents, the late John and the late Sophie (nee Szimanski) Nalenzy, 3 sisters and 1 brother.
Dolores was born July 4, 1925, in Chicago. She had lived in Lombard for the last 68 years.
Dolores was married on August 10, 1946, at Our lady of Grace Church in Chicago. She raised 9 children, including 4 Vietnam Veterans, and loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a wonderful mother who was patient, loving and kind, she was “a little lady with a big heart”.
Dolores retired from the Scholle Company in Northlake. She had also worked for the Chicago Sun Times.
Dolores really loved Lombard and the great community there. She enjoyed collecting clocks and mirrors and gave them to family and friends. She loved polkas and gardening.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 23, 2022, with a Memorial Gathering from 1 PM until the time of a Memorial Service at 2 PM at Lombard Gospel Chapel, 369 N. Stewart Ave., Lombard.
Please omit flowers. Memorials in Dolores’ memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101, would be appreciated.
Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home; www.brustfuneralhome.com or 888-629-0094.
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