Dolores G. Wiechmann


Mass of Christian Burial was April 12, at Church of Our Lady Catholic Church in Manannah for Dolores G. Wiechmann, 84, who passed away April 9, 2024, at Hilltop Nursing Home in Watkins. The Rev. Jeff Horejsi officiated. Burial will be at a later date at St. Benedicts Cemetery in Avon. 

Dolores was born Feb. 28, 1940, in Sauk Rapids to Leon “Leo” and Irene (Deppa) Tadych. She grew up in Sauk Rapids but lived most of her life in Litchfield. Dolores married Mienrad “Meinie” Wiechmann Aug. 25, 1958, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Minden Township.

She was a homemaker who enjoyed caring for her children, home and baking, especially her rhubarb cake. Later in life, she did some janitorial work in Grove City. 

Dolores was a member of Church of Our Lady in Manannah. Dolores loved polka dancing, working on crosswords, jigsaw puzzles and watching gameshow networks. Her favorite was “Wheel of Fortune.” She loved getting photos sent to her digital frame, visiting with family and always enjoyed the small things in life. Dolores was sweet, easy going with a good sense of humor and was most proud of her family.

Dolores is survived by children Lois Kolodjeski of Avon, Gerald (Rita) Wiechmann of Freeport, Virgil (Jamie) Wiechmann of Litchfield, Lester Wiechmann of Litchfield, Leon Wiechmann of Litchfield, Lloyd (Lisa) Wiechmann of Montgomery, and Mary (Terry) Stenzel of Litchfield; siblings Janet (Donny) Stay of Foley, Kathleen Notch of Avon, Shirley Messer of Baxter and Colleen Tadych of Otsego; 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Mienrad “Meinie,”  son-in-law Jim Kolodjeski, grandson Josh Bueckers and sister Donna Danielson. 

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Arrangements were entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Eden Valley.