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Geraldine Ann "Gerri" Dolezal

October 30, 1928 December 28, 2020
Geraldine Ann "Gerri" Dolezal
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Obituary for Geraldine Ann "Gerri" Dolezal

Geraldine Ann “Gerri” Dolezal, age 92, of Valparaiso, passed away Monday, December 28, 2020 at her home following an extended illness. Geraldine was born October 30, 1928 in North Jackson, Ohio, now known as Warren, Ohio to Emerson and Dorthea Kistler, both of which have preceded her in death. She graduated from North Judson High School at the age of 17. She went on to study at Indiana University, Ancilla College and the South Bend Art Institute, where she studied under Harriett Rex Smith. On October 10, 1948 she married Ed Dolezal, he preceded her in death on April 5, 1985. She and Ed opened Ed’s Auto Parts in Knox in 1954 where she was a bookkeeper and secretary. The entire 62 years Ed’s Auto Parts was open she, Ed and their son Greg ran the business. She continued to be Greg’s bookkeeper at both Ed’s Auto and G and G Guns up until November of 2020.
She was a long-time member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in North Judson, and most recently Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Valparaiso. She was a member of Tri-Kappa (Starke County), Starke County Choraliers, and Sweet Adalines (Porter County). Her hobbies included; needle point, painting, singing in the choirs at both churches for the past 25 years, and traveling with “Sounds of Hope” for many years.
She is survived by two sons, Dr. David E. Dolezal (Cynthia) of Marietta, Georgia and Gregory P. Dolezal (Cheryl L.) of Kewanna, Indiana, five grandchildren, Dr. Jennifer Jozwiak (Steven), Kara Rhoda (Jon), Brett Dolezal, Julia M. Heise (Brad), Davis Dolezal, and four great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Peter Lutheran School in North Judson or Immanuel Lutheran Church in Valparaiso.

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Visitation

Monday

4

Jan

10:00 AM 1/4/2021 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1/4/2021 12:00:00 PM
MC Smith Funeral Home

153 E. Washington St
Knox, IN 46534

MC Smith Funeral Home
153 E. Washington St Knox 46534 IN
United States

Visitation

Monday

4

Jan

1:00 PM 1/4/2021 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 1/4/2021 2:00:00 PM
St. Peter Lutheran Church

810 W. Talmer Ave.
North Judson, IN 46366

St. Peter Lutheran Church
810 W. Talmer Ave. North Judson 46366 IN
United States

Service

Monday

4

Jan

2:00 PM 1/4/2021 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 1/4/2021 3:00:00 PM
St. Peter Lutheran Church

810 W. Talmer Ave.
North Judson, IN 46366

St. Peter Lutheran Church
810 W. Talmer Ave. North Judson 46366 IN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Highland Cemetery Final Resting Place

1795 E. State Road 10
North Judson, IN 46366

1795 E. State Road 10 North Judson 46366 IN
United States
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