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D. Jean Dolch

June 28, 1930 — April 22, 2016

D. Jean Dolch

Obituary for D. Jean Dolch

D. Jean Dolch, 85, of Atlantic, passed away Friday, April 22, 2016, at her son's home south of Wiota.

Dora Jean was born on June 28, 1930, in Villisca, Iowa, the daughter of Roy Allison and Bertha (Brickman) Lewis. Jean was baptized at the Methodist Church in Villisca. She graduated from Corning High School in 1949.

On December 31, 1949, she was united in marriage to Wallace Ernest Dolch in Corning. Following their marriage they farmed north of Lyman. After Wallace returned from the service they farmed north of Corning until 1970, and continued when they moved 5 1/2 miles south of Atlantic. Along with helping on the family farm, her career included various jobs outside the home. She will be remembered as a cashier at Hy-Vee. Later on, she worked for the Cass County Elevator until it closed and then Tietz Feeds until she retired.

Jean and Wallace loved to travel, they saw much of the country delivering motor homes and annually looked forward to wintering in the south. Trips to Mexico and Canada were especially memorable and they always wished they had traveled more, internationally. In her quieter moments, she enjoyed embroidery, but she loved socializing with friends - playing pinochle and polka and square dancing were among her favorites ways to spend time. As a member of the Rebekah's she held numerous offices; she was a past member of the Porkette's and the Busy Bee Neighborhood Club. Above all of these things, she treasured time with her family.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Wiota.

Jean is survived by her daughters, Linda Graham of Wiota, Debra (Scott) Moon of Council Bluffs, IA, and Sally (Everett) Collins of Center City, MN; sons, Carl (Jenny) Dolch of Wiota and Glen (Lisa) Dolch of Atlantic, IA; 7 grandchildren, Sue Putnam, Crystal Davis, Levi Dolch, Tyler Dolch, Chelsey Christensen, Tara Dolch and Tori Dolch; 16 great-grandchildren; her brother Wayne Lewis of Portland, OR; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Wallace; her parents; sisters, Betty Dunn and Mary (Ray) Kreider; brother, Harry (Donna) Lewis; and niece, Kim.

Open visitation will be Monday from 12:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. at Roland's. The family will greet friends on Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 26th, at Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic, with Pastor Garry DeGeest of the Wiota United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Atlantic Cemetery.

The family has suggested that memorials be made for the United Methodist Church in Wiota.

Roland Funeral Service is caring for Jean's family and her arrangements. Condolences may be left at

Jean Dolch

June 28, 1928 ~ Villisca, Iowa

Friday, April 22, 2016 ~ Wiota, Iowa
At the age of
85 years, 9 months & 25 days

10 o’clock a.m., Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Roland Funeral Home~ Atlantic, Iowa

Pastor Garry DeGeest
United Methodist Church ~ Wiota, Iowa

Marlene DeGeest

“Moon River” recorded by Andy Williams
“The Old Rugged Cross” by Congregation
“Amazing Grace” by Congregation
“My Way” recorded by Andy Williams

Tyler Dolch
Levi Dolch
Richy Hernando
Brian Ihnken
Daryl Karstens
Matt Karstens

Tara Dolch
Tori Dolch
Chelsey Christensen
Crystal Davis
Sue Putnam

Sarah Dolch

Atlantic Cemetery ~ Atlantic, Iowa

Jean’s family invites friends & relatives to join them for lunch in the Wiota United Methodist
Church fellowship hall following the committal service.

Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church in Wiota.

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