Dolores Lucy Vorlicek, who was a pillar of strength, unity, and love for 8 children, 16 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021. Dolores (88) was born on September 30, 1932 to parents William and Lucy (Wraspir) Makovsky. She was raised in Silver Lake, MN, and was a long-time resident of Biscay, MN. Dolores graduated from Silver Lake High School and furthered her education at Mankato State Teachers College. On June 22, 1954, Dolores Makovsky and Junior Vorlicek were united in marriage at Czech Brethren Presbyterian Church in Silver Lake, MN. She taught school in the Silver Lake area until starting her family and moving to Biscay, MN. She worked at 3M for 24 years until her retirement.
Family was the most important priority to Dolores. She was an ever-present figure at her kids and grandkids’ events across the country. She enjoyed bowling and dancing to polka music played by her brother’s band, the Wee Willie Band. She enjoyed traveling with family and friends. Her radiant smile will remain the most treasured memory. Dolores was an inspiration to all for her strength, perseverance, and determination.
She was preceded in death by her husband Junior Vorlicek; son, Francis Vorlicek; grandson, Mitchell Vorlicek; parents, William and Lucy Makovsky; and brother, William Makovsky.
Dolores is survived by her children Lucy Stockdill, Jennie (Kevin) Kottke, Andy (Michelle) Vorlicek, Sally Vorlicek, Curtiss (Jill) Vorlicek, Allison (Brian) Anderson; Charles (Tammi) Vorlicek; her 15 grandchildren; her 11 great-grandchildren; her sister, Darlene Vorlicek; her brother, August (Irene) Makovsky; her sisters-in-law, Ann Makovsky and Ruth Rolf; and her many beloved nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Visitation will be on Saturday, February 20th from 11 AM to 2:30 PM followed by a memorial service at the Maresh Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Presbyterian Cemetery in Silver Lake. Due to COVID restrictions, there will be limited seating available for Dolores' service.
Serving the family is Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake. 320-237-2417. www.mareshfuneralhome.com.
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