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Dolores Kamark

August 11, 1922 — August 16, 2015

Dolores J. Kamark, age 93, of Merrill, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2015 at her home under the care of her loving children and supported by Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services. She was born August 11, 1922 in Chicago, IL to the late Thomas and Kathryn (McNaulty) Schwertferger. On June 7, 1941 Dolores and Chester Kamark were united in marriage in Winchester, TN. He preceded her in death August 13, 1985. Dolores was a 1940 graduate from a Catholic High School in Chicago, IL. She worked at Holy Cross Hospital for 22 years as a nursing assistant until her retirement. Prior to moving to Wisconsin, Dolores worked many years at General Electric then Toastmaster on the assembly line. She enjoyed making quilts, sewing, and crocheting many beautiful afghans and shawls which she gifted to her children. Dolores loved to cook and enjoyed canning fruits and vegetables and was famous for her homemade apple slices or homemade pumpkin pie to share. She enjoyed watching old black & white movies and loved to dance the jitter-bug and sing. Dolores was an avid doll collector. She was very giving, loving and supportive without ever being judgemental. Dolores never complained, was very forgiving and had a very strong faith in God. She was a very stunning, beautiful woman which was a reflection of her heart. Dolores was very generous to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or any other organization for children in need. She was a longtime member of St. Francis Catholic Church. Dolores is survived by her six children: Gerald Kamark, Merrill, Chester (Linda) Kamark, Jr, Appleton, Barbara (Peter) Samolinski, Wausau, Mark (Debbie) Kamark, Oshkosh, Marie (Thomas) Strandberg, Merrill, and Theresa (fiancé Brad) Grund, Irma; 13 grandchildren: Jennifer, Ann Marie, Robin, Catherine, Benjamin, Jessica, Andrew Jr, Grant, Garrett, Cody, Krista, Chelsea and Jake; 15 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; two half-sisters: Caroline and Rosemary; four nieces; and her dear family friend: Karen Koeller whom she fondly described as her 7th child. She was preceded in death by her parents, Husband, Chester, brother, George, sister, Elizabeth, half-brother, Thomas, two uncles, Nick and Ray and two aunts, Loretta and Marie. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, August 21 at St. Francis Catholic Church. Father Chris Kemp and Father Jim Horath will concelebrate. Visitation will be from 4-8 PM Thursday, August 20 at the funeral home and again from 10-11 AM Friday before the service at the church. Burial will follow in the St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. Luncheon to follow the burial at the church. Memorials may be given in Dolores' name to St. Jude's. Waid Funeral Home of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.waidfuneral.com

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Visitation
Thursday, August 20, 2015
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Waid Funeral Home

301 Eagle Drive
Merrill, WI 54452

Visitation Friday is at St. Francis Catholic Church

Visitation
Friday, August 21, 2015
11:00 AM
St. Francis Catholic Church

1708 E. 10th Street
Merrill, WI 54452

Visitation
Friday, August 21, 2015
12:00 PM
St. Francis Cemetery

Memorial Drive
Merrill, WI 54452


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