Dolores L. Jackowicz - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

January 10, 1929 - May 30, 2022

Dolores Lucille (Krych) Jackowicz, of Richfield, MN and Altoona, WI passed away on Monday, May 30, 2022, at The Classics at Hillcrest Greens, Altoona. She was born in Thorp, WI on January 10, 1929, the youngest of 12 children of the late Agnes (Dudkiewicz) and Andrew Krych.
After graduating from Thorp High School, she lived and worked in Chicago with her sisters, Kathrine, Rose, and Theresa where she met her future husband. She married Stanley Jackowicz on April 16, 1955 and together had one son, Stanley Jr. They moved to Richfield, MN where they lived for many years. Although she was the “baby” of the family, she had the strength to live through her own health issues, and the loss of her husband in 1990 and her son in 1996. Dolores was a private and independent woman who enjoyed her quiet time but also a good family gathering. In 2015 she moved to The Classic at Hillcrest Greens in Altoona, WI where she was a favorite with the staff and other residents. She was a devout Catholic and was a regular contributor to the Church’s bake sale with her famous Jewish pound cake.
She will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her brother, Edmund (Valentine) Krych and their children, Tom, Janet, and Tim Krych, and Theresa Thesenvitz. She is also survived by her Wisconsin family, Donna (Panek), Erin, Cara Berdal, Kathy (Kluk) Reiner, and Sue, David, and Ed Panek. Other surviving nieces and nephews include, Dorothy (Yurkowsky) Ozga, Joan (Yurkowsky) Schultz, Karen (Krych) Druszczak, Mary (Krych) Perilla, Steven Krych, Daniel and Leonard Sumiec, Mitchell and James Grzenia, Andrea (Krych) Connolly, David and Joe Krych; cousin, Barbara (Dudkiewicz) Stautmeister, and many great nieces and nephews. She is further survived by her sister-in-law, Rose Antolec, niece Christine Kohanzo and members of the Jackowicz family.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Stanley; her son Stanley Jr.; her parents, Agnes & Andrew Krych; sisters, Theresa Yurkowsky, Ann Grzenia, Celia Sokolski, Louise Sumiec, and Rose & Kathrine Panek; brothers, Steve, Frank, Leonard, and Joseph Krych; sister-in-law, Irene Sowa and a number of uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Aunt Lor will be remembered for her quick smile and sense of humor. It seemed appropriate that she would pass on Memorial Day, because if you had the privilege of knowing Dolores, you knew she was “unforgettable.”


  1. Kathy Reiner says:

    May she rest in peace… Now she’ll hopefully be reunited with Uncle Stas & Stasiu. She will be truly missed. A one in a million, loved her humor and ‘sharp wit’.
    Love & Prayers Ciocia Lor,

  2. karen hadzima says:

    “When a stone is dropped into a lake it quickly disappears from sight, but its impact leaves behind a series of ripples that broaden and reach across the water. In the same way, the impact of one life, will leave behind an influence for good that will reach the lives of many others. ”
    our sympathy to the family in the loss of your aunt. she kept the family in smiles with her quick wit. I will always remember her welcoming smile when I visited her with Kathy. she always had to go out to buy a new outfit. also her flowers in her garden were blooming and filling out the garden.
    “Moje najszczersze wyrazy współczucia,” “My deepest sympathies.”

    • Donna Berdal says:

      Karen, thank you for your lovely words. You always know what to say. Dolores was surely one of a kind. A delightful woman who loved to make people laugh.

  3. Daniel Sumiec says:

    Ciocia Lor had a great sense of humor and a laugh that will not be forgotten. I have a lot of found memories growing up with her as a child and what makes it all special was her being my Godmother. May Ciocia Lor continue to have fun with the angels and all of her brothers and sister’s.

    God Bless Ciocia Lor,
    Dan & Lynn

    • Donna Berdal says:

      Danny and Lynn, you are so right, Ciocia Lor was one special lady with her quick wit and impish smile. She loved all of us, and just thinking of her makes me smile.

  4. Christine Kohanzo says:

    A beautiful life and wonderful memories with her Chicago family. Many sharded celebrations: births, birthdays,

    anniversary, and family gatherings for homemade dinners.

    Her smile and gentle ways with a great sense of humor made her a very special lady for the world to see.

    Rest in Peace.

    Niece Christine & Sister-in-law Rose

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