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Dolores Pechacek 05/19/2021

Dolores Pechacek 05/19/2021

Dolores Leona Pechacek age 95, of River Falls, Wisconsin died on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at home surrounded by loved ones and family. Dolores was born on June 16, 1925 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Frank and Fannie Bachel. She was one of four children born from that marriage. If you would ask Dolores about her childhood, she would tell you it was a simpler time. She shared memories of growing up poor and understanding the value of a dollar, no electricity, or water in the house and using kerosene lamps at night. Learning the importance of hard work by doing dishes, cleaning, and bringing in wood and water from outside. She smiled recalling simple pleasures as a kid like running barefoot through the wet grass at night, hide and seek, Annie Annie Over and hopscotch. After graduating from high school at 17 she and her sister Lorraine got a job at Langwear sewing Military uniforms for 25 cents an hour. Her best memory of that job was saving enough money to put electricity in their parent’s house. However, that job blessed her in more ways than one. The girls at Langwear decided to have a party at the Glen Park Lodge which is where she met her husband Roman. She would blush and smile reminiscing about when they dated going to a dance every weekend and a show every Sunday and Wednesday nights and that she fell for him because he was so kind to everyone and a hard worker. They got married on May 14, 1946 and that was the beginning of their love story and the beautiful life they built together. That love quickly grew into another incredible love which was for their beautiful farm. They worked so hard together to make that farm what it was. It was a labor of love. They were truly partners. Dolores would run the house, take care of their children and then be outside pitching hay in a dress and feeding the pigs. They were a team and it was obvious anywhere you looked on that farm. When they started out there were no tractors so, she would walk behind him in the fields helping him as he walked behind the horses working the fields. She also wanted the farm to be beautiful, so she sewed curtains for all the barn windows and other building, planted pretty flowers all over and never let one weed grow anywhere. She said what made their marriage work was three things; be honest with each other, go to church together and get on your knees as a couple and pray together. As a mother she gave her children such a good life. She not only instilled a love for God in them but taught them the importance and value of love and kindness. Dolores was such a hard worker. She not only worked on the farm but decided to get a job in town. She worked at Schultz, Snyders and Freeman Drug. She oversaw the greeting cards. She worked so hard at making sure they were neatly in place and always stocked. She was so proud of her cards. She worked that job until she was 93. It was more than a job to her. She so enjoyed talking to the people who came in, but most of all she loved her Freeman’s family. Some of Dolores’ favorite things were her beloved John Deere riding lawn mower and mowing grass, her collection of angels, spending time in prayer, eating ice cream, reading anything about heaven, puzzles, watching Survivor, cooking, playing Solitaire on her iPad, taking naps in her electric blanket and Christmas time on the farm and all the holiday traditions. Dolores was truly a beautiful person inside and out. She was the first to help anyone and did not like to see anyone sad or suffering. She went above and beyond for every one of her children and grandchildren. She spoiled all of them not only with gifts, fun outings, trips and over the top holidays, but most importantly with her fierce love, loyalty, kindness and support. The hole she left behind will never be filled. She was one of a kind and the heart of the family who can never be replaced. She touched every life she was a part of and is going to be terribly missed. Dolores is survived by her children, Richard (Barbara) Pechacek, Patty (Phil )Most, Karen (Toby Gary) Marsh, Tom Pechacek, Janice (Tim) Pechacek; grandchildren, Annette (Dan) Johnson, Scott (Lora) Pechacek, AmyJo Most, Eric Most, Travis (Meri) Most, Tony (Melissa) Pechacek, Andy (Becky) Pechacek, Amber (Chad) Hanson, Jennifer Joy, Abbie Joy, Ryan Joy; great-grandchildren, Cody Johnson, Kelsey Johnson, James Pechacek, Rachel Pechacek, Evan Pechacek, Olivia Most, Sophia Most, Gracie Pechacek, Elena Pechacek, Nolan Pechacek, Jolie Pechacek; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Dolores was preceded in death by her husband, Roman Pechacek; parents, Frank and Fannie Bachel; sisters, Lorraine French, Jeanette Deiss; brother, Dale Bachel; and granddaughter, Paula Pechacek.  Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 am on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at St. Bridget Church 211 E Division Street River Falls, WI and will be streamed live through the link just below this obituary.  Visitation was also on Tuesday from 10-11 am at the church.  Interment was in St. Bridget Cemetery.  We would like to thank Adoray Hospice for their compassionate care, Dr. Carrie Torgerson for her excellent care and understanding, Father Harris for the love he gave over the years and the family and friends that surrounded her with love from the first day she got sick through the following couple of days until she went to be with Jesus.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

 

10 Comments

  • Laurie Mahoney Posted May 19, 2021 4:13 pm

    Amy Jo – I am sending many thoughts and payers to you and your family.

    • Amy Jo Most Posted May 20, 2021 11:11 am

      Thank you!!

  • Suzanne starcevich Posted May 19, 2021 9:14 pm

    Prayers for the family

  • Tom & Karen Fleming Posted May 20, 2021 5:31 pm

    Sorry for your loss of your mother, grandmother & great grandmother. You all are in our prayers during this time in your lives. May you find comfort knowing, that she now has her own angel wings.

  • Wendy Dodson Posted May 20, 2021 9:56 pm

    Sending our deepest condolences to you and your family! Praying for all of you and sending love and hugs!!

  • Sheri E Carlson Posted May 21, 2021 10:29 am

    Ryan, Jenny and Amy Jo
    I am sorry to hear about your grandmother, I had the great pleasure of meeting her last fall. what a kind wonderful lady.

  • Linda Swenson Posted May 21, 2021 2:28 pm

    Prayers and hugs for you all.

  • Beryl VanHeukelom Posted May 21, 2021 6:06 pm

    I want to send my Sincere Sympathy to the family of Dolores. She was a very good friend of mine, especially the last few years, and I will miss her dearly. I will miss our supportive phone chats, the encouraging greeting cards and her prayers ….. she told me (several times) she had a list that she prayed for every morning and that I was on that list. We were always going to meet for lunch ….. then COVID hit ….. we were planning it again now … but …. I guess that will have to wait until we meet again. I could go on & on but will conclude his comment by sharing with her family that they meant the world to her, without a doubt, after Jesus/God, her family came next. Dolores truly was a Special Lady ….
    a Special Friend. Go Rest High On That Mountain ….. Now Your Work On Earth Is Done…RIP Dear Friend.

  • Jerry & Joyce Biscoe Posted May 22, 2021 9:47 am

    Patty & Phil
    We are so very sorry to hear about your mom, sending you prayers of comfort, peace and love.

  • Helen Carter Posted May 25, 2021 2:25 pm

    Rick and family, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I know how much she was loved after listening to the many stories you’d tell while we worked at the food pantry. My prayers will be with you all.

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