Dolores Stach

Mitchell

Dolores Stach, 91, of Mitchell and formerly of Letcher, died Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, May 25, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial was in the Butler Cemetery at Letcher. Visitation with a scripture service was held Friday, May 24, at the Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Dolores Anne Stach was born Nov. 4, 1927, to Allen and Elizabeth (Lutzweiler) Holeton in Philadelphia, Pa. She graduated from Ben-Salem High School in 1945, and then earned her teaching degree in English in 1949 from Westchester State Teachers College. Her first teaching job brought her to Letcher, where she met and married Steve P. Stach on Dec. 29, 1949. To this union, eight children were born. Dolores and Steve owned and operated the Stach Grocery Store in Letcher until retiring in 1988.

Dolores was a member of St. Scholastica Catholic Church and Altar Society in Letcher and, later in life, was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell. She was a charter and lifelong member of the Letcher American Legion Auxiliary and was active in the Letcher Study Club. She was an avid reader, enjoyed ice-skating, Jersey Shore, dancing, baking and cooking.

Dolores is survived by her children, Elizabeth (Bob) Werkmeister of Sioux City, Iowa, Elaine (Greg) Almond of Harvard, Neb., Miriam (Dave) Mead of Hartford, Stephen Stach of Letcher, and Theresa (Loren) Wakeman of Hawarden, Iowa; nine grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; sister, Stephanie Wagner of Levittown, Pa.; cousins; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Steve; infant son, Anthony; son, Stuart; daughter, Allwyn; her parents; her uncle, Gus Lutzweiler; aunt, Alma (Jim) Jackson; and brother-in-law, Earl Wagner.

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