Russell, 85 of Valparaiso passed away Monday, August 10, 2015.
She was born March
11, 1930 in Gary, IN, daughter of the late Joe and Viola (Cox) Comer. She
worked as a secretary at the Michigan City Court House, Valparaiso Welfare
Department Office, and at the Chesterton High School Library.
Dolores and her
husband, Daniel, were foster parents to many children. She was a member of
the First United Methodist Church of Valparaiso, where she sang in the choir
for many years. Dolores enjoyed baking pies, gardening, feeding birds,
genealogy, square dancing, and was an avid card player. The family will
cherish the afghans she made for each of them. Dolores also loved
photography and her favorite, sunsets at the beach.
On January 21, 1951
in Gary, IN, Dolores married Daniel Russell who preceded her in death in
She is survived by
her children, Karen Marie (Philip) Cordova of Grand Junction, CO, Daniel
Brian (Kelly) Russell of Denver, CO, and Kyle Anthony (Sandi) Russell of
Valparaiso; 4 grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth (Doug) Corwine of Denver, CO,
Susan (Mike) Rohler of Lafayette, and Kevin and Jeffrey Russell; great
grandchild, Kylan Rohler; and sister, Marian Hawk of Santa Barbara, CA.
She was also
preceded in death by her sister, Jeanine Dommer.
will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., at the First
United Methodist Church of Valparaiso, 103 N. Franklin St., with Rev. Dennis
Deeter officiating and burial to follow at Angelcrest Cemetery, Valparaiso.
Visitation will be
Friday from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Moeller Funeral Home 104 Roosevelt Rd.,
In lieu of flowers,
memorials are requested to the Dunes Hospice or First United Methodist