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Dolores B. Shimanski, 90, Silver Lake

Dolores B. Shimanski, 90, of Silver Lake, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Harmony River in Hutchinson.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, March 5, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. The Revs. Tony Stubeda and Paul Schumacher were the celebrants. Alice Nowak was the organist. Readers were Ronald Shimanski and Genevieve Lhotka. Gift bearers were Kim Ziermann, Alyssa Schauer and Ella Mickolichek.
Casket bearers were Ryan Anderson, Jeff Lhotka, Jason Shimanski, Steven Shimanski, Vince Shimanski and Justin Hlavka. Interment was in the St. Adalbert’s Cemetery in Silver Lake.
Dolores Shimanski was born Aug. 21, 1924, in Hale Township, McLeod County, the daughter of Steven and Clara (Mallak) Pokornowski. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church. She attended District 80 country school until the eighth grade. She worked as a clerk at the Al Danek Our Own Hardware Store and later at Tonka Toys.
On Sept. 10, 1945, she was united in marriage to Simon “Sam” Shimanski at the St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church in Silver Lake. The wedding ceremony was performed by the Rev. Stanley Julkowski. God bless their marriage with seven children. They made their home on the Shimanski family farm.
She enjoyed baking, cooking, quilting, embroidery, dancing to old-time music, traveling and playing cards.
Mrs. Shimanski was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake and belonged to the Council of Catholic Women (C.C.W.) and the Rosary Society.
She is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Simon “Sam” Shimanski; children, Genevieve (Roger) Lhotka of Silver Lake, Gladys (Mike) Carter of Farmington, Robert (Sue) Shimanski of Hutchinson, Ronald (Mitzi) Shimanski of Silver Lake, Doris (Dale) Jerabek of Silver Lake, Therese Hlavka of Sherburn and John (Rosie) Shimanski of Silver Lake; 21 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Rita Beehler of Sandpoint, Idaho; brothers, Francis (Bernie) Pokornowski of Cokato and LeRoy (Judy) Pokornowski of Hutchinson; a sister-in-law, Marcella Pokornowski of Silver Lake; many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Frank Hlavka; her parents; and a brother, Sylvester Pokornowski.
The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake served the family. Online condolences may be made at www.mareshfuneralhome.com.