Dolores A. Kallweit
August 30, 1930-September 11, 2019
Dolores A. Kallweit, 89, of Platte Center, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019.
The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, at Zion Lutheran Church Grand Prairie in rural Platte Center (36975 235th Ave.), with the Rev. Samantha Nicholls officiating. Private family interment will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22, at Gass Haney Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the Parkinson's Foundation.
Dolores Anna Koch was born on her family's farm, northeast of Columbus, on Aug. 30, 1930, to Otto and Nora (Henke) Koch. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church Shell Creek, where before her marriage she was a Sunday school teacher and was active in the St. John's Lutheran Church Choir and Luther League. She was also editor of the “Chatter Box” monthly paper at the church.
Dolores grew up on her grandmother's farm and helped her mother and father on the farm. She also helped care for her grandmother who was in a wheelchair from a broken hip. Dolores attended elementary school at Platte County District # 2 and graduated from Kramer High School in Columbus in 1948. Before her marriage, Dolores worked in the Production Marketing Association Office (former FSA) in Columbus.
Dolores met Dayle Kallweit at one of the area's Luther League get-togethers. On June 25, 1950, Dolores was united in marriage to Dayle Kallweit at St. John's Lutheran Church, Shell Creek. To this union four daughters and three sons were born.
As a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Dolores taught Vacation Bible School and had been active in Ladies Aide and the Women's Missionary Society.
Dolores and Dayle raised their family on their family farm. She worked side by side with her husband on the farm and did a lot of vegetable gardening and canning. After Dayle died in 1999, Dolores stayed on the farm for 20 years.
Dolores enjoyed reading, sewing, cooking, baking, listening to music, growing flowers, especially roses, loving and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a loving and caring person and enjoyed sharing flowers from her garden with friends.
Dolores enjoyed her family and her husband and traveled with him to visit friends in many cities and states, and went with him to Vancouver, Alaska, and Germany. Her last years were spent at home with the help from the girls from Home Instead.
Dolores is survived by daughter, Cynthia (Russell) Hopp of Omaha; daughter, Carol (Ken) Lackey of Tulsa, Oklahoma; son, Steven (Marcy) Kallweit of Columbus; daughter, Janice (Jim) Flemming of Castle Rock, Colorado; son, Keith (Xhallie) Kallweit of Mill Valley, California; son, David (Adrienne) Kallweit of Catoosa, Oklahoma; son-in-law, Mark (Sarah) Keairnes of Des Moines, Iowa; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Phyllis (Frank) Kasel of Rogers; sister, Elaine Freudenburg of Madison; sister-in-law, Norma Koch of Columbus.
Dolores was preceded in death by parents, Otto and Nora Koch; husband, Dayle Kallweit ; daughter, Bonnie Keairnes; brother, Walter Koch.