Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, October 2, 2023 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Oshkosh
Visitation 3-5 Sunday at St. Elizabeth’s with a Rosary at 5:00 p.m
Delores Lake, 93, of Oshkosh passed away on September 28, 2023 at Regional West Garden County Hospital in Oshkosh.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, October 2, 2023 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Oshkosh with Father Michael McDonald and Deacon Dixon Powers officiating. Interment will be held at Antelope Valley Cemetery.
Visitation will be held 3:00pm -5:00 pm Sunday afternoon at St. Elizabeth’s with a Rosary Service to be held at 5:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Delores’ name can be made to St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church of the donor’s choice.
Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home and Cremations in Oshkosh is serving the Lake family.
Family and friends can leave condolences at www.bondegardfunerals.com.
Delores Katherine Krajewski was born April 30, 1930 in Brule, Nebraska to Katherine (Lubash) and Ed Krajewski. She joined older brothers Alvin and Alfred (Fritz) and was later joined by a younger sister Lorene (Leeper) and brother Richard.
Delores grew up on farms and ranches in Keith County, Nebraska. The family moved to the Antelope Valley community north of Oshkosh in 1948 where she met "the boy next door", Dean Lake. She always said she "won the lottery" when she met him. Dean and Delores were married on August 22, 1950 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Oshkosh and recently celebrated 73 years of marriage.
Dean and Delores built a life based on hard work, family, and their faith. She was very proud of her home, her children, and grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, taking care of her chickens, playing pitch, going to garage sales, gambling trips with her daughter Deb, playing pool with her grandchildren, and taking care of people. Delores and Dean enjoyed many fishing trips to Island Lake and Lake McConaughy. She was a good cook and entered and won the Nebraska Beef Cook-Off one year.
Delores was a very hard-working person and taught her children to be the same. She always thought of others first and enjoyed giving gifts for any occasion. She loved giving her fresh homemade bread to visitors, neighbors and her many nieces and nephews. She was a very loving and kind mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be greatly missed by all.
Preceding her in death were her parents; brothers Alvin "Curly" Krajewski, Alfred "Fritz" (Rita Schmidt) Kraski, and Richard (Mary Lou) Krajewski, her sister and brother-in-law Lorene and Budd Leeper, and her sister-in-law and brother-in-law Betty and Virgil Ring.
She is survived by her husband, Dean, her four children: Ron (Betsy) Lake of Palisades, Washington, Patricia (Allen) Peters of Minatare, John (Elaine) Lake of Oshkosh, and Deb (Bruce) Conklin of Scottsbluff, Five granddaughters: Lisa Lake of Bothell, Washington, Kathy Peters of Scottsbluff, Shelley (Trevor} Votruba of Gretna, Jenna (Randy) Ross of Lewellen, and Celean (Zach} Eckert of Hastings. She is also survived by 7 great-grandchildren: Austin, Aubrey, and Autumn Votruba, Brynlee, Bryson and Bryleigh Ross, and Weston Eckert.