Dolores Hoeft, 94, of Marshfield, WI, formerly of Neillsville, WI, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023, at Three Oaks Health Services in Marshfield, WI.

Dolores Barth was born April 16, 1928, in West Allis, WI, the daughter of Clarence and Anna (Hranicka) Barth. She graduated from Nathan Hale High School in Milwaukee, WI, in 1946. She was united in marriage to Wilhelm Fleischmann Oct. 16, 1946. After they were married, they moved to Eagle, WI, for eight years before moving to Neillsville and farming in the town of Weston. They sold the farm after a few years and then built a new house kitty-corner to their farm. Along with farming, Dolores also worked at Russell’s of Neillsville for many years, the pickle factory in Neillsville and as a nurse’s aide for Clark County Social Services. Wilhelm died Sept. 19, 1990. On Jan. 21, 1995, she married Ray Hoeft. Ray died June 25, 2001.

Dolores was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Granton. She enjoyed crafting, knitting and crocheting.

She is survived by three children, Donnie, Darlene (Rick) and Dennis (Emilie); seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren and two special friends, Mary Ann Gall and Charlotte Hediger.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Bill and Ray; a grandson, Curt; and a great-grandson, Devon.

A memorial service for Dolores will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2023, at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Granton. Pastor Daniel Schoessow will officiate. Music will be provided by Caroline Helm, organist. Interment will be in the Marie Louise Chapel Cemetery in Christie, WI, at a later date. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4, at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.

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Gesche Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting Dolores’s family with funeral arrangements.

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