Dolores Filak's Story
Dolores (Filak) Michalek, 88, of Valdosta, GA died peacefully on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in the Langdale Hospice House. She was born June 12, 1928 in Joliet, Illinois to the late John and Anna (Kwasniewski) Filak. Before moving to Valdosta, Dolores lived in Lockport, Illinois. Prior to retirement, she worked at Ludwig Grade School, Globe Aircraft and Illinois Pure Aluminum. She was a faithful member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lockport, IL and a homebound member of St. John's Catholic Church in Valdosta, GA. Dolores enjoyed life by giving to others and cherishing the experiences of her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Raymond Michalek of Lemont, Illinois. Survivors include her three daughters and sons-in-law Mary and Michael Dauzvardis of Channahon, IL, Nancy and Kenneth DiLiberto of Woodridge, IL, and Jacqueline and Kelly Shoemaker of Valdosta, GA; her sister, Dorothy Filak of Lockport, IL; her seven grandchildren, Richard Dauzvardis, Alex Dauzvardis, Jessica DiLiberto, Matthew DiLiberto, Adam Shoemaker and Holly Shoemaker; and her four great grandchildren, Jim Dauzvardis, Kris Dauzvardis, Autumn Riggs and Ella Riggs.
A "Celebration of Life" will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm at Hahira United Methodist Church in Hahira, GA. Dolores will take her first airplane flight to Illinois where her visitation will be held on Monday March 20, 2017 at Goodale Funeral Home in Lockport, IL, followed by a funeral mass on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at St. Joseph's Church in Lockport, IL. Burial will be held at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville, IL. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com. Carson McLane Funeral Home.
Published on March 14, 2017