Dolores Stach


November 4, 1927 - May 21, 2019


Dolores Stach, 91, Mitchell formerly of Letcher, SD died Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Saturday, May 25 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial will be in the Butler Cemetery at Letcher. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 pm Friday with a scripture service at 7:00 pm at the Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Dolores Anne Stach was born November 4, 1927, to Allen and Elizabeth (Lutzweiler) Holeton in Philadelphia PA. She graduated from Ben-Salem High School in 1945, then earned her teaching degree in English in 1949 from Westchester State Teachers College. Her first teaching job brought her to Letcher SD where she met and married Steve P. Stach on December 29, 1949. To this union were born eight children. Dolores and Steve owned and operated the Stach Grocery Store in Letcher until retiring in 1988.

Dolores was a member of St. Scholastica Catholic Church and Altar Society in Letcher and later in life was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell. She was a charter and lifelong member of the Letcher American Legion Auxiliary and was active in the Letcher Study Club. She was an avid reader, enjoyed ice skating, Jersey Shore, dancing, baking, and cooking, at which she was very good at.

Survivors include her children: Elizabeth (Bob) Werkmeister of Sioux City IA, Elaine (Greg) Almond of Harvard NE, Miriam (Dave) Mead of Hartford SD, Stephen Stach of Letcher SD, and Theresa (Loren) Wakeman of Hawarden IA; nine grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, her sister, Stephanie Wagner of Levittown PA, cousins, Andrea (Dave) Ainsworth of Bridgeton NJ, Jim (Elaine) Jackson II of Medford NJ, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Steve of 56 years, infant son Anthony, son Stuart, daughter Allwyn, her parents, her uncle Gus Lutzweiler, aunt Alma (Jim) Jackson, and brother-in-law Earl Wagner.


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Butler Cemetery
Letcher, South Dakota

Posted by Nancy Kelly on June 8, 2019
I stopped & visited with Delores at Brady on May 6th, she looked impeccable dressed & was so sharp!! Had a brief but very nice visit!! Hugs to Miriam, Elaine & rest of family!! A VERY sweet LADY!!❤️🙏
Posted by Joyce Swagger, Letcher Community Church on May 25, 2019
What a sweet lady. Had lunch with her at Brady Home last fall. The Letcher Community will miss her. Praying for your family.
Posted by Beth Ann Hansen on May 24, 2019
I was very blessed to talk to your Mom last week.she sounded wonderful, and she was Happy to talk to my Dad, Rene Tritschler, as they talked about old times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Posted by Delbert Hiemstra on May 24, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to the Stach family. We always enjoyed our visits with your mother, grandma and great grandma.
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