Dolores C. Hoeft

Dolores C. Hoeft, nee Bales, 88, of West Bend, passed away on Friday, Oct. 12, 2007 at Synergy Health St. Joseph’s Hospital in the town of Polk.

She was born on May 19, 1919 in the town of Trenton to the late Frank and Agnes (nee Bahr) Bales, and graduated from West Bend High School in 1936.

On June 10, 1941 she was united in marriage to Robert Hoeft at Holy Angels Catholic Church, West Bend.

In 1945 Dolores and Bob joined St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Parish and Dolores be-came an active member of St. Mary’s Christian Mothers So-ciety.

Dolores and Bob were also active members and former officers of the West Bend Square Steppers from 1955 until 1991.

Dolores is survived by her husband, Robert; four children, Jerry (Sandy) Hoeft of Heathrow, Fla., Gene Hoeft of West Bend, Marilyn (John) Tepper of West Bend and Steven (Debra) Hoeft of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; six grandchildren, Monty (Diane) Hoeft of London, England, Sean and Stephanie Tepper of West Bend, Megan (Kenneth) Aldridge of Winter Springs, Fla., Nicholas and Daniel Hoeft of Palm Beach Gardens; one great-grandson, Ian Aldridge; a sister Sylvia (Eugene) Belunes of West Bend; two brothers, Alex Bales and Franklin (Margaret) Bales, both of West Bend; two sisters-in-law, Loretta Bales of West Bend and Mary Struebing of Plymouth; six brothers-in-law, August Hoeft of Cascade, Walter Hoeft of West Bend, William (Betsy) Hoeft of Green Bay, Paul Hoeft of Cascade, and Walter Belunes of West Bend; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Rosalie Hoeft; two brothers, Sylvester and his wife Alice Bales, and Ray-mond Bales; four sisters-in-law, Olive Hoeft, Mae Hoeft, Marie Bales and Gladys Hoeft; and three brothers-in-law, Arthur Hoeft, Hugo Hoeft and Robert Struebing.

A Mass of Christian Burial in honor of Dolores will be held on Friday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m., at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church, 1610 Monroe St. West Bend.

Rev. Robert Bales will be the celebrant, and burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Thursday at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home in West Bend from 3 until 6 p.m. with a vigil service at 6 p.m.

Visitation will continue on Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m.

Memorials to the Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired are appreciated.

A reception in remembrance of Dolores will follow the burial at Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home.

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