Dolores O. Lochen

Dolores O. Lochen, (nee Soares), 85, of West Bend passed away Tues-day, June 24, 2008 at the Aurora Medical Center-Hartford.

She was born on April 11, 1923 in Somerset, Mass. to the late Anton and Marie (nee Gon-salves) Soares, and was united in marriage to James Lochen on Sept. 9, 1944 at St. Michaelís Cathedral in Fall River, Mass.

James was from the West Bend area and, after completing his time in the military, they moved to West Bend in 1945. In 1956 Dolores started working at the Amity Co., where she spent 23 years, until retiring in 1979.

She was a member of St. Maryís Immaculate Conception Parish, and the West Bend VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She was a loving mother and enjoyed being with her family.

Dolores is survived by her four children, James (Alice) Lochen of West Bend, Richard (Tina) Lochen of West Bend, Maureen (Dan) Kramer of Weyauwega and Pamela (Bob) Schumacher of West Bend; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Tillie Miranda of Berkley, Mass., and Marion Cestodio of Fall River, Mass.; a sister-in-law, Katherine Landrath of West Bend; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James, in 2002; three sisters; four brothers; a granddaughter, Lori May Lochen; and a sister-in-law, Virginia Schloemer.

A Mass of Christian burial in remembrance of Dolores will be held on Friday, June 27 at 3 p.m. at St. Maryís Immaculate Concep-tion Parish, West Bend. The Rev. Michael Moran will be the celebrant, and burial will follow in Washington County Memorial Park.

Visitation will be on Friday at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of Mass.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the family.

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