Obituary for Dolores L. Duckworth

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Dolores "Lolly" L. Duckworth, 94, of La Crosse passed away Monday, December 18, 2017 at her home. She was born on January 17, 1923 to Peter and Hazel (Kitlinger) Hefti. On February 25, 1939 Dolores married Howard "Duck" J. Duckworth and he preceded her in death on January 1, 2004.
Dolores owned and ran the bookstore called the Booktrader on Clinton Street for many years.
Dolores is survived by a daughter, Judy (Dennis) Gilbert of La Crosse; three sons, Howard Duckworth Jr., Dennis (Joann) Duckworth, and Lynn (Marlene) Duckworth all of La Crosse; nine grandchildren, Debra (Jeffrey) Mehrhoff, Tina (John) Walker, Wendy (Matthew) Farrar, Scott (Camlet) Gilbert, Tracy (Ryan) Mayer, Matthew (Nicole) Schultz, Mary Rose (Douglas Kruschke) Duckworth, Jonathan (Melissa) Duckworth, and Andrew (Katie) Duckworth; twenty-three great grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Wilhelm of Onalaska.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Marie Powers, Hazel Wallace, and Georgina Hefti; three brothers, Clifford, Henry, and Bernard Hefti; and a grandchild, Tami Schultz.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 809 Gillette Street, La Crosse. Pastor Gordan Clary will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 12:00 p.m. until time of service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Salvation Army Donation Center, 728 Copeland Avenue, La Crosse.
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