Dolores M. Krol
Dolores M. Krol

VAN WERT, Ohio — Dolores M. Krol, 89, of Van Wert, died at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice.

She was born May 16, 1925, in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of the late John and Cecelia (Bouhoutz) Matres.

On Oct. 1, 1949, she was united in marriage with Alfons A. Krol who preceded her in death May 13, 1999.


She is survived by four sons: John A. Krol of Van Wert, Charles J. Krol of American Canyon, California, Mathew W. Krol of Chicago, Illinois, Christopher M. (Gina) Krol of Burlington, Vermont; eight grandchildren: Lisa M. (Ron) Shoemaeker of Paulding, Jason A. (Niki) Krol of Decatur, Indiana, Joshua J. Krol of Davis, California, Emily A. Krol, Adam A. Krol, and Jeremy P. Krol, all of Burlington, Vermont, Paul Krol of Columbus, Ohio, Christina Skinner of Davis, California; four great-grandchildren: Baily Krol of Van Wert, Shayla Shoemaeker of Paulding, Macy and Dogger Krol of Decatur.

She was a sister-in-law to the late Cardinal John Krol.

She was preceded in death by her son: David A. Krol, brother: Leonard Matres, and sisters: Mary Matres and Genevieve Teodecki.

Dolores had a BS degree in nutrition and was employed by J L Hudson in their Detroit store in dietary services and as mezzanine restaurant manager from 1947-49 then served as director of patient nutritional planning at Garfield Heights Hospital from 1949-50.

She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, a former member of the Pastoral Council of the church, a member of the Altar-Rosary Society, Catholic Ladies of Columbia, the former St. Marys Dinner and Bridge Group, Welcome Wagon, Meals on Wheels and Van Wert Womans Club. She was active in a bowling league, was a St. Marys school lunch assistant, and a member of Van Wert County Hospital Twig II for 46 years.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church with the Rev. Stan Szybka officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 - 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at Brickner Funeral Home where a parish rosary will be recited at 6 p.m.

Preferred memorials are to the Van Wert Community Health Professionals Hospice.