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Dolores Emmerich

POSTED: December 12, 2013 2:01 p.m.

Dolores Emmerich, 95, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at her home in Hastings, Neb. 

Dolores was born May 15, 1918, in rural Ellsworth County, Kan. to Chris and Emma (Feist) Stumps. She graduated with a Bachelors Degree in music education from Marymount College, Salina, in 1940.

She married John R. Emmerich at Sacred Heart Church, Salina, Jan. 1, 1942; he died in 1986. She was a school teacher in Kansas and Nebraska.  Upon retirement from teaching, she joined the Choralettes with whom she enjoyed singing and performing. She also enjoyed piano, gardening, traveling, quilting, and spending time with family and friends. She was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Hastings for 68 years and longtime member of the Union Pacific Railroad Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Emmerich; parents; three brothers, Edward, Leo, and Walter Stumps; and three sisters, Eleanor Hujing, Agnes Warlop, and Teresa Shipley.

Survivors include sons and spouses, Frank Margaret Emmerich, Loveland, Colo., John and Deborah Emmerich, Green River, Wyo., James and Phyllis Emmerich, Lincoln, Neb.; daughters and spouses, Dorothy Emmerich, Hastings, Donna & Wayne Heilman, Colorado Springs, Colo., Della Delin, Lincoln, Neb., Darlene and Micheal Liakos, Minden, Neb.; brother, Jerome Stumps, Downey, Calif.; sister, Joan Breford, Holyrood; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m., Friday, Dec, 13, at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center and one hour prior to the service at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, Hastings.

Rosary will be held at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13, at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, at the church with Father Joseph M. Walsh officiating.
Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. 

Memorials may be given to Hastings Catholic Schools for the music program c/o the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to

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