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Dolores M. Smith

Published: Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
Dolores M. Smith

DIXON – Dolores M. Smith, 89, of Dixon, formerly of Walnut and Milledgeville, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at her home. 

Dolores was born July 8, 1925, in Wausau, Wisconsin, the daughter of Frank and Ida (Kuntz) Tremel. She was united in marriage to Donald R. Crump on May 11, 1946, in Wausau. He died Dec. 10, 1975. She married Robert Smith on May 5, 1979, in Walnut. He died Dec. 24, 2001. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon, and a former member of St. John Catholic Church in Walnut. Dolores did volunteer work for Hospice, Walnut Manor, Walnut House, and St. John Catholic Church. She also was an altar and rosary attendant. 

She is survived by two sons: Dan (Lois) Crump of Aurora, Colorado, and Richard Crump of Toulon; two daughters, Sharon (Bill) Johnston of Rock Falls and Mary (Gary) Lydic of Thornton, Colorado; nine grandchildren, Sharilyn Eddy, Stacia (Kirk) Staples, Susan (Vincent) Searles, Sam (Kaz) Crump, Jessica (Jeremy) Quinn, Laurel Crump, Erica Crump, Chasidy Lydic (Kenny Pennington) Anheier, and Donald (Cassie) Lydic; eight great-grandchildren, Daniel Eddy, Vincent, Alexzandria and Gregory Lydic, Conner and Logan Quinn, and Quinn and Adam Staples; one great-great- granddaughter, Aubrey Marie Eddy; one sister, Gladys Crump; two special nieces, Mickey Hoffman and Carol Molen; three sisters-in-law, Alice Davis, Janet Smith, and Stephaney Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She also was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Lee Patrick Crump; four brothers, Walter, Clarence, Earl, and Patrick Tremel; and two sisters, Caroline and Mae Freuen.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m., with the rosary recited at 8:30 a.m., Monday and the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John Catholic Church in Walnut, with the Rev. Thomas Shaw, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Walnut Cemetery. Garland Funeral Home in Walnut is handling arrangements.

Memorials have been established to Walnut Fire Department and St. John Catholic Church.

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