Dolores C. "Dolly" Klohs, 88, of Orangevale, Calif., formerly of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at the Eskaton Fountain Wood Lodge Assisted Living Center in Orangevale, Calif.
Dolores Catherine Klohs was born New Years Day in 1922. Dolly started life very simply on a farm in the small town of Remsen, the daughter of Hans Borm and Caroline (Engelbrecht) Klohs.
On June 16, 1946, at the age of 24, she married a nearby resident of Le Mars named Murle Klohs. Shortly thereafter they moved to Los Angeles, where Murle pursued his career as a medicinal research chemist and Dolly became a bookkeeper. Dolly also worked part time as an interior decorator, at which she was particularly talented.
Dolly and Murle loved adventure and travel. In their 54 years of marriage, they visited almost every noteworthy local in the world. When Murle retired, they moved to northern California where they built a lovely lake-view home. Here they were able to enjoy golf and boating with their numerous friends in the beautiful, resort-like setting of Lake Wildwood.
Dolly contracted mantle cell lymphoma around the middle of 2008. After a struggle of a 1 1/2 years, which she bore with great patience and fortitude, she died Feb. 23, 2010.
Dolly was an exceptionally caring and considerate wife, mother and grandmother.
She will be greatly missed by her two daughters, Wendy Soares and Linda Setnik; her two granddaughters, Jennie Cunningham and Angela Soares, and two sons-in-law, Al Soares and Robert Setnik.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Murle Aug. 21, 2000.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. The Rev. Greg Gabriel of St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars, will officiate. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars.
Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.