Beloved mother and grandmother, Dolores K. Nitecki, 91, of Tiffin, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, Sept. 25, 2012, at St. Francis Home, Tiffin.
She was born Sept. 16, 1921, in Tiffin, to Joseph and Clara (Weisenberger) Kuhn.
Survivors include two daughters, Jeanne Brock, her devoted caregiver, of Tiffin, and Susan (John Estenik) Nitecki of Worthington; two sons, Bruce Nitecki of Toledo and Joe (Roberta) Nitecki Jr. of Tiffin; three sisters, Jeanne (Bob) Troxell of Fremont, Sr. Mary Evelyn of Toledo and Patti (Lou) Rodgers of Florida; 11 grandchildren, Danny, Elizabeth, Nick, Nathan, Timothy Jr., Christina, Alex, Andrew, Amy, Todd and Bryan; and many great-grandchildren. Her presence in our lives is a gift for which we will always be grateful.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, William and Maurice Kuhn; two sisters, Eileen Gordon and Mary Draheim; and son, Timothy
Dolores graduated in 1939 from Tiffin Calvert High School and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin. She was a member of the Greatest Generation and experienced the deprivation of the Great Depression as a child, and the effects of World War II as the wife of deployed soldier, Joseph J. Nitecki Sr., and as the mother of young sons. She loved taking care of her grandchildren; family was central to her life. She took great pride in the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren. She also loved sending greeting cards and giving gifts, and delighted in receiving flowers and small knick knacks from her family.
Her funeral Mass will be noon Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, with the Rev. Gary Walters officiating. The rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to Mass. There will be no burial at this time.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice.
Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883, (419) 447-2424, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be sent and the guest book signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.