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Mar 6, 1928 – Feb 4, 2013 (Age 84)
Dolores Lorraine (Kathman) Wikert, the daughter of Joseph T. and Nettie (Schubbe) Kathman, was born March 6, 1928, in Lake Park, Iowa. Dolores passed away on Monday, February 4, 2013, at Touchmark at All Saints in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at the age of 84. As a child Dolores moved to Graettinger, Iowa with her family and graduated from Graettinger High School in 1945. On June 28, 1945, Dolores was united in marriage to Roland Wikert. The couple made their home and began to raise their family in the Graettinger area, where they were engaged in farming. In 1969, the couple moved to Ringsted where they owned and operated Wikert's Royal Blue Grocery Store. After the couple sold the grocery store, Dolores continued to work in the business until her retirement. In her leisure time she enjoyed traveling, going to casino's, dancing, especially the two-step. She loved Elvis Presley, the Green Bay Packers, especially her hero Brett Favre. She was well known for being a great cook, would cook for whomever and was famous for her sweet pickles, potato salad, chicken and noodles. Dolores was a member of United Lutheran Church in Ringsted. Left to cherish Dolores' memory are her children, Gary Wikert and his wife, Gale of Crossville, Tennesse; James Wikert and his wife, Alinda of Dallas, Texas; Susan Boothroy and her husband, Dennis of Parker, Colorado; William Wikert and his wife, Joey of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin; Angela Wikert and Terry Clabaugh of Canton, South Dakota; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and her special dog, Charlie. She has been preceded in death by her husband; son, Roland "Pep;" one grandson; her parents; three sisters and two brothers.