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Dolores Smith

Published: Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 9:34 a.m. CST • Updated: Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 9:38 a.m. CST

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

She was born July 8, 1925, in Wausau, Wis., the daughter of Frank and Ida (Kuntz) Tremel. She was united in marriage to Donald R. Crump on May 11, 1946, in Wausau, Wis. He died Dec. 10, 1975. She married Robert Smith May 5, 1979, in Walnut. He died Dec. 24, 2001.

She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Dixon and was formerly a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Walnut. She did volunteer work for Hospice, Walnut Manor, Walnut House and St. John’s Catholic Church. She also was an Altar and Rosary attendant.

She is survived by two sons, Dan (Lois) Crump of Aurora, Colo., and Richard Crump of Toulon; two daughters, Sharon (Bill) Johnston of Rock Falls and Mary (Gary) Lydic of Thornton, Colo.; nine grandchildren, Sharilyn Eddy, Stacia (Kirk) Staples, Susan (Vincent) Searles, Sam (Kaz) Crump, Jessica (Jeremy) Quinn, Laurel Crump, Erica Crump, Chasidy Lydic Anheier (Kenny Pennington), 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 was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; one son, Lee Patrick Crump; four brothers, Walter, Clarence, Earl and Patrick Tremel; and two sisters, Caroline and Mae Freuen.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, at St John’s Catholic Church in Walnut with the Rev. Thomas Shaw, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, at the church with the Rosary recited at 8:30 a.m.

A memorial has been established to the Walnut Fire Department or St. John’s Catholic Church.

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