Delores Jean Kroack

Delores Jean Kroack, 76, of Waukon died Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 9 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. John Moser, Fr. Joseph Schneider and Rev. Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg officiating. Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Memorials may be made to St. Patrick School, Veterans Memorial Hospital or Good Samaritan Center, all in Waukon. Cards may be sent to Joe Kroack at 503 Third Street SW, Waukon, IA 52172. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Delores Jean Kroack was born April 16, 1944 in Monona, the daughter of George and Marjorie (Molitor) Topel. She attended Figgie Country School in rural Allamakee County and graduated from MFL High School in 1962.

May 27, 1967, she married Joseph “Joe” Kroack at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Monona. Jean worked at Iowa Radio Supply in Cedar Rapids, Goldberg Furniture in North Syracuse, NY, Northern Engraving, and for the Department of Human Services in Waukon before she retired in 2004.

Jean was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. She enjoyed bowling, camping, fishing, deer hunting and spending time with family.

Survivors include her husband, Joe, of Waukon; her son, James, of Waukon; a sister, Sharon Kouba of Hiawatha; and a sister-in-law, Beverly Walsh of Waukon. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Irving and James Walsh; her brother-in-law, Don Kouba; and her sister-in-law, Mary Lou Walsh.

Honorary casketbearers were Whalen Ahlstrom, Bryan Bollman, Mike Clark, Jeff Molitor, Matthew Nelson, and Kim, Casey and Cory Walsh.

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