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Lois Dolan

d. September 16, 2011

Lois Ann Dolan, age 82, of Austin, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Friday, September 16, 2011 at St. Mark's Lutheran Home. Lois was born June 8, 1929 in Decorah, Iowa to Otto and Bertha Sollie. After moving to Austin with her family, she attended Austin Schools and graduated from Austin High School. On August 19, 1948 she married John B. Dolan, and together they raised their family of seven children. During her lifespan, Lois also worked at the Hormel cafeteria, Sears, Wallaces, and also the Austin School Bus Service, where she worked as an aide on the buses. Lois was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church, and most recently, St. Augustine Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Women of the Moose. Lois enjoyed many years of golf with her friends, and loved her time she could spend with family and friends. Her favorite times were the many years spent with her husband and family and friends camping, fishing, and just being on the lake--the Minnesota "Going up North." Survivors include her daughters, Marsha (Bob) Gilgenbach, Rochester, Sue (David) Thorsheim, Albert Lea; sons, Jim (Dee Dee) Dolan, Oak Grove, Mike (Julie) Dolan, Wyoming, Tim (Rene) Dolan, Cannon Falls, Brian (Kathy) Dolan, Austin, Randy Dolan (Lynne Olson), Zumbrota; 17 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; sisters, Mavis (Don) Bartley, Janice (Bob) Tucker, Sue Apold; brothers, Jerry (Pat) Sollie, David (Mary) Sollie; numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Bertha Sollie; husband, John B. Dolan; two sisters, Vivian and Bonnie. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 2:00 pm on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Jim Steffes officiating. There will be a 6:30 pm wake service on Monday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4-7 pm. The family will also greet friends at a luncheon following the service at the church on Tuesday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

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