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Dolores A. Beardsley

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March 24, 1933 - January 13, 2023


Dolores A. Beardsley, age 89, of Whitehall, died peacefully at home, surrounded by all of her children and all of her grandchildren on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023.

Dolores was born on March 24, 1933, in Macon Township, Ill. to Forbus and Myrtle (Fitch) Stiltz. She married Orin W. Beardsley on Aug. 14, 1955, in Livermore. Orin preceded Dolores in death on Oct. 27, 2001.

Dolores worked in the Whitehall School District after her children had reached school age and also worked at the Whitehall Public Library. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, cooking, baking and camping with family. Her most loved times were just being with family. Dolores also volunteered for many organizations, including Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church and the Gundersen Tri-County Hospital Auxiliary.

Dolores is survived by a son, Bill (Mai) Beardsley of La Crosse, Wis.; two daughters, Shari (Ryan) Peters of Blair and Dawn (Randy) Vold of Osseo, Wis.; six grandchildren, Euriah (Sarah) Vold, Kristin (Chris) Boettcher, Noah (Joy) Beardsley, Gabby (Michael) Beardsley, Kassie (Chad) Maassen and Lucas (Brenna) Peters; four great-grandchildren, Jace, Henli and Charlie Boettcher and Myla Maassen; two brothers, Greg (Kathy) Stiltz and David (Chris) Stiltz and a sister, Fern (Paul) Slaikeu.

In addition to her parents and husband, Dolores was preceded in death by son, Brian; two brothers Ray and Larry Stiltz and a daughter-in-law, Paulette Fox-Beardsley.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, at 7 p.m. in the Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall with Pastor Peter Jonas officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the time of service.

Memorials may be designated to St. Croix Hospice (Eau Claire), Pigeon Falls Health Care Center (Pigeon Falls) or Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church (Whitehall).

Burial will be in the Union Cemetery in Livermore at a later date.

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