Dolores Annette Wohlhutter, the daughter of Frank Joseph and Violet Merle (Ames) Stolz, was born on June 19, 1928, in Kirkman, Iowa. Along with her family, she moved to Harlan, Iowa, in 1939. She attended and graduated from Harlan Schools. After graduation, Dolores was employed as a telephone operator at Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company for a year. On June 7, 1951, Dolores married Bernard Lee Wohlhutter in Harlan. The couple lived in Charleston, South Carolina, while Bernard served in the Navy. In early 1954, they moved back to rural Kirkman, where they farmed until 1967; they then moved to Harlan.
Dolores loved to garden and had a yard filled with flowers and a vegetable patch. She enjoyed knitting and doing embroidery work, as well as listening to music, especially country, gospel, and blue grass.
Dolores A. Wohlhutter died on Friday, July 3, 2009, at the Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan, Iowa, at the age of 81 years and 14 days.
Dolores was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bernard Wohlhutter, on December 16, 1982; and one brother, Charles Stolz. She is survived by two sons, Mike (Pat) Wohlhutter of Harlan, Iowa, and Jim Wohlhutter of Harlan, Iowa; one daughter, Mary Beth Wohlhutter of Glenwood, Iowa; one sister, Mary Clare Bowman of Harlan, Iowa; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at the Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan, with Deacon Pat Davitt of St. Michael’s Catholic Church officiating. Casket bearers were Gabe Henery, Sabin Henery, Melanie Henery , Soren Henery, Jenna McDaniel, Rylie Wohlhutter, Kelsey McDaniel, Angela Wohlhutter, Michael Wohlhutter II, and Danielle Wohlhutter. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Kirkman, Iowa. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left online at www.burmeisterjohannsen.com.