Dolores J. Haen, 94, of Sheboygan, passed away comfortably surrounded by family on Monday afternoon, July 23, 2018, at Countryside Manor in Sheboygan, where she had been a resident for the last month.
Dolores was born on September 5, 1923, in Sheboygan, daughter of John B. & Estelle “Stella” (Strauss) Schinabeck. Dolores attended and graduated from Holy Name Grade School and Central High School in Sheboygan, WI. On October 13, 1951 at Holy Name Church in Sheboygan, Dolores married George Anthony Haen, a widower with two small daughters Jessica and Francha. Together during their 41-year marriage, George and Dolores had two additional daughters: Mary Lou and Jennifer. As a family, The Haen’s made their home in Plymouth and then Kohler for nearly 50 years.
Dolores’ career spanned several decades of secretarial service for Kohler Company, Kohler General, Curt Joa and Jim Smyth Realty. Dolores was a consummate volunteer; active as a Kohler Girl Scout leader, member of the Kohler Women’s Club, officer and participant within the ladies bowling and golf leagues for Kohler Company and Town & Country Golf Course for decades. Since 1965, Dolores enjoyed spending summers at the family cottage at Cabot’s Cove in Sturgeon Bay, WI. Dolores loved to learn and travel, exploring destinations with friends and relatives throughout the United States and around the world including Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
Dolores was gifted in arts & crafts and enjoyed quilting, crocheting, painting sewing; she loved a great book, doing crossword puzzles, and playing games especially dominoes and bridge. Dolores loved watching and attending Wisconsin sporting events that included the Badgers, Brewers, and Packers. Dolores was a life-long animal lover, adopting and caring for several rescue dogs. Dolores was a loyal and long-time member of St. John Evangelist Church in Kohler.
Dolores is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law: Jessica (Donald) Klein of Sheboygan Falls, WI, Francha (Paul) Holberg of Puryear, TN, Mary Lou (Jon Zoran) Haen of Sheboygan, WI, nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren, great grandchildren and many friends.
Dolores was proceeded in death by her parents, In-laws Joseph & Margaret Haen of Sheboygan, youngest daughter Jennifer Ann Haen (1987), husband George Anthony Haen (1992), brother & sister in-law, Clarence and Dolores Schinabeck (2002/2003), and youngest brother John “Buddy” Schinabeck (2012). Deceased brother & sister in-laws include: Alfred & Marion Haen of West Bend, WI, Robert & Rosemary Hoffmann and Daniel & Margaret Stieber of Sheboygan, WI. Leona & Maynard Barteck of Arizona.
The family would like to thank the caregivers of Countryside Manor and St. Nicholas Hospice program for their service this past month. To the staff & volunteers of The Gathering Place & Memory Matters in Sheboygan Falls who facilitate day-time activity programming for those suffering from Alzheimers and Dementia. The volunteers from St. John Evangelist Church, family friends and neighbors who helped care for Dolores, so she could remain at home and independent as long as possible.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are being established in Dolores’ name for The Gathering Place in Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan County Humane Society and St. John Evangelist Catholic Church, Kohler. Cards may be sent to the family c/o W1666 Santana Drive, Sheboygan, WI 53083.
Two visitations were planned for Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Wenig Funeral Home, Sheboygan Falls and on Monday, July 30, 2018 at St. John Evangelist Church, Kohler. A funeral mass at St John’s was celebrated by Father Dennis VanBeek. Burial was at Woodland Cemetery in Kohler.