Dolores Thomason, age 85 of Belle Plaine, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded
by her loving family on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Memorial Mass will be at 11a.m. on
Saturday, April 5 at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church in Belle Plaine. Fr. Michael Kaluza
will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will take
place in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery in Belle Plaine.
Dolores was born on the family farm in St. Thomas on December 5, 1928 to Anton “Tony” and
Anna (Buesgens) Soller. She attended Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School until 8th
Belle Plaine High School.
On November 8, 1947 she married Gordon “Bud” Thomason at Sts. Peter & Paul in Belle Plaine.
Dolores and Bud had 10 children. She loved to bowl, go on short trips, loved watching and
attending all sports. She was a homemaker, waitress and babysitter. Most of all, she loved
spending time with her family. She is preceded in death by her parents, son, Leon Thomason,
grandson, Ryan Fest, brothers, Bert, Ed, Wally and Dave Soller, sisters, Evelyn Hauer, Anna
Mae Hermann, and former husband Gordon Thomason.
Dolores is survived by her children, Linda (Rob) Ernst-Ziehwein,
Lynn (Kathy) Thomason,
Lori (Dale) Krekelberg,
Lisa (Steve) Pobuda,
Larry (Lisa) Thomason,
Lana (Barry) Wohler,
23 Grandchildren, 16 Great-Grandchildren,
Brother, Robert “Baker” Soller,
Sister, Darlene (Don) Antonson,
Sister-in-law, Cora Soller,
Nieces, Nephews, & Many Friends.