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Mrs. Dopkus
Mrs. Dopkus

Cecelia Dopkus, 96, of Spring Valley died at 11:45 p.m. Sept. 8, 2019, at Aperion Care Center, Spring Valley.

The private visitation and Mass of Christian burial for Cecelia were held today in Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church (Mautino Drive location) in Spring Valley. The Rev. Scott Potthoff officiated. Burial followed at St. Anne Cemetery, Spring Valley.

Barto Funeral Home, Spring Valley, assisted the family.

She was born Sept. 28, 1922, in Oglesby to John and Antoinette (Kruswky) Domkuski. She married John Dopkus and he preceded her in death.

Cecelia had been a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Spring Valley. She was a member of the church choir at St. Anne Catholic Church until it closed. She had worked at Westclox in Peru and Hobbs in Spring Valley. She was an avid softball player for the Westclox team.

Survivors include her three daughters, Mary Ann Chrismann, Janice Manahan and Alice (William) Bogatitus, all of Spring Valley; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Irene and Elsie Domkuski.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her great-granddaughter, Keegan.

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