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Dolores G. Miersch

Oct 03, 1921 - Aug 17, 2021


Dolores G. Miersch (Lolita), 99, passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. She was born October 3, 1921, in Chicago, IL, to Roy and Lillian Gavre.
She began playing the accordion as an entertainer at the age of sixteen. Her engaging style and charm led her to become known as “The Personality Girl.” Dolores and Russell, her husband, created a unique and colorful oriental home and garden, which was featured in the Sheboygan Press. She was a member of The Sheboygan Women’s Club, The Accordiana Club, and The Elks Club; and she was an active volunteer in the Sheboygan County Museum.

Dolores wrote two books which are housed in Mead Public Library’s Sheboygan History Collection: Reminiscences – A Sheboyganite’s Memories of Our City and the Times; and When Then Was Now.

She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Gavre; her mother, Lillian Gavre; her brother, Gerald Gavre; and her husband, Russell E. Miersch. She is survived by her daughter, Terri Vega, and her son-in-law, Ruben Vega, who reside in Mexico; and by her dear and loving friend, Marsha Schwinn, who was her caregiver and who filled her life with happiness and love.

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Sara Schaefer & family

Our most heartfelt condolences to my Aunt Terri and Tío Ruben. Lolita was a such an accomplished and creative person. She had impeccable style! Her presence lit up the room when she played the accordion. She will be greatly missed. I hope you find solace in all the wonderful memories you have of her. May she Rest In Peace. Sara

Kathleen Diane Siminow

Dennis and I extend our deepest sympathy to Dolores' family. We have many fond memories, albeit not recently, of times together, laughter shared, and good music enjoyed. Her home was indeed her castle, especially on North 8th Street, and she took pride in its oriental design. We want her daughter, Teri., to know we are thinking of her and keeping her in our prayers.. Dolores was very artistic and I remember one Easter egg painting session particularly. She brought joy to her friends and family.

Ann f

Oh Dolores “gma” I loved being able to care for you, you were such a wonderful person and had so much love to give. You will be missed by a few of us who grew close to you. I love you and fly high grandma Dolores

Lorrie Schwinn

Rest in peace beautiful lady!! You will be missed by so many!! 💖💖💖

Marsha Schwinn

My dear Dolores what I wouldn’t do to have a old fashion with you ( more brandy less old fashion for you! ) I haven’t taken off my ankle bracelet I wish we could of had more fun days but the ones we had I am so thankful for ❤️ You made life better fish fry’s rummage sales Walmart the getties to feed the birds!!! Thank you for bringing your daughter in my life WE LOVE YOU!!!! Your friend forever. Marsha 💔❤️🌺

Terri D Vega

Mom, You were a wonderful mother to me. Your long life was full memorable, and meaningful. So much to give! So many people whose lives you touched! Your creativity and talents were gifts that you shared with all of us who knew you. Thank you! With gratitude, admiration and love... Love you, Mom!