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Dolores A. Delano Magnin

Collected and contributed by:  Bill Fonferek

. February 7 to February 9, 2013.
.Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Dolores A. Magnin, 75, Oconto Falls died Wednesday morning, February 6, 2013 at home, surrounded by her loving husband and family. She was born July 20, 1937 in Waukesha to Archie and Rose (Franovich) Delano. She lived with her family in Milwaukee, Abrams and Michigan before moving to Oconto Falls when she was 16 years old and attended high school.

On November 13, 1954 she married Jim Magnin in Oconto Falls. Dolores lived all of her married life in Oconto Falls where she was employed as a physical therapy aide at Community Memorial Hospital for a total of 33 years. She was an active member in the Oconto Falls United Methodist Church where she volunteered on numerous committees. Dolores also helped organize the Oconto Falls Youth Wrestling and Panther Backer Clubs, volunteered for the local snowmobile races and CMH Auxiliary and perhaps most warmly known as "Mrs. (Santa) Claus" to area youth. She will be fondly remembered for her loving and caring ways as well as her great sense of humor.

Survivors are her husband of 58 years, Jim Magnin, Oconto Falls; their eight children, Robert "Otis" (Theresa) Magnin, Oconto Falls; Cheryl "Maggie" Primeau, West Allis; Ronald (Cindy) Magnin, Lena; Terry (Lisa) Magnin, David "Bear" (Lori) Magnin, all of Oconto Falls; Laurie "Peanut" (Tom) Graef, Lena; twins Jerry (Shelly) Magnin, DePere; Jimmy (Lisa) Magnin, Luxemburg; 16 grandchildren, five great grandchildren; one brother, Steve (Lin) Delano, Mesquite, NV; two sisters, Lois Dugre, Pound; Marilyn Nunnally, Parker, CO; two brothers-in-law, Jack (Marilyn) Magnin, Stiles; Mike (special friend, Barb) Magnin, Oconto Falls; two sisters-in-law, Carol (John) Kersten, DePere; Pat Magnin, Oconto Falls; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, one grandson, Steven Thomas Graef and three brothers-in-law, Duane Dugre, Albert Nunnally and Tom Magnin.

Visitation will be held after 2pm Friday, February 8, 2013 at the United Methodist Church, 165 N. Farm Rd. Oconto Falls. Visitation will continue after 9am Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the Oconto Falls United Methodist Church until the time of service. Funeral services will be held 10:30am Saturday at the church with Pastor Jerry Cho officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oconto Falls.

The Magnin Family would like to extend a sincere thank you to all those who helped Dolores and her family during their journey.