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William G. Dolak

November 7, 1931 ~ May 2, 2019 (age 87)


William G. Dolak, 87, of Belvidere, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019. He was born on November 7, 1931 in Joliet, Illinois to William and Sophie (Natkoski) Dolak. Bill graduated from Joliet Catholic High School. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Bill married Mary Gillespie on August 18, 1956 in Joliet, Illinois. He received his BS and MS from Illinois State University. Bill taught high school in Michigan and Illinois. He then began teaching Biology at Rock Valley College. He served as chairman in the Biology Department. Bill spent over 30 years in education. He also had a passion for gardening and travel and enjoyed playing bridge. 

Survivors include his wife, Mary; children, Julie (Jonathan) Clingman, David Dolak and Susan (Dan) Dobbels;. Sharing in Grandpa Bill's tractor rides were his grandchildren, Emma (Zach) May, Zoe and Eve Dolak, Eric, Greg and Joe Dobbels; siblings, Lester (Jean) Dolak and Lori Brown; numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents. 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2821 N. Bell School Rd., Rockford, Illinois 61107 with visitation from 2:00 p.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Rock Valley College Foundation for Scholarships.

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Memorial Service
May 4, 2019

2:00 PM
Westminster Presbyterian Church
2821 N. Bell School Road
Rockford, IL 61107


Rock Valley Foundation for Scholarships
3301 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford IL 61114

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