Dolores Elaine (Schwarz) Leitz, 77, formerly of Eau Claire, MI, passed away on February 9, 2017, at Golden Age Manor in Stevensville, MI. Arrangements have been entrusted to Purely Cremations – Starks Family Funeral Homes 269-926-9440. A Celebration of Life service will take place at a later date. Memorial donations on Dolores’ behalf may be made to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, American Diabetes Association or Golden Age Manor in Stevensville. Those wishing to leave an online condolence for Dolores may do so at www.purelycremations.org.
Dolores was born July 25, 1939, in Millburg, MI, to Walter and Frieda (Hinkelman) Schwarz. She was a 1957 Graduate of Benton Harbor High School. Dolores worked at the Trade Lines for 30 years, first as a graphic designer and later in sales before retiring. Through the years, she enjoyed league bowling, traveling with family, spending time with friends and the girls at “Card Club”. Dolores was very artistic but using oils to create beautiful paintings was her favorite, earning her many awards over the years. She was an avid tennis and baseball fan, but the Chicago Cubs topped her list. Dolores was an amazing mother and grandmother. She adored her family and will be missed by all who were blessed to have met her.
She is survived by two children Wendi (Fiancé Scott Podjan) Leitz of Benton Harbor, MI and Michael Leitz of Elkhart, IN; twelve grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister Jeannette (Dave) Bush of Nalcrest, FL; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Walter R. Schwarz
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