Dolores I. Kodrich

Dolores I. Kodrich, 94, of Watertown, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Marquardt Health Center.

She was born on March 24, 1922, in Cudahy, the daughter of Francis and Anna (Gajdoz) Rakowski. She married Martin Kodrich in Milwaukee, and they had three children. She loved to follow world news and enjoyed keeping herself informed on current events. She was very kind and had a wicked sense of humor, even to the end. She was a quiet person and adored her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary (Alan) Demby of Morgan Hill, California; four grandchildren, Jennifer, Amanda, Mason, and Anya; and one great-grandson Preston. Dolores is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Dolores is preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Mark, a daughter in infancy, two brothers and two sisters.

A private family service will be held at a later date. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Forest Hill Cemetery of Wisconsin Rapids.

Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Homes is caring for the family. To place an online condolence, please visit