Delores M. Stroda, of Herington, died Friday, June 27, 2014, at the Medicalodges of Herington. She was born on Wednesday, March 8th, 1933, at Lincolnville, the daughter of Albert Frank and Albina Elsie (Melcher) Bezdek.

Christian Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, at the St. John Catholic Church with Rev. Mark Wesely, officiating. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, at the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Herington Chapel

Mrs. Stroda retired after working 20 years at the Dreiling’s Department Store of Herington and five years at the Lutheran Home, Inc. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church and served on the St. John Altar Society. She graduated from the Lincolnville High School with the class of 1951.

She married Dwayne Stroda, at St. Mark Catholic Church in Marion, on May 1, 1954. He survives of the home.

She is also survived by three sons, Darrell Stroda (wife Laurie) of Pratt, Chuck Stroda (wife Kim) of Abbottstown, Pa., and Pat Carpenter (wife Kathryn) of Oceanside, Calif.; two daughters, Pam Suenram (husband Bill) of Salina and Mary Schroeder ((husband Gordon) of Herington; a sister, Faye Makovec (husband Jerry) of Marion; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorials, to St. John Catholic Church, Fr. Emil J. Kapaun Fund, MS Society, or Hospice of Dickinson County; and they may be sent in care of the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home & Crematory, Herington Chapel, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, KS 67449-3038.