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Dolores Maleska

June 12, 1931 — February 21, 2024

Melrose, Minnesota

Dolores Maleska

Dolores C. Maleska, age 92 of Melrose, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at the Cura Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 27 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Virgil Helmin officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Dolores Clara Riedeman was born June 12, 1931 in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota to John and Margaret (Holthaus) Riedeman. She was united in marriage to Frank Maleska on September 10, 1956 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. Dolores was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose, Christian Mothers, and St. Cecillia Mission Group. She enjoyed quilting, embroidering, baking, and loved taking walks. She volunteered with Meals on Wheels and at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Dolores loved spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Frank Maleska of Melrose; children, Roger Maleska of Clear Lake, Tom (Joni) Maleska of Melrose, Cathy (Gary) Nelson of Brainerd, Cindy Maleska of Columbia Heights, Lisa Howe of Minneapolis, Sharon Maleska of St. Anthony, and Joel (Wendy Spanier) Maleska of Melrose; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Dolores was preceded in death by her parents; son, Glen Maleska; son-in-law, Brian Howe; brothers, Jerome, Harold, Mark, Joseph, Ralph, Ed, and John Riedeman; sisters, Marcella Freihammer, Loretta Freihammer, and Beatrice Maleska.

A special thank you to the staff at Pine Haven for their wonderful care and compassion.



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Visitation

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

9:30 - 11:00 am

St. Mary's Catholic Church

755 E Kraft Dr, Melrose, MN 56352

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am

St. Mary's Catholic Church

755 E Kraft Dr, Melrose, MN 56352

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