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It is with great sadness the Dolin family announces the passing of Elaine Barbara (Surdej) Dolin of Rapid City, SD. She passed from this life September 14, 2008, at the age of 70 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am Friday, September 19, 2008, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Rapid City, SD with Fr. Bill Zandri. Visitation will be held at Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City on Thursday, September 18, 2008 from 5pm-7pm with a rosary service at 6:30 pm.
Elaine was born January 12, 1938, to Michael and Wanda (Kukulski) Surdej in Chicago, IL. Elaine married Ronald S. Dolin on August 30, 1958. The couple moved to SD in 1966 to attend Black Hills State College. In 1970 Elaine received her Bachelor of Arts in English. She taught High School English in North Carolina and Eagle Butte, South Dakota. Elaine was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She dedicated her life to her children and grandchildren and was always supportive of each of our talents.
Grateful for having shared in her life are her husband of 50 years Ronald of Rapid City, SD; daughter, Kathryn (Wayne) Ham of Tipton, IA; son Ronald (Olichka) Dolin, PhD of Los Alamos, NM; and daughter Michele (Jon) Farris of Pierre, SD; Nine grandchildren: Jessica (Jim) Arndt, Clearwater, FL, Ryan (Rachelle) Ham, Tipton, IA, Ashley (Jason) Puerto, Washington, IA; Joshua, Alexandra & Nicholas Dolin of Los Alamos, NM; Matthew, Megan and Andrew Farris of Pierre, SD. Six great grandchildren: Taylor Ham, Haylee, Madelyn, and Wyatt Ham; Alexander and Victoria Elaine Puerto. She is survived by a sister Geri (Stan) Koziara, Plentywood, MT sister-in laws Jean, Helen and Marie of Chicago, IL and numerous nieces and nephews.
We will keep her in our hearts forever.
Family and friends may sign Elaine’s online guestbook at www.kirkfuneralhome.com.