Obituary for Dorothy E. Smola

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Dorothy E. Smola

April 17, 1931 - November 28, 2018

Dorothy E. Smola, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.

Honoring Dorothy’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no services at this time. Private services with the family will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Michigan. Arrangements have been entrusted to Newell Chapel, Decatur. Those wishing to send a condolence online may do so at

Dorothy was born on April 7, 1931, to Frank & Frances Krizinski in Dowagiac, MI. On September 10, 1955, she was united in marriage to Edmund Smola. Dorothy’s pride and joy were her family and she was a great lover of cats. In her spare time, she also enjoyed playing her organ which she was gifted playing by ear. Dorothy was a member of Holy Family Church.  She will be sadly missed, a caring and loving person to all who knew her.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Cindy & Ric Ashley, Eddie & Teresa Smola, Bob & Tracy Smola, Jim & Joanie Smola and Christine Smola; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Joan Blahuta and Sylvia Blake; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Frances Krizinzki; husband, Edmund Smola; brothers, Zigmont, Leo, Ted, Abe and Roman Krizinski; sisters, Katherine Hazel, Irene Schmitz and Alice Lee and grandson, Charlie Smola.



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Born: April 17, 1931
Died: November 28, 2018

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Joe Hoffman posted on 11/30/18

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Joe Hoffman posted on 11/30/18

Jim, I feel like I know your mom from 25 years of hearing about her and you needing to end our conversation because your mom was expecting you for lunch. I think it was great you had the opportunity to visit her everyday and your close relationship with your mom. My thoughts and prayers go with you and your family. Joe Hoffman P.S. Does Christine know she needs to make you lunch now?