Dorothy E. Dolezalek, 89, of Racine, passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at home. She was born on August 18, 1932 in Racine, the daughter of Fred J. And Lena M. (NEE: Ferch) Gaulke. She married the late Joseph Dolezalek on May 9, 1953. Dorothy loved to spend her time outside gardening. She ran Anchor Bay Resort, worked for Hamilton Beach and Oster appliances, and Western Publishing throughout her working career.  She enjoyed keeping her mind sharp and completing jigsaw puzzles. Dorothy will be dearly missed by her daughters Sandy Ludwigson, Brenda (Steve) Gaspar, Toni (Phil) Kavanagh, and Mindy (Ed) Zinthefer. She will also be missed by grandchildren James Worachek, Trevor Baker, Jolynn Zinthefer, Sammi Zinthefer, Andrew Zinthefer, and Luke Zinthefer, and great-grandchildren Owen, Robbie, and Evelyn. She is survived by a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Dorothy is predeceased by her parents Fred and Lena, husband Joseph, son Joseph R., granddaughter Bobbi Jo Baker, brother Robert Gaulke, and nephew Ted Morgenson. Funeral Services for Dorothy will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Strouf Funeral Home at 11 a.m. The family will receive guests on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Burial is private for the family per Dorothy’s wishes.