Dolores Winifred Brechtelsbauer

December 27, 1927July 22, 2013

Born December 28, 1927 in Pontiac, MI, the daughter of the late Glen and Winifred (Pomeroy) Wesley, passed away July 22, 2013 at the age of 85. She loved being a mother, and her children referred to her as “the best Mom ever!” She was preceded in death by her parents and loving husband, Jack George Brechtelsbauer. Surviving to cherish her memory are 3 daughters, Debby (Dale) Shiffer, Peggy (Jim) Skinner, and Kay Brechtelsbauer; one son, Randy (Catherine) Brechtelsbauer; eight grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; and brother, James Wesley. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 26, 2013 at Church of the Resurrection, 1531 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI with the Reverend Mark Rutherford from the Church of the Resurrection celebrating. For those desiring, contributions may be made to Hospice House of Shiawassee County, 2005 E. Copas Rd., Owosso, MI 48867. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at


  • Funeral Mass Friday, July 26, 2013

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Wendie Hardy Karpinski

August 1, 2013

To Dolores' family: My father, Atlee (Bill) Hardy hired Jack as one of his first employees at Douglas Steel. Over the years, Dolores and Jack and my mom and dad became good friends. (I remember being so excited when I learned to spell "Brechtelsbauer"!) The last time I saw Dolores was when my mom was receiving therapy at the same facility where Jack was staying (Dimondale). I happened to be visiting my mother when Dolores stopped in to visit her (2008). Both Jack and Dolores were wonderful folks and a delight to know. At this sad time, may the love of friends give you comfort. And, may the love of God give you peace. With my deepest sympathy.

Murie Brechtelsbauer Bell

July 27, 2013

So sorry to hear of Aunt Delores passing. Many fond memories. Our deepest sympathy and prayers.

JoAn Holcomb

July 26, 2013

Kay, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family!!!! Treasure the memories and the pain will ease with time. I'm always here if you need me.

LeRoy and Theresa Brechtelsbauer

July 26, 2013

So sorry we are unable to be at Aunt Delores Funeral! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, deepest sympathy to you all! May God grant you peace and healing for your loss.

Marta Chouinard

July 25, 2013

Debbie & family, so sorry to hear you lost your mom. You are in my thoughts and in my prayers.

John and Rene' Allison

July 25, 2013

So sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers for your family.

Robert&Barbara Howland

July 24, 2013

Randy, Debbie, Peggy and Kay,
She was the best!! Barb and I send our deepest sympathy and prayers. Our love to you all.

Kerry Johnson

July 24, 2013

Peggy, Carrie & Chad, I am thinking of all of you. I know how much your Mother and Grandmother meant to you. Trust that she knows this.

July 24, 2013

So sorry to hear of the loss of such a long time friend. I enjoyed bowling with Dolores for many years at the Lansing Recreation Center Bowling Lanes. Joanie & Buzz Hart/Surprise, az.

Cathy Brunton

July 24, 2013

Fond memories of the Brechtelsbauer family...and Mrs B. So sorry for your loss. Cathy Brunton