Dolores T. DeRose

December 22, 1928August 2, 2018

Dolores Theresa DeRose, 89 of Haslett passed away at home surrounded by family on August 2, 2018. She was born December 22, 1928 in Jackson, Michigan to Leo and Helen Schweda. Dolores was a longtime resident of the Haslett/Okemos area. She was the family’s role model. Family was the single most important thing in her life; caring for her husband and children she went above and beyond. Family traditions and gatherings were very important, whether it was preparing meals for holidays, spending time with the grandkids, and great-grandkids her love was felt by all. She was an avid MSU fan and loved watching Detroit Tigers. She along with her husband attended several bowl games, including the 1988 MSU Rose bowl. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, and playing bridge. Later in life she worked at Macys. After retirement she and her husband spent many enjoyable winters in Florida. Dolores is survived by her husband of 66 years, Victor; her six children, Susan (David) Wilcox, David DeRose, John DeRose, Nancy Baran, Mary Trosko, and Steven DeRose; twelve grandchildren, Ryan (Kacie) Wilcox, Chris (Danielle) Wilcox, Elizabeth (Kevin) Hedley, Matthew DeRose, Daniel DeRose, Michael (Jami) Baran, Robert (Samantha) Baran, James Baran, Victoria Trosko, Sarah Trosko, Alexandria Trosko, Jaden DeRose, and nine great-grandchildren. Her sister, Betty (Jack) Maule and brother, Jerry (Tina) Schweda. Preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Helen Schweda; sisters, Eleanor Bennett and Joan Patterson; brothers, Leonard, Jimmy, and Richard Schweda. Funeral Mass will be held 11 AM Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at St. Martha's Parish, 1100 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos, Michigan, with visitation 10-11 AM prior to the service. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Dolores to either Hospice of Lansing, 3186 Pine Tree Road, Lansing, MI 48911 or MSU Division of Human Anatomy, East Fee Hall 965 Fee Rd., A519 East Lansing, MI 48824, which is a willed body program supporting medical education. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes. Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at


  • Hospice House of Lansing
  • MSU Divsion of Human Anatomy


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 7, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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Pam Shaw

August 7, 2018

Just happened to be in town today but missed the visitation. Wanted to say to all of you how much I enjoyed both your Mom and Dad in those long ago years. How can we forget all those great memories of both sets of parents playing bridge, laughing, eating always food when your Mom was around and us kids playing, some of us getting in trouble, and later on babysitting. She may be gone but will always be in our memories and what good ones they are. All my love to all you DeRoses' and most of all to you Vic you had a great partner in this life. Forever, Pam

Anne Staples

August 4, 2018

My heart is breaking for all of you. Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. I will never forget how kind your mom was to me and how she treated me like family. Rest In Peace Dolores. Your family and your friends will miss you terribly.

Sandy Anson

August 4, 2018

Sue, Mary and Nancy,
I am truly saddened by the loss of your mom and pray that God will give you the reassurance and peace of knowing that she has eternal life. May you find comfort and solace in reflecting on the cherished memories you have built with her throughout the years.
Love and Prayers,
Sandy Anson

Scott Hatinger

August 4, 2018

My condolences to the whole family. Many fond memories with Vic and Nancy. Blessed Be