James H. Doletzky

July 2, 1924January 25, 2013
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James H. Doletzky, formerly of Wayne, Michigan passed away on January 25, 2013 at the age of 88.

James was the beloved husband of Nalda "HoHo" for 63 years. Loving father of David (Diane) Doletzky, Gwynn (Dale) Manzel and Barb (Mike) Husby. Proud Gramps of Rachel (Tim) Honoway, James (Karen) Doletzky, Matthew (Tammy Sue) Manzel, Benjamin J. (Leigh) Husby, Thomas Husby, Jason (Mary) Manzel, Jeremy (Cassie) Husby and Nicklaus (Theresa) Husby. Also Proud Gramps of 12 great grandchildren. Dear brother of Phyllis (the late Earl) Long, dear brother in law of Jonada "Jo"(the late Ronald) Seim and dear uncle of 2 nephews and 3 nieces.

James entered the US Army in 1943 reaching the rank of Corporal by his discharge in 1945. While with the Army, he served in the Pacific Theater in during WWII earning 2 Overseas Service Bars, a Bronze Service Arrowhead, and 5 Bronze Battle Stars.

James' family will receive friends on Monday January 28, 2013 from 3-8 pm at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 34567 Michigan Ave. (east of Wayne Rd.) in Wayne.

His life will be celebrated with a Funeral Service on Tuesday January 29, 2013 at 11 am with in state 10 am at Peace Ev. Lutheran Church, 9415 Merriman Rd. (by W. Chicago) in Livonia.

The family suggests memorial donations to:

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 2265 Livernois Rd. #410 Troy, MI 48083


Huron Valley Lutheran High School 33740 Cowan Rd. Westland, MI 48185


  • Visitation Monday, January 28, 2013
  • In state Tuesday, January 29, 2013
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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Ken Martin

February 21, 2014

Nelda and family,

The Martin family in Florida sends their condolences during the time of need. My mom, Jane Martin, daughter of the late Henry Goudy passed away on Feb 8th 2014. Now they are both up in heaven smiling, watching over us.

Carl Ferch

February 6, 2013

Barb the Doletzsky family,

My deepest sympathy on the loss of your father and husband. I pray you will find comfort in the knowledge that he has escaped this veil of tears and now resides in the Ivory Palaces of Heaven.

Tim Plath

January 30, 2013

Dear Nalda and the rest of the family,

Please accept our sympathies on the death of your husband, father and grandfather. What a blessing Jim was to all of us. I remember my father talking about meetings with Jim for the WELS Board for Parish Education back in the day. We remember fondly how Jim and Nalda showed their love for our Lord by the many ways in which they supported Huron Valley Lutheran HS. That demeanor wasn't lost on their children either, as evidenced by the continued support shown during the eight years we were at HVL. While we mourn with you at the loss of Jim, we rejoice that he is now in heaven with Jesus. One day, we too will join him. You remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Tim, Deb, Corey and Ryan

Gail (Teddy) Baumgart

January 30, 2013

Barb and family,
In your time of great loss, may you somehow find joy in your dad's transfer to the church triumphunt. My sincere condolences to you.

Marianna (Wohlleben) Thompson

January 29, 2013

Barb and family, Our condolences to you and your family. May God wrap his arms all around all of you...MArianna(Wohlleben) Thompson

Brenda Payne (Rogien)

January 29, 2013

To Barb and Family- My sincerest condolences for the loss of your dad. I pray that the Lord surround you with His love and comfort to sustain you in this difficult time. God bless you and yours with many, many happy and loving memories and the assurance of His continued grace and mercy.

January 29, 2013

To Nalda and the Doletzsky family, I have known Jim for 40 years through his connection with the Amalgamated Printers' Assn. He was always upbeat and excited about his collections and his books. When I was starting out in the organization, he was very supportive and everytime I had a new book at Cedar Creek Press, he managed to buy a copy for his library.

APA #269 will always be his, and he will always be a part of our associated memory.

Our thoughts are with you in this time of loss.

John G. Henry, Cedar Creek Press, APA 324

Jane Martin

January 28, 2013

To Nalda,David,Gwyn,Barb and family
our deepest condolences for your loss.
I'm sure Jim and my dad will be discussing the museum.Our prayers are with you.
Thomas and Jane(Goudy) Martin

Ben Raymond

January 28, 2013

Uncle Dave and Aunt Diane, Our sincere condolences from Houston. God Bless you guys! Love ya, Ben, Jenn, Brianne, and Bailey

Beverly Michalski

January 28, 2013

Nalda, I am so sorry for your loss. Some of my fondest memories are from the 658 reunions, I will always miss them. My Prayers are with you.
Beverly (Norbert) Michalski