Dolores "Dee" Helen Stallons, age 98, went to meet Jesus face-to-face at 4:05 a.m. Monday, February 13, 2017. After 86 years of serving Christ as her Savior she heard Jesus say, "Well done thy good and faithful servant." Her life was a representation of Christ and a true role model to her children and many others along the way.
Dee began a nursing career in 1944 during World War II, a career that encompassed 51 years. She faithfully served at Downey Veterans Hospital in Waukegan, IL, Kenosha Hospitals, Burlington Hospitals, and the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Phillips, WI. During that time, Dee met and maintained relationships with many co-workers, which have lasted until her recent death.
In addition to her full-time work, Dee spent many hours volunteering in the local church. She served by teaching in the Sunday school and Children Ministries Program, as well as, assisting in special meal preparations and various duties within the church. Upon retirement, Dee continued her ministry by working for the Phillips Literacy Program, reading with students in the elementary school, holding weekly bible studies at Pleasant View Nursing Home, and hosting many children from the First Baptist Church at her home on Germania Street. Dee prayed, offered encouragement to others, and gave a listening ear to those in need.
Dee is survived by her children James (Mary) Stallons, Glenn Ellyn, IL, Jean (Don) Sapinski, Crown Point, IN, Frank (Jayne) Stallons, Arlington, WA and Robert (Ann) Stallons, Greenwood, WI. Three grandchildren, Dean (Marissa) Stallons, St. Paul, MN, Holly (Ro) Adebiyi, Minneapolis, MN, and Erinn Stallons, Eau Claire, WI. Two great-grandchildren, a great-grandson (Malaki Stallons) and a great-granddaughter (Coralie Stallons).
Dee was preceded in death by her parents, her Husband Frank, and one daughter Antoinette at birth, her sister Bernice and brother-in-law Gordon Erickson. Sister-in-laws Rita (John) Powers, Geraldine (Gene) Dunn, and brother-in-law Ray Stallons, and very special friend Margot Balczewski.
A graveside ceremony was held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the Bohemian National Cemetery in Chicago, IL. In lieu of flowers and gifts, Dee requested that you consider accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Life will be filled with trials and heartaches, which will be bearable with the Lord, but your reward, will be an eternity in the presence of our God.