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Dolores Jean Sachau

May 10, 1929 — January 24, 2023

Sioux City, IA – Dolores J. “Dee” Sachau, 93, died Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at a local nursing home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Holy Cross Parish-St. Michael Catholic Church with burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery. A visitation will be 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Friday, January 27, 2023, at St. Michael Church with a Parish Vigil at 7:00 pm. The family is being assisted with arrangements by Christy-Smith Funeral Homes, Larkin Chapel. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at .

Dolores Jean “Dee” Shearer, the daughter of Oliver and Lucille (McCormick) Shearer was born May 10, 1929, in Jackson, MN. She graduated from Central High School in Sioux City.

On December 22, 1951, Dee was united in marriage with Harry H. Sachau in Elk Point, SD. Harry died March 3, 2000. She was devoted to her loved ones and created a warm and caring home for her ever-growing family. She loved and supported every one of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her many friends.

Dee created many holiday and birthday traditions over the years. Her favorite was the annual Christmas Eve celebration at her home. Each year was filled with children, laughter, chaos, the all-important nativity scene, wonderful food, and of course, a visit from Santa.

Dee touched countless lives during her 93 years. She was wise, kind, generous, creative, fun, and the constant source of strength for her family and so many others.

She volunteered with many organizations, including Girl Scouts, Diocese of Sioux City Catholic Schools, the Bargain Center, Goodfellow Charities, and Siouxland Center for Active Generations.

Dee was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Siouxland Center for Active Generations, Catholic Daughters, and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed dancing, playing Shanghai, bridge, and bingo.

Dee is survived by her children, Bobbette (Greg) Theroux of Des Moines, IA, Maryellen (Irby) Shipp of Charleston, SC, Terri (Mark) Avery of McCook Lake, SD, Julie Stickrod, Sue (Monte) Stusse, Lisa (special friend: Dale Barkley) Sachau, Jeff Sachau, Jill (Pat) Considine, and Rebecca (Garrett) Smith, all of Sioux City; 24 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons Tim and Pat; sister, Dona O’Gara; and two grandchildren.

The family has requested that memorials be directed to Sunrise Retirement Community and St. Croix Hospice.
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