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Delores Graack

Delores Maria Graack, 88, of Sioux City passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 in Charles City, IA following complications of heart disease.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. with the family present from 6-8 p.m. and a Rosary at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Burial will be at Floyd Cemetery. Online condolences may be given at

Delores Graack
Delores Graack

Delores was born April 25, 1930 in Sioux City, the daughter of Michael and Sophia (Kaminski) Staszewsky. She graduated from Central High School and attended the University of Iowa for one year. In later years, she continued her education at WITCC.

Delores married Howard J. Graack on December 14, 1952 in Sioux City. He preceded her in death on November 14, 1982. Delores lived in Sioux City for 83 years and then moved to Osage Beach, MO for four years. For the last four months, Delores was living in Charles City, IA.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and a former President of the Women’s Guild. Delores was an active volunteer at the AID Center in Sioux City, St. Joseph School, and the Election Polls. She enjoyed gardening, playing cards with family, and family gatherings. Family was of the utmost importance to her and she loved her side kick George the cat.

Survivors include her children: Thomas and wife Peggy Graack of Omaha, NE, Denise and husband Dan Pavlovich of Charles City, IA, and Theresa and husband Samuel Beem of Osage Beach, MO; former daughter in law Lee Ann Robinson of Ridgeville, SC; grandchildren: Jeff (Heidi) Pavlovich, Dr. Matthew (Cory) Pavlovich, Dr. Kristin (Chris) Hansen, Jacob Beem, and Eric Graack; great grandchildren: Ryan, Sarah, Blake, Luke, Jonathan, and Andrew; and several nieces and nephews.

Delores was preceded in death by her parents, husband Howard, and seven sisters: Jenny Katres, Lillian Kobbe, Helen Pope, Ida Lukowicz, Georgia Luke, Mary Ann Tillo, and Cecelia Staszewsky.