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Dolores M. Sylkaitis

August 11, 1942 July 12, 2016
Dolores M. Sylkaitis
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Obituary for Dolores M. Sylkaitis

PEORIA – Dolores M. Sylkaitis, 73, of Peoria passed away at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at her residence.

Dolores was born on Aug. 11, 1942, in Peoria to the late George and Ellen “Pat” (Connolly) Dickerson. She married Robert A. Sylkaitis on Nov. 23, 1968. He preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 2010.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Leo Dickerson; one sister, Geri Kahl; and one brother-in-law, John Kahl.

She is survived by two children, Nichola (Lucas) Peterson and Scott (Tracey) Sylkaitis both of Peoria; four grandchildren, Danielle, Austin, James, and Makayla; four sisters, Rose Shults, Janie (Pete) Smith, Patty (Tim) Kelly, and Joann Rush; and four brothers, Dan (Vickie) Dickerson, Jim (Melody) Dickerson, Pat (Nancy) Dickerson, and Steve (Teri) Dickerson.

Dolores worked as a surgical technician for OSF St. Francis Medical Center.

A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2016, at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Msgr. Jason Gray will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2016, at Wright & Salmon Mortuary, with recitation of the Rosary at 6:45 p.m. An additional visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the Mass at the church. Cremation rites will be accorded following the Mass and burial of cremains will be in Resurrection Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Southside Office of Concern.

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4:00 PM 7/17/2016 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/17/2016 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Recitation of the Rosary at 6:45pm

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Funeral Mass




10:00 AM 7/18/2016 10:00:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

Visitation 30 minutes prior

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Southside Office of Concern


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