Dorothy Anne Parilek, of Antigo, died Saturday, July 24, 2021, at her home. She was 80 years old. She was born on August 9, 1940, in Antigo, a daughter of Arthur and Adeline (Kanzelberger) Bostwick. She married Richard Parilek on April 11, 1959, at St. John Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on April 5, 2016.
She attended St. John Grade School and Antigo High School having graduated with the class of 1958.
She worked for James Spychalla Farms, where she met the love of her life. She also worked for Schroeder Brothers Farms and worked side by side with her husband on the Lucky Ash family dairy farm for over 50 years.
Dorothy was a member of SS Mary & Hyacinth Catholic Church and the Rosary Society.
She was also a member of the Associated Milk Producers Inc., Dairy Herd Improvement Association, Agricultural Soil Conservation Service, and Farm Bureau of Wisconsin Auxiliary. She was a member of Sweet Adeline's "Four in A Chord" and "Note Blenders".
She served as president of the Spring Valley Parent Teacher Organization. She was a music leader for the Neff-Switch Acorns 4-H Club and was an avid softball player for Claude's, Polar Country Club and Van Dorf's.
Dorothy enjoyed fishing and playing cards with her husband and many friends.
Survivors include six daughters, Deborah (Clarence "Harry") VanVonderen of Antigo, Donna Remington of Antigo, Denise Meister of Cadiz, KY, Diane (Michael) Preboski of Antigo, Dorothy (John) Rustick of Antigo, Dawn (Andrew) Moczynski of Bryant; three sons, Richard (Kathryn) Parilek Jr. of Antigo, Robert (Pamela) Parilek of Antigo, Randy Parilek of Bryant; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Emma Jean Brandt; brothers, Raymond (Grace) Bostwick, Thomas (Inase) Bostwick, Gerald Bostwick, James Bostwick, Peter Bostwick; sisters, Marie (Henry) Petersen and Patricia (Roger) Kreger.
A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at SS Mary & Hyacinth Catholic Church with Rev. Joel Sember officiating. Burial will take place in Queen of Peace Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home.
A parish wake service will be held Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial bench on the Antigo board walk.
A special thank you to her home health nurse Diane McKinney and her niece Susie Tews for the quality time she spent with her.
Online condolences at www.bradleyfh.com.
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Antigo, WI 54409
Antigo, WI 54409
Antigo, Wisconsin 54409
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I am saddened and heart broken for all of you in the passing of Dorothy. I am so happy I got to meet her, visit and play some cards. She was a very nice lady. May God be with all of you. Pam Quaas
Sending our heartfelt condolences to all of you. So blessed to have such wonderful memories of your mom growing up. She was an awesome lady.Fond Memories was purchased for the family of Dorothy Anne Parilek by Love, Laura, Tim, Jake, Hannah & Mariah Husnick.
Years ago (1975 - '76) I played softball with Dorothy for Claude's team in Polar, we had alot of fun! One time, she got hit with a ball on her nose & it split her glasses, she & her glasses fell to the ground. She got back up, taped her glasses together & was ready to play more ball!
Hoping she is at rest. Beth Hoerman
I remember when we were kids (11 or 12?) that we liked to play in the corn across from our house. Dorothy called mom one day and said, "Mary, I hate to tell you, but your kids are knocking down lots of stalks in the field by your house....Can you please tell them to stop??? Mike Theisen
I will always remember the kindness and tender care Aunt Dorothy gave to my mother Rose in her last days. My condolences to my cousins. Family was all important to her.
My heartfelt condolences to you all. May God give you peace and strength in this difficult time.
I am so sorry for your families loss, your mom was an amazing woman and will certainly be missed by many.
Dearest Parilek Family~ So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Mother! I was always in awe of your parents strength and love of family. I am grateful to have been able met them both and get to know most of you! Praying that your special memories provide comfort during this difficult time. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. The "Lambert Girls" Beth, Susie and Gina