Dolores West, age 84, of Cambridge died June 6, 2014 at her home.
Dolores West was born December 12, 1929 in Duluth to Michael and Stella (Kapa) Diklich. She was raised in Goodland, Minnesota and graduated from Nashwauk High School. Soon after graduation she moved to the Twin Cities and worked at Twin City Arsenal. Dolores met the man of her dreams, Wheeler West, and they were married on May 22, 1954. They made their home in Cambridge. Dolores worked at Control Data for over 20 years. She was a long time member of Common Ground United Methodist Church in Cambridge. Dolores enjoyed watching sporting events of all kinds, Twins, Vikings and Timberwolves. She also enjoyed bowling for many years. Dolores was a great caregiver, taking care of her parents and husband when they were ill. She always made sure that everyone was taken care of. She was the organizer and glue that kept everything together. Her sons friends all called her Ma West and Dolores took great pride in that.
Memorial services 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Common Ground United Methodist Church in Cambridge with Rev. Diane Nelson officiating. A time for visiting 1 hour prior to the service. Leah Volker will be the soloist and Ellen Siewert will serve as organist. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Strike Funeral Home Cambridge Chapel.