Dolores A. Bessa, age 83 died Feb. 14, 2016 at Ministry St. Mary’s Hospital under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice. She was born Oct. 21, 1932 in Chicago to Casimer and Anna Pustelnik. Dolores married Robert E. Bessa Oct. 13, 1951 at St. James Catholic Church in Monico.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Vito, Casimer and Emil Pustelnik. Dolores is survived by her husband, Robert and four children, Denise Bessa (Bill), Dennis Bessa (Donna), Greg Bessa (Kelly) and Gaye Houle (Wayne). She is further survived by three grandchildren, Tyler Bessa, Mike Houle, Sarah Houle and one great-grandchild, Michael Houle.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Dolores will be celebrated on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church, 750 Appleton Street in Pelican Lake (Please meet at church). Rev. Randy Knauf will officiate. Interment will take place at Holy Family Cemetery, Elcho. Hildebrand Russ Funeral Home & Cremation Specialists, 24 E. Davenport Street, Rhinelander, 715-365-4343. www.hildebrandrussfh.com.