obit: Millie Mach Dulak
Millie M. Dulak
Millie Mach Dulak was born on the family farm in Axtell, Texas on April 23, 1919, to Frank and Mary Mach, the eighth of twelve children. She died peacefully on January 3, 2013 at the age of 93.
Millie was the valedictorian of her 1936 high school class. On August 6, 1941 she married Raymond R. Dulak in Waco, Texas.As a member of the greatest generation, she worked in an airplane factory to support the war effort. After the war, the couple settled permanently in Corpus Christi. She was a founding member of Christ the King Catholic Church where she was a member of the altar society. She also was active in St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles and St. Thomas the Apostle parishes. Having grown up on a farm, Millie was an avid gardener. She also loved to hunt, fish, sew, quilt, crochet, and drink coffee.
Millie is preceded in death by her parents, husband; oldest son, Raymond Dulak, Jr.; and ten of her siblings.
Her survivors include her son, John Dulak and his wife, Ethel; two daughters, Catherine Dulak and her husband, Apu Bhattacharya, and Carolyn Dulak, and her husband, David Lawhon; four grandchildren, Joshua Dulak, Megan Dulak-Gordon, Alex Lawhon, and Sarah Lawhon; three great grandchildren, Brenna, Conner, and Piper Gordon; one sister, Lillie Steele; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Drs. Marian Hendricks, Stephen Turner and especially Nestor Praderio for their excellent care. Also, thanks to the administrators and staff at Villa South where Millie spent her final years.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. ' 9:00 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2013 at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m.
A Mass of Catholic Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at St. Pius X Catholic Church with Interment to follow at Seaside Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to local Alzheimer's organizations: Coastal Bend Walk for Memory or Face to Face Alzheimer's Support Group at 817 Ayers Corpus Christi, Texas 78404 or to the National Alzheimer's Association on line at alz.org or to the charity of your choice.
To view tribute, please visit www.seasidefuneral.com.
Originally published Wednesday, January 09, 2013 Corpus Christi Caller