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Rosezella “Dolly” M. Milchak

Milchak Rosezella M. Obit Photo


4 PM to 8 PM
Friday, February 22, 2019

10 AM to 11 AM (At Church)
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Easly Hindman Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11 AM
Saturday, February 23, 2019

St. Bernard Catholic Church

Milchak, Rosezella Mae “Dolly”, 83, Hastings, joined the Angel’s in heaven on February 19, 2019 at Haida Manor, after a 12 year battle with Dementia. Dolly as she was affectionally known to most was given the nickname as a child for her fair headed angelic petite appearance who grew slowly to a height of 5′ 1″. Born March 6, 1935 in Hastings, daughter of John A. Westover & Effie V. (Judson) Bouche Bennett, and grew up with her brothers and sisters, John “Bug” Westover, Bernard “Abe” Westover, Annabelle “Annie” Mitchell and Ada Atkins Graham, and half- sisters & brother: Ida May Peterson, Lawrence Sheldon Westover & Mary Elizabeth Logan all of whom have preceded her in death. She married her husband James E. Milchak in 1954 with whom she spent 64 hardworking but joyous years. Together they raised 4 children; James R. “Jr.” married to Eilleen Grimes and then Becky Adams; Grace A & Dan Emert; Elizabeth A.”Betsy” married to Craig Fisher and then Jeff Winter; & Philip A. Milchak, all on the Westover Family Homestead, now known as the Milchak Farm located on Ridge Road, below East Ridge Cemetery. Dolly worked in the Five & Ten and the Box, Shirt & Dress Factory, both in Barnesboro. She also prepared tax returns for many of the local farmers & miners in the area. She was a woman of many talents, being one of the first all-around Domestic Engineers… she was always a mother first, baking fresh bread and pies every other week. Like many farmers wives she helped with all the day to day chores: book keeping, milking cows, bringing in the crops, poultry farming and gardening. She enjoyed traveling in the motorhome out west, and even to Alaska. When Jim hunted she would enjoy her hobbies of sewing, needle point, crossword puzzles and word find. Every once in a while she would enjoy a glass of wine or have iced tea on the front porch with whomever stopped by. Her door was always open to help out a few teens as if the 4 of us were not enough. She was a grandmother to 9 biological grandchildren and 9 step-grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, as well as an aunt to numerous nieces & nephews, great nieces and nephews. She had a very keen & sharp mind, and always figured out what her children & others were up too! One of Dolly’s favorite sayings was “Dad rules the roost, but Mom rules the rooster!”. Friends and family will be received from 4 PM to 8 PM on Friday February 22, 2019, at Easly-Hindman Funeral Home, 333 Beaver St. Hastings, PA. Friends & family will also be received at St. Bernard Catholic Church on Saturday February 23, 2019 from 10 AM until the time of the funeral mass at 11 AM. Father Thaddeus Rettger OSB, Officiating. Interment Will be in the East Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dolly can be made to the National Dementia Association 1100 W. Norway Ave., 108 Mitchell, SD 57301. Arrangements in care of the Easly-Hindman Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., “Exclusive Provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at

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