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Obituary for Dolores ‘Dee’ Jean Killips

June 29, 1942 – April 8, 2023

Dolores Jean (nee: Kannenberg) Killips passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2023, at The Pines in Clintonville. 

Dolores "Dee" Jean Killips
Dolores “Dee” Jean Killips

Dee was born on June 29, 1942, to the late Erving and Grace (nee: Lechner) Kannenberg, in Racine. Dolores was a graduate of Horlick High School. After graduation, she was employed at J.I. Case for 30 years. After retirement, she was employed at Miller Compressing in Racine. Dolores was a member of Racine Assembly of God, enjoyed crocheting, volunteering at the Hopes Center, and helping the homeless community.

She is survived by her sons, Richard J. Hope and Todd (Jessica) Hope; daughter, Leslie (Scott) Habedank; grandchildren, Ashley, Megan, Phillip, Sam, Tyler, Katelyn, Kaylee, Kelsee, Ricky, Lexie, Dylan, Kristina, Steven, Orlon, and numerous great-grandchildren.

Dolores was preceded in death by her husband, Richard H. Hope, and daughter, Terri Hope.


Funeral services for Dolores will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at Sturino Funeral Home. A visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of service. She will be laid to rest at West Lawn Memorial Park at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be appreciated through their GoFundMe page.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Dolores “Dee” J. Killips please visit the Sturino Funeral Home Sympathy Store.

Obituary and photo courtesy of Sturino Funeral Home.

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