Lois E. Bodach

Born: Wednesday, July 6, 1938
Passed: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

3/30/2018 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fred C. Olson Chapel 

3/31/2018 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church 

3/31/2018 | 11:00 AM -
Trinity Lutheran Church 


Lois E. Bodach, 79, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in her home. Born on July 6, 1938, in Chicago, the daughter of Charles and Lorraine (Dettmer) Dalbke. Lois married William "Bill" Bodach on August 5, 1961 in Niles, IL. He predeceased her on October 6, 2003. She started her career in education at Highland School in Rockford and taught in the Kinnikinnick School District until her retirement. Lois enjoyed golf and bridge. She also enjoyed collecting antique toys and dolls.
Survived by her daughters, Elizabeth (Dwayne) Coleman of Roscoe, IL., Amy (Jim) Kissane of Bensenville, IL., and Molly (Jim) Lengjak of Rockton, IL.; grandchildren, Troy & Many Coleman, Alec Kissane, and Joe & Jake Lengjak; siblings, Gloria Bacsi, Robert (Inge) Dalbke, Gail Clements, Thomas Dalbke, and Jill (Steve) Olson; cousins; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018, in Trinity Lutheran Church, 200 N. 1st St., Rockford with Reverend Jay Quinn officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018 at Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave., Rockford and then from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in the church prior to the service. Burial at Arlington Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Condolences & Shared Memories (10)

  1. Renee Buhl

    To Lois's family, I have known Lois through church for many years. I so admired her faithfulness and determination to push forward after losing her husband Bill. She always had a friendly greeting with a warm smile. I will miss seeing her and the sharing of pleasantries during our brief times together during church. One of our last conversations had been about her new glasses as I complimented her on her choice in a very stylish updated frame selection. She always looked so sharp. Please accept my thoughts of sympathy. Renee Buhl

  2. Cathy Adams

    She fought a long and hard journey. There really are no words to put down, but you know that she is now at peace with no pain. RIP.

  3. Marty Riemer

    I enjoyed teaching with Lois in the Kinnikinnick District. She was a dedicated teacher who really cared about her students. I am so sorry for your loss.

  4. Ann Clark/Brenda McClanahan

    We met Lois on one of the many bus trips we took with the church seniors. She was a great lady and will be missed. So sorry for you loss.

  5. Mary and David Corirossi

    We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother. She was always so pleasant at Church. She had such a beautiful smile. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. 🙏🏻

  6. Paul Clements

    Amy, Beth, and Molly, we are so sorry for your loss. Thinking back on our summers in Michigan, I remember the happy times watching our parents duel it out over Trivia Pursuit! We love all of you and if you need anything please let us know.

  7. Al and Cheryl Bach

    Molly and family...we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. We have great memories of times shared through the HHS days and of course as Chelsea's favorite teacher. Sending prayers from TX and saddened we cannot personally pay our respects to such a great lady.

  8. Scott Schubert

    Sincere condolences Scott and Sally Schubert Madison, Alabama

  9. Karen Weedman

    I so enjoyed golfing and playing bridge with Lois. She was always so pleasant to be with. I’m thankful for the opportunity to know her.

  10. Dave and Linda Martin

    Beth, Amy, Molly, We are so sorry to here of the passing of your mother. She was wonderful lady and we will always cherish the fun memories we shared with her and your father. I know you will all miss her immensely. Prayers to your families.