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Delores Beatrice (Dinkel) Hundt
September 13, 1928 ~ April 16, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Delores Beatrice (Dinkel) (Soldner) Hundt, went to heaven on Sunday, April 16, 2023 with her
family at her bedside in her home. She was born on September 13, 1928, the daughter of
Arthur and Edna (Werner) Dinkel. Delores was born on the family farm in the township of
Trenton. The family farm has been in their family for over 125 years.
Delores attended a small country one room school, Boomer Grade School, and graduated from
Beaver Dam High School. She married Clarence (Salty) Soldner on July 18,1948. Delores and
Salty purchased Congress Lanes and changed the name to Oak Lanes Bowling and moved the
family from Beaver Dam to Juneau in 1967. After the death of Salty in 1968, Delores married
Robert Hundt and had a son, James.
Delores operated the bowling alley business until 1985. Delores started the youth bowling
league in Juneau and was an avid bowler herself. She was able to participate in many State
and National Bowling tournaments throughout her 50 years of bowling.
Delores was a charter member of ARC of Dodge County (Advocating Rights for Citizens with
Disabilities). Delores wore many hats in this organization including President. She and James
attended many social and educational events this organization had to offer. Delores served as
Manager of the Dodge County Special Olympics Agency and in 2010 was awarded the George
Gorney Award for her support and sharing the ARC mission Promoting Quality of Life for
People with Developmental and Related Disabilities and their families. Delores was also
acknowledged for her 30 years of service by the Special Olympics Committee in 2010, and
continued her membership until her death.
Delores is survived by her sons Brian (Laura) Soldner, Bruce (Carol) Soldner, John Soldner,
Robert (Terry) Soldner, Mitzi (Gary) Soldner, and James Robert Hundt. She is also survived by
10 grandchildren,12 great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Delores was preceded in death by her husband, Salty, and James’ father, Robert Hundt, her
son Gary Allen Soldner, her parents, and her brother, Werner Dinkel.
Family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 10am-11:30am at St
John’s Ev Lutheran Church, 400 S. Main St. in Juneau with the Funeral Service to follow at
11:30 at the church. Rev. David Brandt will officiate. Immediately following the service a
luncheon will be provided by the Ladies Aide in the church basement. Internment at Highland
Memorial Garden, Beaver Dam will take place at 2:15pm this same day.
Delores’ family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to Kadie, Steve, and Donna, the CNA’s
that have helped the family keep Delores and James in their home these past several years.
And a big thank you to Rainbow Hospice Cares for assisting the family at this difficult time.
Memorials in Delores’ memory may be given to St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Juneau or to
the ARC of Dodge County.
The Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home-Juneau is serving the family. Condolences may be placed