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Mr. John J. Dolegowski
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Watson
    2036-20th St
    Allegan, MI 49010
  • Wayland Area Ambulance
    911 Main St.
    Wayland, MI 49348

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“we will miss your company always had a good time with you roger and rosemary kloska ”
1 of 63 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences to John's family. I remember him from grandpa's store and remember when he would give us rides in the combine. Our thoughts and...Read More »
2 of 63 | Posted by: Joe Pitsch - Byron Center, MI

“A super neighbor an even better friend. We will miss the good times in the pole barn . Especially will miss his infectious laugh. He will for sure...Read More »
3 of 63 | Posted by: Betty Stan Abbott - Dorr, MI

“A super neighbor an even better friend . We will miss good times in pole barn. Especially his infectious lavgh. He will be miss by all. ”
4 of 63 | Posted by: Betty Stan Abbott - Dorr

“Our thoughts, prayers and sympathies go out to Chet, Marilyn and all the Dolegowski family. We'd see John in church every Sunday at Sacred Heart,...Read More »
5 of 63 | Posted by: Mark & Julie Walker - Dorr, MI

“John will be truly missed in the farming community of Allegan County! I had the pleasure of working with John as well as his brother Larry at the...Read More »
6 of 63 | Posted by: Janis Chestnut

“A great guy and even better Cousin. He and I shared jokes back & forth whenever we got together. I keep thinking and laughing about the time he...Read More »
7 of 63 | Posted by: Jerry Swendrowski - Grant, MI

“I am so sorry to hear about John's passing. I graduated with John. Although I haven't seen John in a long time, I will still miss him. Beth Y. ”
8 of 63 | Posted by: Beth Yohe - Byron Center, MI

“My sincere sympathies to the family, especially Larry. Though it has been many years since I have seen Johnny, I still feel the sorrow of knowing he...Read More »
9 of 63 | Posted by: Sally - aquaintance

“To the entire Dolegowski family please accept my sincere sympathies. I have been fortunate too have known you and assist you during previous...Read More »
10 of 63 | Posted by: larry kubiak - shelbyville, MI

“So sad to hear of Johns passing. When I saw him last I noticed there was less of him to see, with his current loss of girth. Now we have all lost so...Read More »
11 of 63 | Posted by: Russell Fein - Dorr, MI - Friend

“We are so sorry for the loss of Johnny. We didn't know him personally but will remember that happy and smiling face at Russo's. He lit up the place...Read More »
12 of 63 | Posted by: Bob and Norma Knowlton - Hopkins, MI

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
13 of 63 | Posted by: LeRoy Beukema - Muskegon, MI

“Our sincerest condolences to John's Family. We have lived around the corner from him for quite a few years and always got a friendly wave when he...Read More »
14 of 63 | Posted by: Mark and Lisa Myers - Allegan, MI

“my condolences to the family . Jhonny will be missed , such a great guy ,with a smile for all ! ”
15 of 63 | Posted by: Janie Post

“So very sad to lose such a good man as John. I had a chance to catch up with him recently and talk about the times of our lives. Good times they were...Read More »
16 of 63 | Posted by: Steve & Tammy Dutkiewicz - Dorr, MI

“Johnnie was a hard workin' guy with a great sense of humor. He drove truck and ran a roller for our paving business back in the '70s. He now re...Read More »
17 of 63 | Posted by: A friend

“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. ”
18 of 63 | Posted by: roger maruliah - dorr, MI

“I cannot begin to wrap my head around that I will no longer see Johnny...coming into to the corner, on the road, at parties, or anywhere else I would...Read More »
19 of 63 | Posted by: MaryEllen Dandrow - Hilliards, MI

“Tragic to hear about John. A friend whom I had lost contact with but had a great impact on my life with his happy nature and found his great work...Read More »
20 of 63 | Posted by: Kelly Schut - Dorr, MI

“Sorry about your loss,he was a good friend. ”
21 of 63 | Posted by: Larry Finkbeiner - Caledonia, MI

“Words can't explain how deeply saddened we are to hear of Johnny's passing. He will always be remembered by his huge smile & a sense of humor that...Read More »
22 of 63 | Posted by: Sharon & Sherele Fifelski - Dorr, MI

“His love of life and great laugh will be remembered always ”
23 of 63 | Posted by: Jerry, Katie and Mollie Jo - MI

“A true friend. All ways have a word to put a smile on your face. A new story to tell every time we met. The area will be a darker place with out his...Read More »
24 of 63 | Posted by: robert beck - hopkins, MI

“so sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers to all the family ,its not going to be the same without him..we see John every Saturday morning at Russo...Read More »
25 of 63 | Posted by: Dan and Joyce Tenharmsel - MI

“Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Ray and Kathy Wiersma ”
26 of 63 | Posted by: Wiersma - Caledonia, MI

“my heart is heavy, saying good-bye to Johnny is so hard. His smile and sense of humor I will miss dearly.Rest in peace my friend. God be with you...Read More »
27 of 63 | Posted by: Joanne Hackett

“My heart ached when my brother shared the bad news about Johnny. It is said and written in song that "only the good die young". Johnny was good in...Read More »
28 of 63 | Posted by: Ruth Hansen - Fort Myers, FL

“So sorry to hear of John's passing. Our Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. He was always Happy and friendly. He was great on our farm....Read More »
29 of 63 | Posted by: Cliff and Jane Cooke - Dorr, MI

“Just a few of the memories we have of JD. Kal remembers that he started farming w/ a Farmall H; that he re-built in shop class. He was always on the...Read More »
30 of 63 | Posted by: Kal,Anne,Sarah and Lee Kuperus

“I was very sad to read that John passed away. I'll remember him as a good neighbor to my parents, a sweet older brother to my friends and just a...Read More »
31 of 63 | Posted by: A friend

“What a pleasure knowing JD! My condolences to his family . ”
32 of 63 | Posted by: Thomas Gilligan - Allegan, MI

33 of 63 | Posted by: keith ihrig

“What a great guy, I will always remember his smile and friendliness to everyone. Also remember him in the Santa outfit. My condolences to his family ”
34 of 63 | Posted by: Pat Zoulek - Dorr, MI

“Larry, Ron and family We are so sorry for your loss. We will hold your family close in our thoughts. Rob and Donna ”
35 of 63 | Posted by: Rob & Donna Pepper - Byron Center, MI

“So saddened to hear about John! Spen lots of breakfast time visited with him at Russo's. Pleasant guy, always had a smile. Symmpathy's to his family ”
36 of 63 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear about Johnny. He always had the biggest smile on his face. He would lighten up the room just by walking in. Our prayers and sympathy...Read More »
37 of 63 | Posted by: A friend

“Can not believe this is happening to your family again. We are wishing peace and strength to everyone. Our prayers to each of you. Johnny always had...Read More »
38 of 63 | Posted by: Fred and Kathy Wernette - Remus, MI

“My heartfelt condolences to the entire Dolegowski Family. I had the pleasure of knowing Johnny from attending Sacred Heart and I've never met a...Read More »
39 of 63 | Posted by: Katy (Bregg) Price - Hopkins, MI

“I am so sorry for your loss. ”
40 of 63 | Posted by: Joy (Baran) Pool - Montgomery, IL

“RIP to my cousin John. Always had a smile on his face. Prayers to Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Chet and the entire Dolegowski family. Call if you need...Read More »
41 of 63 | Posted by: Patty Kramer - Comstock Park, MI

“Dear Chet & Marilyn and family, our hearts go out to you. I am beyond words at how sad I am about Johnny's passing. It seems he has always been...Read More »
42 of 63 | Posted by: Ed & Lisa Rewa - Hopkins, MI

“Dear Chet & Marilyn and family, our hearts go out to you. I am beyond words at how sad I am about Johnny's passing. It seems he has always been...Read More »
43 of 63 | Posted by: Ed & Lisa Rewa - Hopkins, MI

“Aunt Marilyn and all, Please accept our love and prayers during this difficult time. Johnny was so very sweet and had the greatest smile! Thinking...Read More »
44 of 63 | Posted by: Sandy & Kim Stuckhardt - GR, MI

“We are so sorry to here about your loss. Johnny was one the the kindest, nicest and true gentleman we knew. (As well as the whole Dolegowski family)...Read More »
45 of 63 | Posted by: Janice Hilaski, Scott Roberts - MI

“To the Dolegowski family, my deepest condolences. Prayers to all. ”
46 of 63 | Posted by: Becky (Nesbitt) Parsley

“My heart felt condolences to John's family he was a legend of Hopkins and will be sorely missed ”
47 of 63 | Posted by: Owen Knuth - Seattle, WA - Friend

“R.I.P. always cousin Johnny! GODSPEED to you! Thoughts and prayers to the family! ”
48 of 63 | Posted by: Laura L Szczepanek Bykerk - MI

“My husband Ed worked on john the night of the accident. He said it's scary responding to accidents cuz you are always afraid it will be someone you...Read More »
49 of 63 | Posted by: ed and deanna wamhoff - Hopkins, MI

“So sorry to hear about Johnny. I haven't seen him in quite some time but when I think of him I remember his smiling face. He was friendly and...Read More »
50 of 63 | Posted by: Jill Kessenich-Snyder - Holland, MI

“I am so sorry to hear about sincere condolences to the family! I knew John while working in the Agronomy business-he was always a...Read More »
51 of 63 | Posted by: Gloria

“My thought & Prayers to the family, for he was taken too soon. May the good lord give you strenght in the days ahead. John always had a smile on his...Read More »
52 of 63 | Posted by: Vicki - Hopkins, MI - aquantance

“My thought & Prayers to the family, for he was taken too soon. May the good lord give you strenght in the days ahead. John always had a smile on his...Read More »
53 of 63 | Posted by: Vicki - Hopkins, MI - aquantance

“You will be greatly missed Johhny. I hope your family and friends can take great comfort in knowing you are in a better place. My thoughts and...Read More »
54 of 63 | Posted by: Debbie Modreske-Salas - Wayland, MI

“Johnny will truly missed by all. He always would brighten up a room with his huge smile and happy personality. You were a great friend and beautiful...Read More »
55 of 63 | Posted by: A friend

“I am going to miss running into John. He has always been a good man, honest, fair and always smiling. Always had a joke for me. May God bless and...Read More »
56 of 63 | Posted by: Phil Mullett - HOPKINS, MI

“SO sorry to hear about Johnny. He always had a smile. Praying for all of you during this time. ”
57 of 63 | Posted by: Chris Kurdelski - Huntsville, AL

“Always remember his big smile, just a great guy. He will be missed. ”
58 of 63 | Posted by: Bob Seidel - Dorr

“Please accept our deepest condolences at the loss of your loved one. ”
59 of 63 | Posted by: Grace &'Dennis Longstreet - MI

“May your family be at peace during this tragic time. Jonny was a great man,always with a quick hello and a great smile.He will be missed,as he is in...Read More »
60 of 63 | Posted by: Susan Hyde-Modrzynski - MI

“This is a painting of John cutting hay in our field. Our condolences to his family and friends. ”
61 of 63 | Posted by: Susan And Gerald Wray - Allegan, MI

“Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. ”
62 of 63 | Posted by: Mona Andre - Hopkins, MI

“We are so very sadden by the news of Johnny's passing!!!! The neighborhood just will not be the same without him, he would always wave when we passed...Read More »
63 of 63 | Posted by: Steve & Melisa Lautenschleger - MI

John J. Dolegowski, age 58 of Watson Township, passed away following a car accident December 16, 2015. He was preceded in death by his sister Barbara Vander Ploeg. John will be lovingly remembered by his parents Chester and Marilyn Dolegowski; his brothers Larry, Joe, and Ron Dolegowski and his sisters Christine (Joe) Scott and Marlene Knox; his brother-in-law Kevin Vander Ploeg; nieces and nephews: Jessica, Travis, Trent, Julie, Heather, Amber, Krysten, Ashley (Andrew) and Jennifer; and great-niece and nephew Madison and Jaxen. John graduated from Wayland High School in 1975. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Watson Township Board of Appeals, and Farm Bureau. He formerly worked at Marker Implement and was a truck driver for Contractor's Trucking. John farmed for many years. Friends may visit with John's family on Monday, December 21, 2015 from 1-3 and 5-8 PM at the Kubiak-Cook Funeral Services, Dorr, with a rosary at 5:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, December 22, at 11 AM at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, with Father Harold Potter presiding. Interment will follow at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery. Donations in memory of John may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Watson or Wayland Area Ambulance. Please share memories of John with his family at