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Obituary: Delphine “Dolly” Elizabeth Huneycutt

It is with sadness that we inform you that former Polish Museum of America Board member and former President of the Polish Women’s Alliance Delphine “Dolly” Elizabeth Huneycutt (nee Fic),  age 82, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021.

Preceded in death by parents, Alex and Helen Fic. Survived by daughter Dessie (James) Kammer of Schererville, son John Huneycutt of Valparaiso, and three grandchildren Hayden, Jordan, and Greyson Kammer of Schererville.

Sister Maryann (Edward) Tomczuk of Crestwood Illinois. Seven nieces and nephews: Helen Tomczuk, Stanley Tomczuk, Edward (Joanne) Tomczuk, Dolly Carson, Joanne Colclasure, Marianne (Roman) Soltys, Barbara (Frank) Grygus, and eleven great nephew and nieces. (Photo from the 2015 PMA Summer Gala)

Dolly was a resident of East Chicago for 76 years. She was an active member in the community and St. Stanislaus Parish: president of the PTO, member of the St. Cecilia Choir, and served as President of both the St. Stanislaus Rosary Sodality and the Group 132 Polish Women’s Alliance. She was a member of the Happy Timers Club, Knights of Columbus wives club, and St. Stanislaus Parish picnic coordinator for many years.

Dolly was the President of the Polish Women’s Alliance of America from 2011-2015, and President of the Polish Women’s Alliance of America Charitable and Education Fund through 2020. She took great pride in her Polish heritage. She enjoyed traveling to different states to meet members of the PWA, coordinating annual Polish Christmas Wigilia dinners at the Munster Carmelite monastery, and her trips to Poland. Professionally, Dolly was a secretary for over 30 years at Graver and Union Tank Car Company. In retirement, Dolly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, vacationing in Florida, annual trips to Holy Hill WI, the casino, and her appreciation for a beautiful flower. She touched the lives of many through her infectious smile and kind heart. Her selflessness and faithful soul will be missed by many.

A private family mass was held at St. Stanislaus Church, with resting burial place at Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL.

The Polish Museum of America extends its deepest sympathies to the entire extended Huneycutt family.  

May She Rest in Peace – Cześć Jej Pamięci!