Cover photo for Robert M. Dolnak's Obituary
Robert M. Dolnak Profile Photo
1938 Robert 2020

Robert M. Dolnak

July 26, 1938 — April 8, 2020

Joliet, IL

Robert M. Dolnak, age 81, lifelong resident of Joliet, at rest on April 8, 2020 at Symphony of Joliet.

Loving husband of Marilyn Dolnak; loving father of, Douglas Dolnak, Tom Dolnak and Debbie (Ryan) Redenbaugh; grandfather of Ayla Redenbaugh; also survived by his brother, David (Patsy) Dolnak; brother-in-law, John (Kathleen) Vitanovec; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Mary (nee Ancel) Dolnak.

Bob worked as manager at Joyce Beverages for 22 years. He then went on to open and operate Quality Home Hardware Store on Ruby Street in Joliet for 15 years. As a devout catholic and parishioner at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Joliet, he was president of many organizations at the church. He was also a member of the Ingalls Park Athletic Club and manager of many baseball teams there throughout the years. He was known and followed by all as lead vocalist and accordion player in his band the Polkateers. Bob loved fishing, hunting, music and dancing. He will be truly missed.

Per Bob’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.

Memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be made to Joliet Area Community Hospice.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 1705 Burry Circle Drive in Crest Hill. Interment will follow and Bob will be laid to rest at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Joliet.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Robert M. Dolnak, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Mass

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Saturday, July 17, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 7

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree