Tricounty News

Alfred Dockendorf, 88

Alfred Dockendorf of Kimball died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at the St. Cloud Hospital. He was 88. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Feb. 9, at St. Anne Catholic Church in Kimball with interment in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Watkins. Rev. Frank Tomasiewicz officiated. Alfred J. Dockendorf was born to Nick and Mary (Froehling) Dockendorf March 25, 1920, in Maine Prairie Township, Stearns County. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Feb. 14, 1946, he was united in marriage to Lorraine Bober at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins. They resided in Minneapolis for 19 years where Alfred was employed at F.M.C. Corp. as a machinist and supervisor for 35 years. In 1982 they moved near Annandale and have resided in Kimball since 1986. Lorraine died Nov. 16, 2005. Alfred was a member of the St. Anne Catholic Church in Kimball and was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters. He was also a member of the Watkins Senior Citizens. Alfred enjoyed fishing, golfing, bowling, traveling and playing cards. Alfred was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lorraine, and sister Lucy Schindele. He is survived by his children, Gerald (and Patricia) Dockendorf of Kimball, Lyle (and Barb) Dockendorf of Bloomington; grandchildren Kevin Dockendorf and Maria Dockendorf, both of Bloomington; sister Anita Hoefer of Kimball; nieces and nephews. Music was by Frosty Schiefelbein and the church choir. Casket bearers were Kevin Dockendorf, Mitch Hoefer, Dale Hoefer, Mike Grady, Chris Dahlinger and Aaron Dahlinger. Arrangements were by the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins.