William ‘Bill’ Dozark, 76, LS

William Charles Dozark, 76, of Lime Springs, Iowa passed away at the Regional Health Services of Howard County in Cresco, Iowa on Wednesday, October 19, 2011.

Bill was born on September 27, 1935 in Minneapolis, Minn. to William Charles, the first, and Thelma Elizabeth Wentworth. He was raised on a farm in rural Howard County, Iowa. He attended the Saratoga #6 County School and Riceville High School.

Bill was united in marriage to Joyce Marie Patton on September 18, 1954. They bought a farm in rural Lime Springs, Iowa. To this union three children were born, William P., Randal J. and Lisa M. After that time the family moved to Holton, Wis., where Bill was employed at the Twin City Arsonal. The family moved back to Iowa where Bill and his two sons were engaged in a tree cutting and logging business. After the tree business, they bought and ran the Rustic Inn of Chester, Iowa. He then retired after nine years of employment at Featherlite in Cresco in 2001.

Some of his hobbies were gardening, raising cows and traveling. Bill was a member of the Lime Springs Fish & Game. Bill enjoyed “scrapping” and being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce of 57 years; a son, William P. (Kathleen) Dozark of Chester; a daughter, Lisa M. (Robert) Hughes of Lime Springs; two sisters, Diane Lauterback of Reinbeck, Iowa and Florance Sutton of Waterloo, Iowa; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren, with three more on the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Paul and David; a sister, Peggy Strand; a son, Randal “Randy;” a grandson, John Erbe; and a great-grandson, Leslee Dozark.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, October 24, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Lourdes, Iowa. Friends may call at the Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco, Iowa from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, and also one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Cemetery in Lourdes.

 

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