Obit: Ockerl, Dorothy May (1925 - 2010)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Ockerl, Yonker, Holmes, Jerome,
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) March 31, 2010
Ockerl, Dorothy May (17 December 1925 -
28 March 2010)
Dorothy May Ockerl, 84, of Neillsville
died Sunday morning, March 28, 2010, at the Marshfield Care Center
Dorothy was born Dec. 17,1925, in
Marshfield to Leslie and Amanda (Yonker) Holmes. She was
united in marriage to Harry Ockerl Nov. 1, 1945. They owned
and operated a small farm south of Willard until their
retirement. In May of 2004, Dorothy moved to the Marshfield
Care Center to join her husband Harry.
Dorothy had a sweet, kind-hearted
soul. She loved her family and friends dearly. She
would always try to help those who were in need. Dorothy was
the first to send greeting cards or cards of sympathy to friends
and relatives. For the six years she lived at the care
center, she enjoyed every day to the fullest. She especially
liked the social activities (Bingo was her favorite; she had a
knack for winning) and the live music entertainment. She developed
a close friendship with Eugene, whom she liked to help and look
after. Dorothy and her best friend, Kathy enjoyed each
other’s company by socializing and coloring together.
She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her son, Bob Ockerl of
Neillsville; two daughters, Barb Jerome of Holcombe and Betty (Gene
Weyer) Ockerl of Marshfield; four grandchildren, Kenny Ockerl,
Jimmy and Chrissy Mohr and Amanda Weyer; and three
great-grandchildren, Lukas, Kyle and Ryan; and many nieces and
Dorothy was preceded in death by her
parents; her husband, Harry; a great-granddaughter, Alesha Mohr;
and a son-in-law, George Jerome.
A funeral service for Dorothy will be
held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 1, 2010, at the Gesche Funeral Home
in Neillsville. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Thursday morning at the Gesche Funeral Home prior to the
service. Interment will be in the Neillsville City
Online condolences may be made at www.GescheFH.com.
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