Obit: Ockerl, Dorothy May (1925 - 2010)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Ockerl, Yonker, Holmes, Jerome, Weyer, Mohr 

----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 in Marshfield. 

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 nephews. 

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 Cemetery. 

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