John R. Dolezal

Dates

October 6, 1944 - December 9, 2016

Obituary

 

John R. Dolezal was born October 6, 1944 in New Westminster, British Columbia to Joe and Murial (Tyson) Dolezal.  He grew up in the Columbia River Gorge area in Oregon and graduated from Stevenson High School in Stevenson, WA. John served in the US Air Force. On August 15, 1969 he married Ladine Pence in Portland, OR. John was employed by the Department of Energy in Vancouver, WA for 30 years, retiring in 1999. In 2003 John and Ladine moved to Lake Andes, SD.

John loved to fish, spend time with his family and building with legos. He enjoyed the outdoor wildlife and visiting and getting to know anyone he came in contact with.

He is survived by his wife, Ladine; two sons: Joseph (Jill) Dolezal of Canistota, SD, James (Billina) Dolezal of Ridgefield, WA; one sister, Joanne (Merritt) Stegmeier of Lake Andes, SD; four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and father and mother-in-law.

 


Visitation(s)

Date
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Street
Mitchell, South Dakota

Service

Date
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Location
Memorial Service
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Posted by Chuck Chernotik on December 14, 2016
Thoughts and prayers to Joe all johns family. Let memories bring you through this difficult time. You are remembered in prayer
Posted by Doug &a Sina Glover on December 12, 2016
You're in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Heather Birkenfeld Thompson on December 12, 2016
What a wonderful man he was! We are all so privileged to be able to say we knew him. I know my dad greeted him with a smile and a warm hug. Prayers for you Ladine, Joe and James.
Posted by Bruce and Alyssa Krieg on December 12, 2016
We are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you and your family. God bless you all.
Posted by Bill Ramonas on December 12, 2016
I had the Priceline of knowing John and associating with him for close to 20 years. He was admired by all his friends and co workers. I learned a tremendous amount of knowledge from John during my tenure with the Department of Energy. He will be sorely missed, by friends, family and everyone who has come in contact with him. May he Rest In Peace.
Posted by Carol Hawkins on December 12, 2016
John and I were workmates for years. John was very knowledgeable in his job and knew it well. He was very much of a hard worker. I enjoyed working with John so much. John was very much a family man and worried about his boys constantly. He was very proud of the boys and did such a good job of raising them. Johns' life was his family and that is all he thought of. John always talked well of his wife Ladine which I grew to know. It was Bonneville Powers' loss when John retired!!
Posted by Jason Niemann on December 12, 2016
I pray you find comfort in John's peace.
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