Frank J. Dockstader obituary

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Friday, January 5, 1923
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Frank J Dockstader

It becomes our sad duty, this week, to chronicle the death of one who has for years been actively identified with the life of the community, and was known by many of our readers. For more than half a century he has made his home on a farm near Otranto, and for a number of years, besides operating the farm, has purchased poultry, becoming acquainted with most of the people in that section. He had many friends and enjoyed meeting them. Altho he had not been well for years, he was cheerful, happy and always busy.

Frank J. Dockstader, the youngest child of John and Catherine Dockstader, was born at Shopeere, Wis. April 22nd, 1855, and died Dec. 30th, 1922. At an early age he moved with his parents to Osage in Mitchell County, Iowa, and when he was nine years they moved to the homestead, near Otranto, where he resided until his death.

On March 1st 1877, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary J. Monholland, who preceded him in death, on May 30th, 1921. To this union were born three children: Katie, Fred B. and Arthur F., who, with two grandchildren, survive him. He also leaves two brothers, William H, of Dell Rapids, S. D., and Walter B. of Otranto, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary McConnell of Oakland, Cal., and Mrs. Allie M. Van Slyke of Sioux Falls, S. D., besides a host of other relatives and friends.

The funeral was held at the Otranto church Tuesday afternoon and interment was made in the Woodbury Cemetery. Rev. A. Elmer Moe, of Waseca took charge of the burial service, Dahl Brothers quartette had charge of the music.