Glenn Edward Dockendorff
June 2, 1943 - February 22, 2018

Glenn Edward Dockendorff

Glenn Edward Dockendorff
Jun 2, 1943 - Feb 22, 2018

Glenn Edward Dockendorff

Glenn Edward Dockendorff, 96, of Danville, died Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the Great River Hospice House, West Burlington. He was born December 27, 1921 North of Danville to Edward and Edna Bishop Dockendorff. June 2, 1943, he married Alta Louise Garrels at Mt. Union Methodist Church.
He was a 1939 graduate of New London High School; then served in the US Army stationed in Japan at the end of World War II. Mr. Dockendorff was a farmer in the Danville and Jimtown areas; worked for Farm Service Elevator; sold Blue Cross Insurance; and established the first Stanley Steemer franchise in the area. He was a ferocious reader; enjoyed Old Threshers; and was a member of the Danville United Methodist Church.
Besides his wife of Danville, he is survived by two daughters; Peggy (Charles) Overley of Omaha, Nebraska and Kay (David) Wulf of Tulsa, Oklahoma; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Mary Ellen Runnells; and one sister, Vera Shelledy.
The funeral service for Mr. Glenn E. Dockendorff will be 10:30 AM, Monday, at the Danville United Methodist Church with Pastor Tamara Wirt officiating. Visitation will begin at noon Sunday at Elliott Chapel, New London, with the family present to greet friends from 2 - 4 PM. Interment will follow the service at Jaggar Cemetery, rural Danville. Memorials have been established for Danville United Methodist Church and Danville Rescue Unit.


Lorrence Kellar on Mar 4, 2018

Glenn Dockendorff was not only a boss, he was a good friend as was his family. I remember working on his farm in Jimtown, the wonderful meals Alta fixed at Noon, teasing Mary Ellen, Peggy and Kay, and establishing a family relationship which lasted for many years, even after I moved away and rarely got back to Danville. I learned a lot from Glenn and credit that experience with some of the most memorable days of my life. He will be missed but long remembered.

Lorrence Kellar
Cincinnati, OH
[email protected]

Bob Patton on Mar 3, 2018

He was one of my many blessings in ministry. I believe he was the oldest/longest member of the Danville UMC. He was always there to help and give sound advice and willing to try new things and had a marvelous sense of humor,

Merle Dockendorff on Feb 26, 2018

Glenn was my uncle and for many years was a neighbor when he farmed near Jimtown. I always enjoyed his easygoing, friendly nature and his sense of humor. At a family reunion he was once asked to say grace before the meal. He was probably about 80 at the time. He began by saying "They usually ask one of the older relatives to do this, but for some reason they asked me this time." Everyone got a chuckle.

Glenn is no longer one of the "older folks." He is reborn into a new life on the other side. He will be missed by those of us who remain here.

In deepest sympathy,
Merle Dockendorff

LOIS BRINKMAN on Feb 24, 2018

Charles and Glenn both had a knee replaced same time, same Dr in Mercy hospital IA City Glenn always had a smile on his face ,and a kind word for every one He will be missed by many Charles and Lois Brinkman;

Rebecca Champoux on Feb 24, 2018

Today, we lost a great grandpa! After 96 years, Jesus has called you to your heavenly home. Loved your dry sense of humor, little mousey stories, and of course your famous Michael Jackson moon walk! You will be missed, but I know one day we will meet again. Love you to the moon and back!! ❤️

Julie Klein on Feb 24, 2018

I love you, Grandpa.

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the moving breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speck of white cloud just were the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

Then, someone at my side says, "There, she is gone."

Gone where?

Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast, hull, and spar as she was when she left my side. And, she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port. Her diminished size is in me - not in her.

And, just at the moment when someone says, "There, she is gone," there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout, "Here she comes!"

And that is dying.

~ Henry Van Dyke

Julie Klein on Feb 24, 2018

Ruth Holze on Feb 23, 2018

Lots of Danville memories included Glenn, especially serving at the church. Glad he made it to 96.
In sympathy,
Ruth Burkhiser Holze

Grinny on Feb 23, 2018

Glen was always friendly and ready to help where is was needed. He reached out to my mom when she moved back to Danville. She really appreciated his kindness. He was one of the good guys. Grinny

Sue Strause on Feb 22, 2018

Glen was a good neighbor . I enjoyed his stories . He will be missed . Sue Strause



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Elliott Chapel
One Redbud Lane
New London, IA 52645
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The family will be present to greet friends from 2:00 to 4:00 at Elliott Chapel.


Danville United Methodist Church
201 S. Main Street
Danville, Iowa 52623
10:30 AM

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