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.
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