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DOAK, Linn 1897-1980


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/3/2011 at 12:25:24

Funeral services for Linn Doak, R. R. 1, Grundy Center were held Saturday, June 21 at 1:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Grundy Center with the Rev. Mearle Griffith officiating.

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Strickler sang "In The Garden" and "How Great Thou Art." They were accompanied by Mrs. T. Cooper Evans who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.

Casketbearers were Donald Strickler, Roger Peters, Raymond Huisman, Elmer Senning, Eddie Pallman and Eugene Plager. Warren Feller and Donald Palmer served as ushers.

Floral attendants were Mrs. Clarence Schultz and Mrs. George Rohwer.

Lee Schulz, Jed Simms, Don Geer, Larry Rhinesmith, Jack Van Wechel and Dennis Dolmage provided their cars for the family.

Interment was held in Sheller Cemetery, west of Grundy Center. Relatives and friends returned to the church following the committal service for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshments.

Mr. Doak died at 11:00 p.m. Thursday, June 19 at the Long Term Care Unit of the Grundy County Memorial Hospital. He attained the age of 83 years, five months and 12 days.

Born January 7, 1897 at his parent's farm home in Melrose township, Grundy County, he was the son of John Perry and Seatta Lynn Frederick Doak. On January 16, 1918 he was united in marriage to Hazel Marie Arnold at her parents' farm home in rural Eldora. After their marriage they farmed the Doak family farm in Melrose township where they continued to live and farm all their married life.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church, a past member of IOOF, and was an active member of the Marshall County Shorthorn Breeders Association. Linn was a longtime breeder of Shorthorn cattle.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, one son, one daughter and one granddaughter.

Those left to mourn his passing include his wife, Hazel; three sons, Lyle, John and Carroll, all of Grundy Center; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Isabelle) Diehm of Naperville, Illinois and Mrs. Richard (Mildred) Loverin of Ruidoso, New Mexico; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.

The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center was in charge of arrangements.


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