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Darrell Dokken

Oct 23, 2015


Darrell B. Dokken, 78, of Leeds, ND passed away Monday, October 19, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society in Lakota, ND. Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 PM Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at the Nelson Funeral Home in Leeds, ND with Pastor Michael Pretzer officiating. Visitation will be held one hour before the service at the funeral home. Honorary Urn Bearers will be all of Darrell’s grandchildren: Katelynn Dokken, Mitchell Dokken, Nolan Dokken, Stephanie Moen, Jayden Holden, Casen Holden and Baby Voller.

Darrell B. Dokken was born November 2, 1936 in Rugby, ND to Earl and Lena (Morkve) Dokken. His childhood was spent at Pleasant Lake, ND. Darrell graduated from Rugby High School in 1954 then attended Minot State College before enlisting in the US Navy. His naval career began at the Great Lakes Naval Academy in Illinois, lasting for five years. Following his discharge, Darrell worked construction with his father for many years.

Darrell married Rosie Kraft in 1962 and shortly thereafter began his postal career which lasted 28 years, retiring in 1992 from Leeds, ND.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing activities during his retirement. Darrell was a former president of the Leeds Golf Club, also a member of the Leeds American Legion and the VFW of Harlow, ND. He loved following high school activities including many state tournaments. He was also a devoted Minnesota Twins fan.

Survivors include his wife, Rosie; sons, Kelly (Barb) and Kory (Betty) Dokken; daughters, Jane (Clinton) Holden, Kristi (Mitchel) Voller; grandchildren, Katelynn Dokken (Billy) Marshall, Mitchell and Nolan Dokken, Stephanie Moen, Jayden and Casen Holden and expected baby Voller; sisters, Lois Oksendahl of Morris, MN, Lorraine Hogan of Denver, CO and Gloria Volk of Washington, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Gordon and his beloved dog, “Pugs”.

Online condolences may be left at www.thenelsonfuneralhome.com. The Nelson Funeral Home of Leeds, ND is in charge of the arrangements.

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