Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, February 14, 2013
OBITUARY ~ WILFRED "WILLIE" EUGENE DOLECHECK
Wilfred (Willie) Eugene DOLECHECK was born July 29, 1942 at Leon, Iowa to Leo and Inez (POSLER) DOLECHECK.
He grew up in Diagonal, Iowa graduating from high school there in 1961.
For a time he ran movies at the
theaters in central Iowa with Robert GRAY.
He attended technical school in Des Moines and then went to work as head of the sound system at Veteran's
Memorial Auditorium, retiring after over 30 years there as events manager in January 2002.
In Nashua, Iowa at
the Little Brown Church he married Patricia PATTERSON on June 16, 1980. They lived in Des Moines and now in
He enjoyed caring for his yard and doing a garden each year. Following his retirement, he
enjoyed going camping, doing craft shows and spending many winters in Donna, Texas with many good friends they
For many years he rode the complete route of RAGBRAI. He enjoyed visiting all the Iowa towns along
the route and the people he met while riding.
He is survived by Patricia, his
wife of 32 years; stepson, Tim (Kit) PATTERSON; seven step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren, and
sister, Carolyn GARDNER.
He was preceded in death by his parents and stepdaughter, Kim LYNN.
conducted at the United Church of Diagonal on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, with Pastor Ed SHIELDS officiating.
Musical selections included "The Rose," "Go Rest High On That Mountain" and "Spirit In The Sky."
Casket bearers were Tim PATTERSON, Jon PATTERSON, Daphne PATTERSON, Carlos PEREZ, Chad PARKER and Daryl
Honorary pallbearers included Eldon STRANGE, Gary GARDNER, Jeff GARDNER, Marion HANSELL and Joe
Willie was laid at rest in the Bohemian Cemetery in Diagonal.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2013
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