Darr Dockhorn

Grand Island

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Updated: Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:20:30 CST



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Born: November 5, 1936
Death: April 23, 2014

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Darr Albert Dockhorn, Sr. 77, of Grand Island died Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Grand Island. 

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Monday at Peace Lutheran Church in Grand Island. The Reverend Terry Brandenburg will officiate. Interment will be in the Grand Island City Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 4-7 P.M. Sunday at Peace Lutheran Church. Memorials are suggested to be given in care of the family to be designated a later date. 

Darr was born on November 5, 1936 in Arcadia, Nebraska to Glen and Ella (Woodworth) Dockhorn. He grew up in Comstock and graduated from High School in 1954. He was united in marriage to Arlene Schinkel on February 14, 1959 in Grand Island, Nebraska. The couple made their home in Grand Island, where they raised their 8 children. He was a mechanic at Sperry New Holland from 1976-1996. He worked for the Hall County Roads Department and then worked at Hall County Park for several years. 

Darr was a charter member of Peace Lutheran Church. He enjoyed gardening, watching old western shows, taking drives in the country, and mechanic work. He collected John Wayne memorabilia. His greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with his family. 

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Arlene; his children and their spouses, Darlene Dockhorn of Grand Island, Shari and Steve Nunn of Aurora, Darr Dockhorn, II of Grand Island, Tammy and Troy Nelson, Kurt and Jackie Dockhorn of Grand Island, Tiffani and Robert Williams, and Shawn and Becca Dockhorn, all of Grand Island; 20 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Wid Dockhorn of Lincoln; 2 sisters, Pearl Norton of Lincoln and Joan Weber of Loveland, CO; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Darr was preceded in death by his parents; 4 brothers; and 4 sisters. 
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Visitation will be from 4-7 P.M. Sunday at Peace Lutheran Church. Memorials are suggested to be given in care of the family to be designated a later date. 

Darr was born on November 5, 1936 in Arcadia, Nebraska to Glen and Ella (Woodworth) Dockhorn. He grew up in Comstock and graduated from High School in 1954. He was united in marriage to Arlene Schinkel on February 14, 1959 in Grand Island, Nebraska. The couple made their home in Grand Island, where they raised their 8 children. He was a mechanic at Sperry New Holland from 1976-1996. 

Darr was a charter member of Peace Lutheran Church. He enjoyed gardening, watching old western shows, taking drives in the country, and mechanic work. He collected John Wayne memorabilia. His greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with his family. 

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Arlene; his children and their spouses, Darlene Dockhorn of Grand Island, Shari and Steve Nunn of Aurora, Darr Dockhorn, II of Grand Island, Tammy and Troy Nelson, Kurt and Jackie Dockhorn of Grand Island, Tiffani and Robert Williams, and Shawn and Becca Dockhorn, all of Grand Island; 20 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Wid Dockhorn of Lincoln; 2 sisters, Pearl Norton of Lincoln and Joan Weber of Loveland, CO; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Darr was preceded in death by his parents; 4 brothers; and 4 sisters.