Leon Francis Dockendorf


May 25, 1951 - July 6, 2010




Leon Francis Dockendorf was born May 25, 1951 at Mitchell, SD to Leo and Frances (Herll) Dockendorf.  He grew up on his parent’s farm south of White Lake and graduated from Platte High School in 1969.  He served in the Army National Guard Unit at Platte for six years.  On April 29, 1972 he married Carolynn Kurtenbach at Armour, SD. In 1984 they moved to Emery where they made their home and raised their family.  He was involved in sales for agriculture and livestock products for many years.  Leon was an avid outdoorsman.  He enjoyed spending time at their cabin near Fairfax, SD, hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.  He was a member of St. Martin Catholic Church where he served on the finance committee for many years and was a member of the Emery American Legion.

Leon is survived by his wife Carolynn, two daughters: Brenda Wyland and husband, Jeremy of Glyndon, MN, Paula Burke and husband, Dave of Sioux Falls, one son, Lee Dockendorf and wife, Ashton of Sioux Falls, son-in-law, Brian Leitheiser and wife, Becky of Emery, four grandchildren: Zackary and Madyson Leitheiser, and Parker and Tessa Burke and one brother, Ron Dockendorf and wife, Inez of Burke, SD.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tammy Leitheiser, his parents and a nephew, Darrell Dockendorf.



Thursday, July 8, 2010
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saint Martin Catholic Church
342 3rd Avenue
Emery, South Dakota


Friday, July 9, 2010
10:30 AM
Saint Martin Catholic Church
342 3rd Avenue
Emery, South Dakota


Saint Martin Catholic Cemetery
Emery, South Dakota

Posted by Dawn Hanson on July 12, 2010
Carolyn & Family:
You have my deepest sympathy - I will be praying for you in these difficult days ahead of you.
Posted by Davy Uecker on July 11, 2010
Carolynn & Family,
With deepest sympathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. -Davy Uecker
Posted by Barb (McNary) Murray on July 8, 2010
Carolynn and family
My sincere sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you His peace that passes all understanding and keep you close.
Posted by Carolyn & Family, on July 7, 2010
As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of “Leon”.
"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. "
Heidi, Bob, Quinton, Landon Berg
Posted by Bryan & Angie Harberts on July 7, 2010
We are sending many prayers up for you and hoping that the love of your family and friends help you get through this difficult time. Love & prayers~Bryan & Angie Harberts
Posted by Judy (Ommen) Hartman on July 6, 2010
Carolyn & Family,
My deepest heartfelt Sympathy goes out to all of you. I will keep you all in my thoughts and Prayers in the coming days.May God's blessings be with all of you. Judy Hartman
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