George “Junior” Dockwell, 91, Belmond, died Sept. 28, 2020 at MercyOne North Iowa in Mason City. Services were held Oct. 3 at the Belmond United Methodist Church with Pastor Leila Blackburn officiating. Burial was at Graceland Cemetery near Rowan.
George J., son of George and Marie (Jacobsen) Dockwell, was born June 15, 1929 in Dows. He grew up on a farm between Coulter and Dows and attended school in Rowan, graduating in 1947.
On Nov. 21, 1948, George was united in marriage to Bertha Retleff near Rowan. George and Bertha farmed near Coulter, Rowan and Riceville. They moved to Belmond in 1965, and George worked at Packard Electric for over 25 years before he retired in 1992.
On July 3, 2005, George was united in marriage to Dona Cleveland. They made their home in Belmond.
George was a jack of all trades and could figure out how to fix anything. George and Bertha traveled to many states and spent time in Texas during the winter. They loved watching old folk country music shows in Avoca. George enjoyed wood working projects, including angels and birdhouses. George and Dona continued going to Texas during the winter and loved to play shuffle board and card games with friends.
He was preceded in death by wife Bertha in 2004; daughter Vickie Dockwell in 2007; and six siblings.
George is survived by his wife Dona of Belmond; sons Kim (Linda) Dockwell of Ventura and David Dockwell (special friend Lisa) of Kingman, AZ; step-sons Dan (Jodie) Cleveland of Wheaton, IL, Dave (Terra) Cleveland of Indianola, and Dana (Laurie) Cleveland of Des Moines; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and sister Gladys Andershok of Fort Collins, CO.