Cecil M. Dolk

1921-2008

Sunday, January 27, 2008

GALVA - Cecil M. Dolk, 86, of Galva, died at 12:55 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at Marigold Health Care Center in Galesburg.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Rux Funeral Home, Galva. Russell Collister will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Westfall Cemetery, rural Victoria, where military rites will be accorded by the Galva Fusiliers. Memorials may be directed to Galva Public Library.

Cecil was born near Victoria on Aug. 7, 1921. He was the son of H. Walter and Mary (Wagher) Dolk. He graduated from Galva High School with the class of 1940. He was both father and mother to his six children. He married Luine Collison Cook on Sept. 14, 1973, in Galva. She survives, as do four sons, Dan Dolk of Reno, Nev., Steve (Beth) Dolk of Delaware, Ohio, Jim (Vickie) Dolk of Silvis and Bill (Susan) Dolk of Bloomington, two daughters, Regina (Bill) Ausich of Columbus, Ohio, and Ranada (Terry) Covert of Virginia Beach, Va., 13 grandchildren, Jill (Rob) Ewell, Ryan (Angel) Edwall, Elizabeth (David) Pook, Arlie Ausich, Mary Ausich, Tiffany (Michael) Colon, Adam Dolk, Tera Dolk, Cassie (Phil) Speigel and Ben, Sarah, Will and Pete Dolk and seven great grandchildren, Emily Edwall, Ryan Edwall II, Joseph Edwall, Alden Ewell, Taylor Ewell and Samuel Colon. He is also survived by five step-children, Charles (Nancy) Lippens Jr. of Indianapolis, Michael (Judi) Cook of Medford, Ore., Patricia Lamie of Chicago, Donald (Marjorie) Cook of Martinez, Calif., and Darlas Cook of Sioux Falls, S.D., 12 step-grandchildren, 15 step-great grandchildren and a sister, Rosemary (Clay) Appenheimer of Dixon. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Ralph and Wayne.

Cecil served his country in the Army during WWII, serving from 1942 to 1946. He was a carpenter and was employed by Houghton Lumber Co. for 50 years. He was manager of the Houghton Lumber Co. in Bradford from 1959 to 1967. Cecil's greatest joy was his family and the time spent with them. He enjoyed wood carpentry, reading, history and his garden. He loved people and enjoyed visiting and sharing the garden goodies with others. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Galva, the Galva American Legion for 58 years and was currently a member of the Blanton-Thompson American Legion Post 155 in Crystal River, Fla., the IOOF Lodge 408 in Galva for 52 years and Henry County Farm Bureau.

This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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