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Mary Lou Docken


††††† Mary Lou Docken, 92, of Jordan, MN, formerly of Greenbush, MN, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, MN.


††††† Mary Louella Docken was born July 5, 1921, in Roosevelt, MN. Her parents were Walter and Amy (Winter) Wallin. She grew up in a family of 11 children.

††††† Married October 19, 1940 to Arthur Docken of Greenbush, MN where they resided on a farm for many years, raising their children Richard, Evelyn, Floyd, Amy, Donald, Jeannette, Sandra and Catherine, until she moved to Jordan, MN in 2001. Arthur passed away December 6, 1985.

††††† Mary Lou was a member of Hope LutheranChurch of Jordan and Bethel Lutheran Church of Greenbush.

††††† Deeply missed and remembered always by those who loved Mary Lou, sons, Richard (JoAnn) Docken of Norwood, Floyd (Shirley) Docken of Stillwater and Donald (Kathleen) Docken of Hastings; daughters, Jeannette Miller of St. Paul, Sandra (Kevin) Louis of Chaska, and Catherine (David) Smisek of New Prague; 16 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren; sisters, Bertie Lee Williams, Dolores Moyer and Nellie Hutchinson; sister-in-law, Barbara Wallin; brother, James (Nancy) Wallin; many nieces and nephews.

††††† Mary Lou is preceded in death by her husband Arthur of 45 years, daughters, Evelyn (Ronald) Christianson and Amy (Gene) Vatnsdal; grandson, Gregory Docken; two infant granddaughters; one infant great-granddaughter; brothers, Basil, Roland, William, Robert and Rodney Wallin; sister, Jeanne (Donald) Kingsborough; parents and grandparents.

††††† A Celebration of Life Service was held on June 14 at Hope Lutheran Church in Jordan, MN with Reverend Steven Thompson, presiding.Arrangements were with the Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home of Jordan, MN.


††††† There was a memorial graveside service on Mary Louís birthday, Saturday, July 5, 2014 in Bethel Lutheran Cemetery of Greenbush with Pastor Mark Mathews officiating.The service was followed by a reception at the Docken farm.