|Birth: ||Apr. 28, 1930|
|Death: ||Nov. 20, 2007|
Harold J. "Bob" Doerksen, 77, died Nov. 20, 2007, at Hutchinson Hospital.
He was born April 28, 1930, in rural Inman, Kansas, the son of Jacob W. and Kathryn A. Ediger Doerksen. He attended country schools in Inman. A longtime Burrton resident, he was a power plant manager at K.S.I.R., Hutchinson.
He belonged to Zion Lutheran Church and the Curry-Ross American Legion Post No. 247, Mt. Hope. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, serving on the U.S.S. Edmonds and the U.S.S. Taussig.
On Sept. 29, 1957, he married Esther Jane Westfahl in Burrton. She survives.
Other survivors include daughters, Cindy Raedeker, Las Vegas; Melinda Beaty, Hutchinson; Brenda Blackburn and husband Tim, Lakin, Kansas; Beverly Carlson and husband Eric, Gardner, Kansas; and Julia Doerksen, Imperial, Neb.; a brother, Martin, Hutchinson; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ed Doerksen; and four sisters, Edna Ediger, Verna Severtson, Sue Previtera and Mildred McMurray.
Funeral service was at Elliott Chapel, Hutchinson, with Pastor Robert Albin and the Rev. Henry J. Hartman presiding. Burial was in Valley Township Cemetery, near Haven.
Memorials may be sent to the U.S. Navy Memorial in care of the funeral home.
Jacob W Doerksen (1893 - 1970)
Kathryn A Ediger Doerksen (1897 - 1976)
Edna Doerksen Ediger (1919 - 1996)*
Martin E Doerksen (1922 - 2010)*
Edward E Doerksen (1923 - 1985)*
Suzanne Doerksen Previtera (1925 - 2003)*
Verna B Doerksen Severtson (1926 - 1989)*
Mildred L Doerksen McMurray (1928 - 2005)*
Harold James Doerksen (1930 - 2007)
Valley Township Cemetery
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Originally Created by: LittleDutchman
Record added: Nov 22, 2007
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