In Memory of Jerome Dockendorf

Gathering of Family and Friends

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday May 21, 2019
O'Connell-Benedict Funeral Home of Prescott
1339 Orrin Road
Prescott WI, 54021

Gathering Prior to Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday May 22, 2019
St. Bonaventure Catholic Church
901 East 90th Street
Bloomington MN, 55420

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Wednesday May 22, 2019
St. Bonaventure Catholic Church
901 East 90th Street
Bloomington MN, 55420

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Jerome Arthur “Jerry” Dockendorf, age 61 of Prescott, passed away peacefully at his home on May 11, 2019. Jerry was born December 31, 1957 in Bloomington, MN, to Elmer and Luverne (Carter) Dockendorf. He graduated from Kennedy High School in Bloomington, the Class of 1976. Jerry proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was a hard worker, working in construction for most of his life. Jerry was united in marriage to Debbie Renee Stacy on December 30, 1988. Their life together was blessed with two children, Michael and Melindy.

Family was everything to Jerry. He cherished every moment spent with his family, especially his grandchildren. Jerry and Deb shared many special memories traveling and vacationing together. He loved muscle cars, rebuilding his own cars, and attending car shows. Jerry was a handy man, and meticulously kept up his lawn and home. He enjoyed the peacefulness of the outdoors, and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Jerry will remain in the hearts of his loving wife, Deb; his children, Michael (Diane) Hauser, and Melindy (Joshua) Court; his cherished grandchildren: Henry, Nathan, Hailey, Pearl, Cameron, and Chase; grandson at heart, P.J.; his father, Elmer (Marlene) Dockendorf; sisters, Patti (Brian) Thorson, Judy (Jim) Rowland, and Connie Dockendorf (Jim); special friends, Herald “Chris” Christianson and Jeremy Lorenz; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Luverne; his grandparents; aunts, and uncles.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will take place 5:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home, 1339 Orrin Rd., Prescott, and one hour prior to Mass at the church on Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial will take place 11:00 AM Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, 901 East 90th St., Bloomington, MN. Interment with military honors will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN. Jerry’s family gives a special thank you to Linda Pearson.

Funeral services are entrusted to O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home (715) 262-5404. www.connellbenedict.com

Jerome's Tribute Wall

Tributes (6):

  • We always enjoyed our Minnesota visits that included Jerry. What a warm, generous man that always made us feel welcome. He even took 2 Floridians ice fishing in – 20 degrees! Our hearts break for his family and friends on losing a truly great guy. May you find peace in his memories.

  • Jerry was one of the highlights of our day whenever he came to see us at Menards years ago. He was a great guy and such a craftsman. I’ll miss his insight. Well miss you buddy.

  • Debbie and Family,
    I am so very sorry for the loss of Jerry. I will remember his laugh and
    great attitude. My prayers and thoughts are with you all at this sad time.

    With Love, Sue

  • So sad to know you are gone for all of us who loved you Jer, but glad you are not suffering anymore and joining your loved ones who passed before you. Keith and Mike are there to welcome you and ‘saved a place in the boat’. Deb, I am here for you and sending hugs and love. My heartfelt sympathies to all of Jer’s family and friends.

  • I will miss those talks we would have almost daily while you were living with Mitch and I. We got to know the real Jer . I kept telling you that you were the bravest ,toughest man I knew. You fought to the end buddy. Even in the toughest hours your main concern was how’s DEB doing?And is DEB going to be OK. I promise you buddy she will be ok❤️Love you Jer say Hi to Mom and Dad for me.

  • You will be missed….I’m glad you got to visit with Fuzzy a few weeks ago…. I’ll never forget the time you jumped over tables (literaly leaped over them) to save me from some crazy woman at the Last Call many years ago…. Rest Easy my Friend….