Obituary of Mathilda Schlenker Dockter
-11 :00 A.M. Tuesday April 3, 2001
St. Lukes Lutheran Church, Streeter, ND
Officiating -Rev. Robert Pestal
Organist -Lila Gienger
Duet -Jehu & Delores Miller
Accompanist: Mrs. Lorena Zinck
Hymns -Special Music by Duet
"Children of The Heavenly F ather" ( Cong)
"Abide With Me" (Cong)
Honorary Pallbearers -Fred Schultz,
Boyd Williams, Tim Dewald, Fred Dockter
Active Pallbearers -Curtis Fischer, Kelly Fischer,Curtis Fischer Jr., Trent Dockter, David Dockter, Steve Wentz
Interment- Lutheran Cemetery, Streeter, ND
Arrangements -Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle, ND
Mathilda Schlenker was born July 31, 1895 at Klostitz Bessarabia, South Russia, the daughter of John Schlenker and Christina (Schlag) Schlenker. In 1902 at the age of 7 she came to the United States with her parents, 7 brothers and sisters. The 2 youngest children became ill and passed away in New York. The family settled in the Gackle area where she attended the local rural school where she received her elementary education and grew to womanhood in the vicinity.
She and August M. Dockter were married January 19,1915 at the Neudorf Lutheran Church west of Gackle, ND. They made their home on his parents farm for a number of years. In 1953 they moved into Streeter for their retirement and following the death of her husband January 7, 1954 she I continued to reside in Streeter .
She was a member of the St. Lukes Lutheran Church,
and the Streeter Senior Citizens.
She is survived by her children, Edwin (Lola) Dockter, Streeter, ND, Adam (Christine) Dockter, Billings, MT , Harold Dockter, Eureka, CA, Howard (LaRaine) Dockter, Gackle, ND, Viola Remboldt, Streeter, ND, Ruth (ElRoy) Fischer, Gackle, ND, 1 daughter-in-law, Francis Dockter, Streeter, ND, 3 sister-in-laws, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 son, 9 brothers and 3 sisters.