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Bonita Louise (Castle) Dockendorf

May 8, 1934 ~ December 7, 2017 (age 83)

Bonita L. Dockendorf, age 83 of Annandale, died Thursday, December 7, 2017 at her friend’s home in Annandale.

Memorial services will be held 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale with visitation from 4-7 p.m. Pastor Mary Keen will officiate. Burial will take place 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Grace Southside Cemetery near Annandale.

Bonita Louise Dockendorf was born May 8, 1934 at home in Richville to Dorsey and Myrtle (Hanson) Castle. She grew up in Richville and graduated from Perham High School with the Class of 1953. After graduating, Bonnie moved to the metro area where she met and later married Orin Simons. They made Brooklyn Park their home until moving to South Haven in 1969. Bonnie worked at Rachels Café in South Haven. They divorced and Bonnie moved to Buffalo where she worked at Buffalo Dry Cleaners. On April 26, 1982, Bonnie was married to Alvin Dockendorf in Buffalo. They moved to Annandale shortly before Alvin’s death in 2003. Bonnie enjoyed taking trips to the casino, working on crossword puzzles and crocheting. She was not shy to voice her opinion and was always ready to give fashion coordination advice. Bonnie’s grandchildren and great grandchildren, who lovingly called her “Grandma Tillie”, were more important than anything else in this world to her.

She is survived by her four sons Ronald (Deb) Simons of Annandale, Rick Simons of Knobnoster, MO, Randy “Whitey” Simons of Pequot Lakes and Rodney (Kim) Simons of Annandale; step-son Dan (Tracy) Dockendorf of Howard Lake; grandchildren Corky, Ramsey, Perry and Samantha Simons, Ryan Arneson and Michael Dockendorf; great grandchildren Zach, Hayley, Ben, Carter, Cura, Raina, Lily, Carson, Mallory, Fallon, Hayden and Connor; brothers and sisters Melvin Castle of Xenia, OH, Joanne Buchanan of Sauk Center, Marlys Johnson of Bellingham, WA, Duane Castle of New York Mills, Darrel (Janice) Castle of Seattle, WA, Roger (Jan) Castle of Kent, WA and Shirley (Art) Buntrock of Otter Tail; and special friend Arnie Pederson. She is preceded in death by her parents Dorsey and Myrtle Castle; husband Alvin Dockendorf; and two infant brothers.

The urn bearers will be Corky, Ramsey, Perry and Samantha Simons and Ryan Arneson. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.


 Service Information

Visitation
Wednesday
December 13, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dingmann Funeral Care, Annandale Chapel
Pleasant Ave N. and Park St. E.
Annandale, Minnesota 55302

Memorial Service
Wednesday
December 13, 2017

7:00 PM
Dingmann Funeral Care, Annandale Chapel
Pleasant Ave N. and Park St. E.
Annandale, Minnesota 55302


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