Alfred LeRoy Dolezal (1929-2017)

Alfred LeRoy Dolezal passed away Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Ellsworth, Kan. at the age of 87.  He was born Oct. 24, 1929 in Wilson, Kan. to the late Fred and Mary (Prochaska) Dolezal. He grew up in the Wilson area and graduated from Wilson High School with the Class of 1947. On April 15, 1951 he was united in marriage to June Feil in Wilson. They were blessed with three children, Susan, John, and Mary Beth.

Alfred was a hardworking farmer and stockman.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was always game for a little pin action at the bowling alley. He played baritone in the Wilson City Band, and sang in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Choir.  He was active in the community and served on the Co-Op Board, School Board, and Church Council. But the greatest joy in his life was his wife and family. No matter where they were going, or what they were doing, he and June made sure they were having fun, and making the most of every opportunity together.

Alfred is survived by his wife, June Dolezal of Ellsworth; children, Susan Davidson of Halstead, John Dolezal and wife Dawn of Wilson, and Mary Beth Ploutz and husband David of Dodge City; niece, Delores Funk; nephew, Richard Dolezal, Jr.; grandchildren, Shelly Watkins, Lea Watkins, Deena Hamilton and husband Jordan, Emily Bewley and husband Ryan, Curtis Dolezal, and Colby Dolezal; and great-grandchildren Ahnalea Watkins, Zandriel Watkins, James Hamilton, and Jessa Hamilton.

He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Mary Dolezal, brother Richard Dolezal, sister Rose Chrastil, and infant sister Helen Dolezal.

Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wilson.  

Burial follows in the Wilson City Cemetery.  

Memorials are suggested to the Immanuel Lutheran Church and may be sent in care of Foster Mortuary, P.O. Box 533, Wilson, Kan. 67490.  

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