J. Coleen Dochterman, 86, of Burlington, died Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at her residence.
Born July 23, 1932 in Carthage, IL, she was the daughter of Melgar and Jessie (Smith) Mosley. She married Harmon "Doc" Dochterman on November 5, 1950 in Carthage, IL.
She graduated from Carthage High School in Carthage, IL and was the past owner of Gift Fair and Party Line.
Coleen was a member of West Burlington Christian Church, where she was very active for many years. She belonged to the Daughters of the American Revolution and Des Moines County Historical Society. She enjoyed genealogical work and especially her family time and friends.
Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Harmon "Doc" Dochterman of Burlington; three children, Sheila Kaye (Rod) Crowner of West Burlington, Wm. R. Randy (Tracy) Dochterman of Burlington, and James Alan (Pam) Dochterman of West Burlington; eight grandchildren, Amy Burkhart, Andy Crowner, Scott Dochterman, Eric Dochterman, Keri Birk, Ben Dochterman (deceased), Courtney Gunn, and Kaylee Dochterman; nineteen great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Ben Dochterman; three brothers, Oliver Dean Mosley, Rollie Mosley, and Bill Mosley; and two sisters, Bobbie Smith and Leota Cludrey.
The funeral service for Mrs. Dochterman will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 14th at Lunning Chapel. Rev. Steven Parker will officiate. Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for Great River Hospice House and Ridgeview Assisted Living.
"Coleen helped me to start my family history. My niece, Carole Sue Sulzberger, and I went to Germany to meet our relatives.. I'm sure I told Coleen about this, but this experience met so much to my family. She gave me a good start in my research. I appreciated her knowledge so much. Ada Hubbard"
"I will always remember Coleen. She was a great person and her family is awesome. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Dochterman family. "
"COLEEN MADE THE BEST BANANA BREAD EVER!!! SHE ADDED CHOCOLATE CHIPS IN WHICH JUST MADE IT AMAZING. DEEPEST SYMPATHY FROM ALL OF US AT STANDARD OF BEAVERDALE
"Coleen & Harmon were good friends that I knew from West Burlington Christian Church bible study class on Sunday mornings. I had the honor of knowing them for over 30 years. Great Christian examples to me and my late wife Kelli. Good bye Coleen...for now. And my sympathies to the rest of the family. Tom Stevens"
"Dennis and I send our most heart felt condolences to Harmon and the rest of this very very special family. We met Harmon and Coleen many years ago at West Burlington Christian Church. We gleaned so much from this couple in how they lived their faith in their lives and in their marriage. We worshiped together, studied the Word together...worked together when KAYP was being built...they were right there helping meet whatever needs came up. We just love them both and their witness for the Lord that they gave us. I know the whole family is going to miss Coleen with all their hearts...but praying especially for Harmon, as half of his heart now is missing. Please Dear Lord, keep this family surrounded by your love and comfort them as only you can in such a huge loss. Love, Peggy & Dennis"