Vernon Albert Dockter

June 19, 1924-August 16, 2018

Vernon Albert Dockter,

94 of Minot, ND formerly

of Martin, died Thursday,

August 16, 2018 at Trinity

Homes in Minot.

Funeral services will be

at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Au-

gust 20 at the Immanuel

Baptist Church, Minot,


Visitation will be from

3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at

the Hertz Funeral Home,

Harvey, ND.

Burial will be at 3 p.m.

Monday at the Martin

Baptist Cemetery, Martin,


Vernon was born on

June 19, 1924 on a farm

southwest of Martin, ND.

He was the youngest of

twelve children born to

Jacob and Marie (Henne)

Dockter. He grew up on

the family farm and at-

tended the Berlin Town-

ship Country School.

Vernon graduated from

the Martin High School in


Vernon and Dorothy

Eckart were united in

marriage on November 11,

1945 in Martin. They

spent the first two years of

their married life on a

farm southwest of there.

They moved into Martin

in the fall of 1948 where

he operated a Standard

Oil bulk station. He was

then employed by the Soo

Line Railroad from Oc-

tober 1950 until retiring

as a conductor in 1986.

Dorothy died on August

23, 1999. He moved to

Minot in 2000. He en-

joyed an active retire-

ment. He followed his

grandchildren and attend-ed their school activities.

He also worked for the

Theodore Roosevelt

Medora Foundation in

Medora during the sum-

mer months from 2001 to

2003. He also worked at

Miracle Mart, was a sub-

stitute mail truck driver

and served as a Walmart

Greeter. Vernon’s hobbies

included walking, riding

bike, fishing and took

pride in being known as

the “Fix-it Man”

Vernon was attending

the Immanuel Baptist

Church in Minot and was

a member of the Martin

Baptist Church.

Vernon is survived by

four children, Sherwin

(Sharon) Dockter of Rapid

City, SD, Mark (Debra)

Dockter of Clancy, MT,

Vicki (Tim) Miller of

Minot, Barry (Lori)

Dockter of Minot; eight

grandchildren; nine great-

grandchildren; one sister,

Viola Filler of Harvey.

Vernon was preceded

in death by his wife;

parents; brothers Bennie

as infant, Edward, Henry,

Wilbert; sisters, Edna

Heitmann, Elsie Dockter,

Alma Heitmann, Emma

Heitmann and Ruth

Reimche, Esther Reimche.

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