Gaylord Dose - January 17, 2013Gaylord G. Dose, 69, died at his home near Hampton, on Jan. 17, 2013, and went to be with his Heavenly Father, surrounded by the family he loved so very much. He battled multiple myeloma for seven years.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Polk, with Rev. Jim Gruber officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.
Dubas Funeral Home of Stromsburg and Osceola has been entrusted with arrangements.
Gaylord was born Sept. 15, 1943 at York, the son of Gerhard and Mae (Doremus) Dose. He was baptized into the Christian faith at Immanuel Lutheran Church on Oct. 3, 1943. His baptism sponsors were Arnold Blase and Emmie Roehrs. He made a public profession of his faith in Christ at his Confirmation on April 14, 1957, with Colossians 3:17 as his chosen verse.
On Jan.30, 1965, he married the love of his life and best friend, Linda Mentink of Stromsburg at Immanuel Lutheran. They made their home north of Hampton. Gaylord loved his three sons and adored his grandchildren.
Farming was such a joy for Gaylord. The family was awarded the Ak-Sar-Ben Pioneer Farm Family Award in 1993 for having the farm in the family for 100 years. Gaylord also did over-the-road trucking.
He had a passion for sports, both as a player and a coach. He was a member of the Polk High School 1961 state championship basketball team his senior year. His interest in sports influenced others to reach their potential. He coached summer baseball and thoroughly enjoyed the activities of his sons, grandchildren and extended family, rarely missing an event.
After retiring, due to his health, Gaylord enjoyed gardening, especially raising lots of potatoes. He also spent a lot of time mowing to feed his granddaughter’s horses. His kindness and generosity touched the lives of many people that knew him.
Gaylord served his community in a variety of ways. He was a member of the Polk School board, the Co-op board and was currently chairman of the church.
He is survived by his wife, Linda and three sons, Greg of Hampton, Brian of Eagle and Bradley of Omaha; grandchildren Jesse Dose of Lincoln, Jordan Dose of Central City, Bradyn and Sydney Dose of Eagle and Matthew Dose of Omaha; mother-in-law, Alyce Mentink of Stromsburg; four brothers-in-law, Dr. Felix Negron of Simi Valley, Calif., Gary (Donna) Mentink, Terry (Pat) Mentink both of Osceola and Larry (Barb) Mentink of Stromsburg; sister-in-law Becky Klein of Stromsburg; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Shirley Negron; infant brother Gary; father-in-law Gerald Mentink; brother-in-law Jerry Klein and cousins Milan Blase and Rollen and Carolyn Roehrs.