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Marvel Verna Dockwell

June 11, 1933 — April 16, 2024

Marvel Verna Dockwell, 90, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at Prairie Senior Cottages in New Richland. A funeral service will be held 11AM Monday, April 29, 2024 at Grace Lutheran church in Albert Lea. Visitation will be held from 4-6PM on Sunday, April 28, 2024 at Bayview Freeborn Funeral Home and for an hour prior to the service. Burial will be held at Hayward Cemetery following the service. Pastor Shane Koepke will be officiating.

Marvel was born June 11, 1933 to Adolph and Frieda (Yost) Johnson in Albert Lea. She attended Emmons High School and after graduating, began her career working at the Montgomery ward. She was married to Vernon Dockwell on June 19, 1955 at Trinity Lutheran church. Together they had Robert, Debra, Brian, and Robin. After Vernon passed away on January 25, 1975, Marvel took up the challenge of raising her children alone, demonstrating tremendous strength and resilience. She began working at the Albert Lea Tribune for a while before changing to work at Fleetguard until her retirement.

Marvel loved babysitting her grandkids, often joking with them about her puffy knees and telling them stories of her growing up. Although she loved cooking and baking, every meal she served her grandkids was Schwan’s or TV dinners. She was never afraid to speak her mind and had a stubborn streak a mile long.

She is preceded in death by her husband Vernon, parents Adolph and Frieda, sister Delores Twito, and her son Robert.

She is survived by her daughter Debra (Jerry) Sipple, son Brian (Jonna) Dockwell, daughter Robin (Greg) Witham, grandchildren Kevin Witham, Stephanie Myers, Brandy Dockwell, Daniel Dockwell, Crystal Dockwell, Allen Dockwell, Zac (Brittany) Oquist, Tessa (Shannon) Mclean, Shelby (Antonio) Lugo, Ben (Kelsey) Witham, Joey (Kylie) Witham, Sam (Abby) Witham, great grandchildren Kaden (Annie) Sipple, Kyler (Raine) Sipple, Taylor Sipple, Aida Dockwell, Yeilen Lugo, Vienna Lugo, Makael Lugo, Rylan Oquist, Luella Oquist and Braxton Oquist; and several nieces and nephews.

The service will be live-streamed from the Grace Lutheran YouTube page and can be watched below or at the following link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLBrVO5v224
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Visitation

Sunday, April 28, 2024

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Visitation

Monday, April 29, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Monday, April 29, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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Burial

Monday, April 29, 2024

Hayward Lutheran Cemetery

Main Street, Hayward, MN 56043

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