Joseph Dobbelare

Friday, June 29, 2012

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Joseph L. Dobbelare, 87, of Perryville died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born July 10, 1924, at Belgique, Mo., to Hubert and Pauline DePauw Dobbelare. He married Opal Counts on Nov. 17, 1951, at Belgique. She preceded him in death March 28, 1980.

Joseph had worked at Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. He owned and operated Dobbelare Photography Studios from 1951 to 1974.

He was a World War II Army veteran and received the Bronze Star.

Joseph was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Holy Name Society, 3rd Degree member of Knights of Columbus, and VFW Post 4282.

Survivors include a son, Tim (Tammy) Dobbelare of Perryville; a sister, Velma Drury of Perryville; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Dorothy; and two brothers, Delmar and Glennon.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and 6:30 to 8:50 a.m. Saturday at Miller Family Funeral Home. A VFW service will be held at 7 tonight, and parish prayers with the Knights of Columbus at 7:30.

Funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Church, with the Rev. James Ward officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery with military honors courtesy of VFW Post 4282 and Delta Team.

Memorials to charity of choice.