Dorris Suedekum

Thursday, January 31, 2002

JACKSON, Mo. -- Dorris Lee Suedekum, 74, of Jackson died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

He was born May 30, 1927, at Gordonville, Mo., son of Martin Henry and Clara Lorene Kasten Suedekum. He and Betty L. Schreiner were married July 12, 1959.

Suedekum farmed with his brother in the Gordonville area all his life and was a self-employed carpenter in the Jackson and Gordonville areas. He was a member of New McKendree United Methodist Church and Altenthal-Joerns American Legion Post 158 in Jackson, and life member of VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau.

He served with the military police in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, and a sister.

Friends may call at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. today. An American Legion service will be held at 7.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at New McKendree Church, with the Rev. Richard Northcutt officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery, with graveside rites by VFW Post 3838.