John A. Dolph, 18208 W. 7th Road of Plymouth, 68, died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth unexpectedly due to natural causes. He was a lifetime resident.
Born November 6, 1931 in Plymouth, he was the son of Clem A. and Myra A. Seltenright Dolph. He graduated from Tyner High School in 1949.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
John was married to Phyllis A. Roush on November 6, 1955 at the Pine Creek Church in North Liberty.
He farmed a Dairy Herd for thirty-six years until 1992 and currently worked as a tool room mechanic for eight years for BPC Manufacturing – Bristol Corporation.
Beekeeping, along with other outdoor projects, such as mushroom hunting with the family were hobbies enjoyed by John. He was a member of the World Wide Church of God in Elkhart and active in the Marshall Co. 4-H program for many years.
Surviving are John’s wife Phyllis, and two sons, Dennis L. and Nancy Dolph of Walkerton, Dean A. and Cheri Dolph of Plymouth, and four daughters, Jo Ann M. and Alan Nichols of Wanatah, Thelma M. and Randy Reed of Bremen, Betty L. and Paul Thiede of Windfall, IN, Alice L. and Ken Ballard of Knox. One sister, Evelyn M. Dolph of Plymouth also survives along with eleven grandchildren.
His parents and an infant daughter, Florence Dolph, preceded John in death.
Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, June 29, 2000 from 3 to 8 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 30, 2000 at the funeral home. Joe Emmerth and Michael Houghton of the World Wide Church of God will officiate.
Burial will be at the Fair Cemetery, North Liberty.
Memorial gifts in John’s memory may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.