Class of 1920

1920 Peroma
Joe Dolezal
Joe Dolezal

Basketball ’16-’20, Baseball ’20, Football ’20, Excelsior ’20, Navy ’17-’19.
“He is a man, take him all in all
I shall not look upon his like again.”

Joseph Edward “Joe” Dolezal, Jr.

September 15, 1898 – January 23, 1958

Joseph Edward (Joe) Dolezal, Jr., former city lease broker died at 6:06 p.m. Thursday (January 23, 1958) in Perry Memorial hospital where he had been a patient since Jan. 14. He had been in ill health several months.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Presbyterian church where he served as an elder with Rev. Milford W. Castrodale Jr., pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Grace Hill cemetery under the direction of the Newton funeral home.

Dolezal, a resident of 1111 Seventh street, was born in Perry Sept. 15, 1898. He was married Nov. 8, 1930, in Oklahoma City to the former Lydia Freese, who survives. He was a veteran of the first World war.

Dolezal had been active in layman’s work of the Presbyterian church and once served as a member of the city council. He was a past chairman of the Noble county Republican central committee. Dolezal was a director of the Exchange bank.

In addition to his wife of the home, survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Bruner, Clinton; and Jo Ellyn Dolezal, a senior at Perry high school; five brothers: Alfred Dolezal, Boise, Idaho; Horace S. Dolezal, Battle Mountain, Nev.; Frank Dolezal, north of Perry; George W. Dolezal, Perry; and William T. Dolezal, Abilene, Texas; two sisters, Miss Irene Dolezal, Perry; and Mrs. Maxine Kingelin, Houston, Texas; and three grandchildren.

The family said those who would like to make their remembrance a gift for cancer research are invited to do so instead of sending flowers.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home and at the church but the casket will not be opened after the service.