By HDN Staff
Edward Louis Dolezal, 92, died Monday, July 2, 2001 at his home in Havre of natural causes.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Holland and Bonine Funeral Chapel. Burial is to follow at the Highland Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites. A reception will be held at the Eagles Manor following the graveside rites, to which the public is invited.
Dolezal was born June 12, 1909 in Shawano, Wis. He came to Montana with his parents in 1914 and lived on the family homestead north of Gildford. It remains the family home today. He attended Free Soil Country School north of Gildford and continued on in Gildford High School.
Dolezal married Edith Rambo on June 17, 1936 at Havre. They made their home on the farm north of Gildford and in the town of Gildford until moving to Havre in 1960. He retired from farming in 1968.
He was a member of the Havre Masonic Lodge #55, Scottish Rite, York Rite, Royal Order of Jesters, and Algeria Shrine Temple in Helena. He was a 30-year member of the Hill County Cemetery Board, former member of the Northern Montana Hospital Board and past chairman of the Shrine Circus Ticket Committee and active member of the Havre Elks Lodge 1201.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sandra Ann "Peachie" Krohne in October 1998.
Survivors include his wife, Edith Rambo Dolezal of Havre; daughter, Carol Mallard of Great Falls; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 2472, Spokane, WA 99210-2472.
Services and arrangements are under the direction of the Holland and Bonine Funeral Home.