Kenny "Doc" Dokweiler Kenny passed away on May 19, 2013 after a brave 13 year battle with Prostate Cancer. Born on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 1950, Kenny loved his family beyond all else. His partnership with Wyndee meant everything to him. They knew each other from childhood and their caring turned into a 35 year marriage, which he cherished, and likewise did she. They were inseparable and had a joyful life together. The love he had for his daughters could not be denied and his girls claim that he was "The Best!" He made many lasting friendships with his fellow timber industry employees and was proud to have worked for Pacific Lumber Company for 30 years. Kenny was an avid sportsman and especially loved hunting deer, wild boar, and turkey. He enjoyed countless summers at the family cabin in Willow Creek - the BBQs, outdoor fireplace, card games in the open pergola, and many trips down to his beloved Trinity River fishing for Steelhead or taking the dogs for a swim. Target practice with his sons-in-law Nic and Jesse, was always a good time; and his adventures on his Yamaha Rhino with his wife Wyndee and daughters was also a favorite. Camping excursions with friends and families were some of his fondest memories. Kenny was a skilled craftsman and was admired for his attention to detail. He also always enjoyed cars: from his very first one, a red-on-red '64 GTO, to his most recent acquisition, a 1999 Pontiac Trans AM. A true sports fan-- Go 49ers & SF Giants- -he loved to go to games with his family. He loved his many faithful furry friends over the years: Midnight, Dutchess, Banjo, Tobias, Leo, and "Big Brown" Floyd, a rescue Lab, his special companion. Kenny often said he was "a steak and potatoes kind of guy." He was truthful, honest, and faithful to his family, friends, and neighbors. Kenny was preceded in death by Les and Mary Dokweiler (parents); Wesley and Marie Hotelling (in-laws). He is survived by his wife Wyndee; daughters Kimberly Murphy (Jesse) and Debby Timmerman (Nic); sister Betty Marshall; and numerous extended family members. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks Dr. John Albertini and his staff for their care and friendship, Dr. Jeff Allen, and Dr. Hal Grotke. Also, a special thank you to the doctors and staff at UCSF Medical Center for an amazing 10 year journey. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made online to UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at https://makeagift.ucsf.edu (Please designate Prostate Cancer research) ; or The Sequoia Humane Society at www.sequoiahumane.org. Friends and relatives are invited to a Celebration of Life for "Doc" at the Wharfinger Building, 1 Marina Way, Eureka, California, 95501, on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 1:30 PM. Arrangements are under the care of Goble's Fortuna Mortuary, Fortuna, California. Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com, click on obits.
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GOBLE'S FORTUNA MORTUARY - Fortuna
560 12TH Street Fortuna, CA 95540
Published in Eureka Times-Standard on May 26, 2013