Venturia, ND-Graveside service for August Otto Dockter, 62, of Venturia will be 11:00 am, Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Venturia Reformed Cemetery. Rev. Chuck Belzer will officiate.
August died August 16, 2019 at his home.
August Otto Dockter, son of August F. and Clara (Dohn) Dockter, was born April 26, 1957 at Eureka, SD. He was baptized at Hoffnungsthal Reformed Church in Venturia. He grew up in Venturia where he attended school, graduating from Ashley High School. He helped on his uncle Otto’s farm for a few years during high school, then moved to Fargo and attended North Dakota State University for a year. In 1985, August began working for Allied Building Products where he started as a salesman, eventually becoming the Fargo Branch Manager. In 2013, he made a career change and was in the insurance business.
In 2014, August relocated to his home area, Ashley/Venturia, where he worked part-time at Ashley Super Valu and The Roost. The last few years he was also working as a relief postal worker.
August loved fishing and hunting deer and pheasant. He was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan.
Grateful for having shared August’s life are his son, Alexander (Ashley) Dockter of Wyndmere, ND; daughter, Stephanie Dockter of Fargo; two brothers, Doug (Barb) Dockter of Springfield, IL and Paul (Tanya) Dockter of Fargo; sister, Susan Glur of Fargo and brother-in-law, Willie Feil of Ashley.
Preceding August in death were his parents, and two sisters, Bonnie Feil and Marie Dockter.
Casketbearers will be August’s friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials.
Carlsen Funeral Home of Ashley has been entrusted with arrangements.