Obituary: Earl Dobbe


A Celebration of Life service for Earl C. Dobbe, 81, of Eldridge, was held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Long Grove. Private inurnment will be held at a later date. Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, assisted the family with arrangements.

Mr. Dobbe died Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at Genesis East Medical Center, Davenport.

Earl Dobbe was born Dec. 8, 1938, in Huxley, Iowa, the son of Elmer and Charlotte (Veland) Dobbe.

He was drafted into the U.S. Army and was briefly stationed in Germany.

He married Gerri Fitzgerald on June 6, 1964, in Nevada, Iowa.

He spent his career working as a sales manager and business owner in construction equipment before retiring in 2001.

He was an active member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Long Grove.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Susan (Ryan) Blaskovich; a son, Matt (Jill) Dobbe; his grandchildren, Eric and John Dobbe, and Grant and Paige Blaskovich; and three siblings, Beverly Anderson, Darlene Freed, and Ikey Lee.

He was preceded in death by two siblings, Ron Dobbe and Yvonne Fjelland.

Memorials may be made to the North Scott Educational Foundation.

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