July 24, 2013


Edwin T. Dopheide, 90, of Carroll, died Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Regency Park Nursing Home in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll. Celebrant will be Father Timothy Schott. Music will be by Marcy Anderson and the St. Lawrence choir with Jake Gute as song leader. Lector will be Edwin's granddaughter Lisa Mitchell. Gift bearers will be Edwin's grandchildren Austin Dopheide, Nick Lahr, Jenny Canavan and Kelsey Dopheide. Eucharistic ministers will be Marilyn Dopheide, Vern Greving and Lou Pottebaum. Casket bearers will be Edwin's grandchildren Heath Lahr, Amy Buelt, Jill Dopheide, Jason Dopheide, Scott Greving and Melissa Dopheide. Honorary casket bearers will be Edwin's grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Burial will be at Holy Angels Cemetery in Roselle.

Friends may call after 2:30 p.m. Friday at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll where there will be a rosary at 3 p.m. by the Carroll Knights of Columbus and a Christian wake service by St. Lawrence Parish at 5:30 p.m.

The casket will be moved to St. Lawrence Church at 8 a.m. Saturday when visitation will resume.

Online condolences may be left for Edwin's family at www.sharpfuneral.com.

Born May 1, 1923, at Carroll, Iowa, Edwin T. Dopheide was a son of Barney and Johanna (Renze) Dopheide. He spent his younger years in the Roselle area and attended Holy Angels School. On April 29, 1947, he married Leona Tunning at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dedham. The couple made their home south of Carroll on Highway 71 where he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Edwin enjoyed family gatherings, a good card game, horseshoes, polka music, old tractors and the machinery that went with it. In 2001 Edwin and Leona moved to their home in Carroll.

Edwin was a member of the Carroll Knights of Columbus, St. Lawrence Parish, and formerly a member of Holy Angels Parish in Roselle.

Survivors include his children: Eugene Dopheide and special friend Elaine of Melbourne, Australia, Gerald (Mary) Dopheide of Carroll, Jim (Mary Lou) Dopheide of Carroll, Joan (Vern) Greving of Willey, Lois Dopheide of West Des Moines, Randy Dopheide and special friend Lori of Scranton, Patty (Larry) Lahr of Carroll, Daryl Dopheide of Carroll, and Linda Hagerty of Altoona; his daughter-in-law, Marilyn Dopheide of Roselle; 26 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews and other extended relatives.

Edwin was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Leona; his parents: Barney and Johanna Dopheide; his parents-in-law, Theodore and Anna Tunning; his son Ronald Dopheide; his sister Rose Rotert; and four siblings in infancy: Helen, Clem, Albert, and Joseph Dopheide.