Jack Docken Sr., age 89, of Winner, passed away Dec. 14, 2015 at the Winner Regional Healthcare Facility. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Winner. Burial followed at the Winner City Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Clearfield Baseball field through First Fidelity Bank.
Jack Leslie Docken, Sr. son of Clara (Davids) and Ralph A. Docken, was born on September 15, 1926, on the family farm in Dog Ear Township. Jack was raised on the family farm and attended the Lakeview School through the 8th grade. At a young age Jack began to work to help take care of his mother after she became disabled.
In May of 1946, Jack enlisted in the US Army. He served in the 11th Airborne Division, 188th Parachute Infantry Regiment. He was honorably discharged from the US Army on October 9, 1947, and returned to the farm.
On September 29, 1951, Jack was married to Jean Ellen Sharkey at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Clearfield, South Dakota. They lived and raised 5 children on the family farm by Clearfield.
Jack was a member of the VFW, American Legion and the Clearfield Baseball Youth Center. He also enjoyed watching
TV, reading, playing cards, dancing and listening to music. He was also active in helping establishing the Clearfield Ball Diamond.