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John "Jerry" Dolt
John Gerald "Jerry" Dolt, 64, Lawson, Mo., passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2012 near Lawson, Mo. Jerry was born on December 26, 1947 in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Gerald and Mary (Green) Dolt. He served in the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam on the Chuli Helecopter Base. He married Karen (Dueser) Dolt in 1967, who survives of the home.
Jerry was employed as a supervisor for the Ford Motor Company, Claycomo Assembly plant, retiring in 2007 after over 39 years of employment. He then went back to work for Ford as a salaried retiree. He was a member of the United Christian and Presbyterian Church, Lawson, Mo. Jerry loved being outdoors, getting the pool opened, etc. He loved his job at Ford, but above everything else, he dearly loved his family and they were always first in his life.
Besides his wife, Karen, of the home, survivors include one daughter, Tricia and husband, Phil Greathouse of Lawson, Mo.; one son, Brian and wife, Tammy Dolt of Holt, Mo.; two brothers, Chris Dolt and wife, Vicki, and Toby Dolt and wife, Julie, all of Lawson, Mo.; grandchildren, Lexis Lynn, Payton Leight, and Jocee Ann; and many loved nieces, nephews and friends.
Besides his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by one brother, Mike; one sister, Doe Ann; and his mother-in-law, Wilma J. Deuser.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the United Christian and Presbyterian Church in Lawson, Mo. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Polley Funeral Home, Lawson, Mo. Burial will be in the Old Union Cemetery, Lawson, Mo.
I sure am going to miss you my friend. We fought and laughed. We argued and tormented each other. We cussed each other and then we'd laugh some more. You were hard on me but I always knew your bark was WAY worse than your bite. You made a difference in my life and I thank you. Rest in peace Jerry and know that I'll always think of you with a smile on my face.
Ps. Nobody could do the fire dance quite like you!
So very sorry for your great loss. Jerry was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Love all you guys,
Harry & Mary Anne Morris
You will be greatly missed at Ford Motor Company. We are very sorry for your loss
Jerry will be missed by many. He was a great friend and a wonderful asset to the community. My heart goes out to the family during this time. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Here is to Jerry, a truer friend will never be found.
There are no words that seem appropriate to express our sympathy for the Dolt family at this time. Jerry was such a big part of this community and his death has saddened everyone who knew him. We will be here for you as you go through the days ahead.
Larry & Barbara Lanning
So very sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. Words can't express how I feel. My condolences go out to all of the family. RIP Jerry.
Wanda (Cox) Bryan
Rest in peace my brother, Semper Fi.
Will be sadly missed as a Friend and Boss. My prayers go out to the Dolt Family.
Karen and family --
So very sorry for your sudden loss. Jerry was always a nice friend and classmate. You're in my thoughts & prayers.
Mary O'Dell Bertoldie
Our prayers are with the Dolt family. Jerry always had a smile, it always made you want to smile. He will be missed by all of us.
Dave & Nora Hutcheson
Very saddened to hear of Jerry's passing. He was a great man and will be dearly missed. Thoughts and prayers to ALL the Family.
Heaven gained a GREAT man.I can only imagine the reunion he had with his Parents and his Brother.
Anita O'Dell/ Templeton
Thinking of you and the kids during this trying time in your life. Rest assured you will survive it even though it doesn't seem like it right now. Prayers and hugs coming your way.
I'm so very sorry for your loss of Jerry. He will be so missed. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Jo Ann Drew
My sympathy goes out to Jerry Dolt's family and there is never the right words to say during a loss of someone so special to everyone. He was a very well known and had so much compassion for others and never had a bad word to say to anyone. We as a community need to hold this family up in prayers and continue to be of great support for the upcoming months that will be a sorrow time for wife, kids, grandkids.
We all will miss him and his generous passion for others.
Dear Karen and Family,
Our sincere sympathy to you in the loss of Jerry. You and Jerry have touched so many lives and at this time there are so many dear friends and acquaintances who are reaching out to you, wishing we could change things. Blessings to you. God bless Jerry.
Doug and Tricia Crews
Jerry will be missed but no forgotten. He was not only a good friend but also someone you just wanted to be around. He was "THE BEST" grandpa a child could have. There was never a function, party, program or event that featured Jocee that Jerry was not also in attendance. Jerry was thoughtful, supportive and considerate of family, friends and his community. He has created great memories for everyone who knew him.
Donnie & Betty Smith
Karen & Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Jerry was awesome to work with and a friend for many years. He will be sadly misssed. You all will be in our prayers.
Jim & Patricia Stoufer
Karen and Family: Jerry was a great teacher. He was always hard on new hires. That was his way of teaching. Of course, that made him not the most popular foreman. The longer that you worked for Jerry, you got better at your job. Then I realized that he was like a coach, building a team of workers. As coaches do, he strived for perfection from his section. So you never felt that you were good enough. When you needed him, he was always there for you. Then there came a time, when we became very good friends. WATCH OUT! He would play jokes on you. He might eat your lunch when you were not looking or go home wet from a water fight but always that big smile. I will miss my friend.
George & Joyce Willhoit
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You and Jerry were one of the first that we met when we moved to Lawson. I will always remember fondly those years.
To all of the Dolt family, Karen, Tricia, Brian, Chris and Toby,
I am so very sorry for your incredible loss. Words aren't usually something I am without, but the only thing I can think to say is sorry. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time and in days and months to follow. I've known Jerry nearly all my life and I will always remember his laugh. His nickname for Bryan of "FishBait" from 30 years ago. I so wish I could be there for the services, but know my heart is with all of you.
Thoughts and prayers,
Patty Kinard Cisler
Karen and family,
Thinking of you with sincere sympathy. Hoping that each new day will bring you comfort and peace. You are in our prayers.
Kevin and Sonya Morgan
So very sorry about your loss of Jerry and the pain you and your family are going through. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Linda & Arnold
Knowing what Jerry means to all of you, breaks my heart for each and every one of you. He was a good man who loved his family so very much. He was always kind and generous, as well as loving. My prayers for your family will be with you as you attempt to move on in your lives with this tremendous void and loss. May God wrap his arms around you and hold you up as you grieve.
Our love and blessings,
Mary & Brooklyn
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