James John Dotzler, age 92 of Irondale Township died on September 14, 2021 at his home. Born on April 30, 1929 in Aitkin to George and Mary (Liesen) Dotzler. He was a U.S. Army Korean War Veteran serving in 369thCombat Engineers. Jim married Sheila Hammond in Aitkin on April 18, 1953. Retired from Hanna Mining with 34 years of service.
Jim is survived by his son, David (Deb) Dotzler of Ironton; his daughter, Pamela Conner of Ironton; two brothers, Henry (Geri) Dotzler of Lakeville and Herbert (Marion) Dotzler of Ham Lake; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Preceding Jim in death are his parents; his wife, Sheila; two sons, Roger and infant David Anthony Dotzler; one daughter, Lois Pratt; one brother, Frank Dotzler and one sister, Phyllis Daniel.
A Memorial Gathering will be held at the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 19, 2021. Burial will be at the Woodland Cemetery in Irondale Township 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 20 with will military honors presented by the Myrin-James American Legion Post #443, Ironton.
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