Wayne Albert Dose

January 27, 1947 ~ December 7, 2019 (age 72)


Wayne A. Dose, age 72, of Holstein, passed away on Saturday, December 07, 2019 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center of Cherokee.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Galva with the Rev. Paul D. Egger officiating and military rites conducted by the American Legion Dessel-Schmidt Post #225 of Holstein.  Burial will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery of Sioux City.  A visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein. 

Wayne Albert Dose was born on January27, 1947 to Albert and Regina (Scheer) Dose on a farm outside of Danbury, Iowa.  He was baptized and confirmed at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Mapleton.  Wayne graduated from Wakonda High School.

In February of 1966, Wayne enlisted in the 185th Air National Guard.  He was activated in January of 1968 to Luke Air Force Base, Nellis, Eglin and then to Kwan Ju, South Korea.  He was a member of the 557-Red Horse in the Air Force Special Operations until May of 1969. 

Wayne was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Marlys Nathlich, on May 27, 1967.  To this union four children were born, Gail, Keith, Shari and Brett.

Wayne worked at Midwest Industries, Wilson’s Foods and Ida County Secondary Roads.  He also helped various farmers in the area.  He loved playing cards, dancing, woodworking, gardening and enjoyed going on tractor rides.  Wayne was an active member of the Holstein American Legion.

Survivors include his wife Marlys; daughters, Gail (Brian) Kuester, Sioux City, IA and Shari (Gerald) Tarr of Ida Grove, IA; son, Brett (Andrea) Dose of Ankeny, IA; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  He is also survived by brother, Dennis (Ann) Dose of Holstein, IA; sisters, Lynet (Phil) Osborne of Zellwood, FL, Lori (Rick) Estes of Melbourne, FL; and many extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Orville and Marjorie Nathlich; son, Keith Wayne; and brother-in-law, Don Loker.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Accura HealthCare of Cherokee and the June E. Nylen Cancer Center for the wonderful care that they took of Wayne.


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December 10, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home
1600 S. Kiel St.
Holstein, Iowa 51025

Funeral Service
December 11, 2019

10:00 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church
406 Monona St.
Galva, IA 51020

December 11, 2019

Memorial Park Cemetery
6605 Morningside Ave
Sioux City, IA 51106

Military Rites
December 11, 2019

American Legion Dessel-Schmidt Post - #225

Holstein, Iowa

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