Stephen Dockendorff (final arrangements)

Stephen William Dockendorff, aged 42, passed away early December 27, 2022. Born in Alexandria, Virginia, on April 23, 1980, he moved to Danville, IA, with his family in 1992. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served all over the world for nine years. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to Iowa, and bought a house in Burlington, where he stayed until his death. He spent his life helping rescue and rehabilitate abused and neglected people and animals at home and abroad.

He is survived by his parents, John and Sandra Dockendorff; his wife, Tracey Dockendorff; stepchildren Vincent and Rinoa Pickering; siblings Kimberly (Tim) Robbins, Rebecca (Casey) Mehaffy, and Jamie (Brandon) Dockendorff; and five nieces and nephews.

Stephen was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Hazel Heubach and Myranell Dockendorff, and his grandfather, Donald E. Dockendorff.

The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at the Danville United Methodist Church.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM at the church with Pastor Jacob Yocum officiating.  Burial will follow the service at Jaggar Cemetery, rural Danville with Military Rites by the Navy.  A memorial has been established for the education of his nieces and nephews.  Elliott Chapel, New London, is assisting the family with arrangements and online condolences may be left at