Marilyn Curry-Dolder


4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, April 5, 2018
St. Mary's Auditorium
133 E. Main Street
Oxford, Iowa, United States

Funeral Service

10:30 am
Friday, April 6, 2018
St. Mary's Auditorium
133 E. Main Street
Oxford, Iowa, United States


Harrington Cemetery
West Ave
Rural Williamsburg, Iowa, United States

Obituary of Marilyn E. Curry-Dolder

Marilyn Elaine Curry-Dolder of Oxford and formerly of Williamsburg died April 3, 2018 after a long battle with cancer at the Hospice unit in Mercy Hospital, Iowa City under the care of Drs. Feeley and Miller and the most caring staff of nurses and nursing assistants.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30am Friday, April 6, 2018, at the St. Mary’s Auditorium in Oxford, with Rev. Randy Harker from Hands of Christ Worship Center officiating. Burial to follow at the Harrington Cemetery in rural Williamsburg.  Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Thursday at the Auditorium. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Marilyn’s memory. To share a thought, memory or condolence with her family please go to the funeral home website @

Marilyn Elaine Curry-Dolder was born August 20, 1943 to Arnold Berhard Brockshus and Vera Arlene (Leahy) Brockshus at the family farm in rural Williamsburg, IA. She was raised in the farming community and attended grade school at country schools and then graduated from Williamsburg High School.

Marilyn married David J Curry on June 11, 1961 at Immanuel Lutheran church in Iowa County. To this union were born four children, Samuel Lee, Steven Richard, Sherrie Sue and Vickie Kay.

Marilyn spent her adult life raising children while working at several different jobs including Colony Village, NAPA auto parts stores and clerking at convenience stores, most recently retiring from over 10 years at the Depot in Oxford.

On October 16, 2010, she married Harry Louis Dolder at Hands of Christ Worship Center in Oxford. The couple spent their years together traveling that covered many of the contiguous 48 states plus a yearly flight to Laughlin, NV where they enjoyed the gaming and weather. She enjoyed grandchildren, gardening, yard work, mushroom hunting and especially garage sales with her family.

Marilyn’s family includes her present husband Harry; son, Steven; daughters, Sherrie Curry (Brett Meade) and Vickie Simon; 3 sisters, Barbara (David) Burgy, Doris (Steve) Sawyer, Carol (Dennis) Kempf; 8 grandchildren, Luke Curry (Nina), Rebecka Morrison (Dan), Lance Baetsle (Amanda Lutz), Sarah Baetsle, Rachel Curry, Thomas Miller, Ashley Brenneman, and Quinten Miller;  1 great-granddaughter, Cora; daughter-in-law, Janelle Curry;  2 step-sons, Bruce Dolder (Diane) and Brent Dolder (Caroline); 5 step-grandchildren, Jonathan Dolder (Bridget Casey), Benjamin Dolder (Shelby Craig), Tyler Dolder (Jeana Hoeninghausen), Kelsey Gaffney (Ryan) and Jeremy Dolder; and 3 step-great granddaughters Evalynn, Madalynn and Savannah.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, David; and son, Sam in 2009.

Marilyn touched many lives during her time on earth and now celebrates the great reunion with loved ones in heaven.


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