Harold Theodore Dobs


Harold Theodore Dobs, 87, of Duluth, MN passed peacefully on Tues., Aug. 2, 2022 at Chris Jensen/Hilltop Health. He was born in Swanville, MN to Lillian (Kahl) and Otto Dobs. He graduated from Swanville High School in ‘52. He married Nancy MacMillan on Nov. 9, 1955 in Duluth, where they started their life together and welcomed 4 children.

Harold worked at a variety of different jobs including sailing the Great Lakes on the ore boats, working at Western Electric, Superwood, Cutler Magner, Elliott’s meat packing, and his favorite job of school bus driver for the Proctor School District. He also enjoyed his position as custodian at Bethany Baptist Church, where he was a member for many years. He had a love for classical music and he played the accordion. He was good at fixing things, especially old clocks. He loved photography and playing volleyball. He enjoyed “family camp” and fishing with family and friends.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; sons-in-law, Rick Feiro and Alex Daniluk; grandson, Shannon; brothers, Glen and Donald; and sister, Evelyn Dicosimo.

Harold is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughters, Lis Feiro and Barb Daniluk; sons, Jerry (Sandy) and Duane (Linda); grandchildren, Andy (Holly) Feiro, Becky (Jon) Sjogren, Molly (Andrew) Smallwood, Amelia (Dylan) Montgomery, Michael Daniluk, Sarah Daniluk, Tyler Palmer, Jeremy (Dayna) Dobs, Peter (Yasmina) Dobs, Alyssa (Brian) Walker, Jenna (Stephen) Shelton, Jordan (Chelsea) Dobs, Hanna and Alyvia Dobs; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Sukke; and many nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the caring staff on the “Elm Unit” at Chris Jensen/Hilltop Health.

Visitation will be held at 1:00 PM on Wed., Aug. 10th at Sunrise Funeral Home, 4798 Miller Trunk Hwy, with Memorial Service to follow at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hope Center, 2331 W. 3rd St, Duluth, MN 55806.

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