SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Phalyn (Doby) Dobson, 69, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at Sanford Health following a lengthy illness.
Phalyn Ronel Dobson (Doby) was born Oct. 30, 1937, in Denison, Iowa. He was the son of O. Lemuel and Inez (Galland) Dobson. He attended school in Luverne, Minn., Beaver Creek, Minn., Lester, Ia., Sioux Falls, S.D., and graduated from high school in Le Mars.
Following his graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was a member of the 82nd Airborne and the 11th Airborne, proudly serving his country in Germany, Italy, and Lebanon. Upon his discharge, he began work at the Sioux City Stockyards and worked for several packing houses.
He was united in marriage to Elizabeth (Betty) Eleeson in Sioux Falls, SD.
Twenty-five years ago, he became a cattle buyer for Long Prairie Packing, Long Prairie, Minn. (now American Foods Group). He loved his work and all the people he met at the sales through the years.
Phalyn will be lovingly held in the hearts of his wife, Betty; his brother Larry and wife Linda of Le Mars; two sisters, Vonice McDougall and husband Doug of Le Mars, and Wendy Borgstrand and husband Dwight of Arlington, Va.; two children; one step-daughter Kristen Kindle, husband Gary and their children, Taylor, and Alex of Yankton, S.D.; three other grandchildren, along with many nephews and nieces. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Phyllis Dobson of Sioux Falls, S.D.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Lemuel James, George, Bernard, Frederick, and Gaylord.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Church of the Holy Apostles, 1415 S. Bahnson in Sioux Falls, with the Rev. Warren Shoberg officiating. Visitation will begin at noon Friday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at Miller Funeral Home, 13th and Main Avenue, Sioux Falls.
For obituary and on-line registry, visit www.millerfh.com.