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Kenneth Franklin Dollenger

Obituary for Kenneth Franklin Dollenger

September 8, 1931 - September 3, 2017
Rising Sun, Maryland | Age 85


Kenneth Franklin Dollenger of Rising Sun passed away on September 3, 2017 at Calvert Manor Nursing Home.

He was born on September 8, 1931, on Clinton Street in Baltimore Maryland to the late Adolph Frederick Dollenger and Elsie Mae Dollenger (Cappeller). The family moved from Fawn Grove, Pennsylvania to Rising Sun in his senior year of high school in 1949.

He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and uncle. Ken had been a scout leader, officer in the fire company, and coach of many teams over many years. He loved all sports, but without doubt baseball and softball had a special place in heart long before he became a senior olympian gold medalist for softball. He was a member and leader at Janes United Methodist Church since his arrival in Rising Sun.

Ken was a proud army veteran of the Korean War and a lifetime member of the VFW and American Legion. He was a lifelong educator who taught at North East High and served as principal at Bohemia Manor and Cherry Hill before working in supervision and administration up to his retirement in 1996. Ken worked his entire life to make his community a better place and inspired many others to do the same.

He is survived by his devoted wife of fifty-eight years Elizabeth Campbell Dollenger and two sons: David Dollenger and his wife Stacie of Rising Sun and Michael Dollenger and his wife Heather of Woodbridge, Virginia. He is survived by eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. In addition, a large family of nephews and nieces also mourn his passing, as well as many friends. He loved and was extremely proud of them all.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers A. Irvin Dollenger and wife Earla and Robert Dollenger, his sisters Elfreda Meisenhalder and her husband Wilbert and Thelma Keesee and her husband Ralph, and his sister Elsie May Dollenger in childhood.

Visitation will be on Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 at Janes United Methodist Church and at 10:00 on Thursday. A celebration of life will begin at 11:00 on Thursday followed by interment at West Nottingham. Fellowship will then follow at Janes UMC.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Legion, Mason Dixon Post 194 Honor Guard.

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111 S. Queen Street
P.O. Box 248
Rising Sun, MD 21911
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