William “Soph” D. Dovin, Sr. 79, of Streator passed away peacefully Friday, April 13, 2018 surrounded by his family at his residence in Streator.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Streator. Rev. John Gutz will officiate.
Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M. Tuesday at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator. Additional visitation will be held on Wednesday from 10-11 A.M. at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Streator.
Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Streator. Pallbearers will be sons, Bill and Brian Dovin, grandsons, Collin, Connor and Caden Kuehn and his brother-in-law, Pete Pastirik.
Born June 27, 1938 in Streator, he was the son of John and Sophie (Elias) Dovin. He married Leona Hewitt on July 21, 1962 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Streator. She survives in Streator.
He is also survived by sons, William (Kellie) Dovin, Jr. of Streator and Brian (Cheryl) Dovin of Grand Ridge, a daughter, Beth Ann “Betsy” Kuehn of Wenona; 9 grandchildren, Breanne (Cody) Donahue, Bethany, Brooke, Brittney and Shelby Dovin, Collin, Connor, Caden and Camrie Kuehn; 2 great grandchildren, Weston Donahue and Caroline Knottek; 5 step-grandchildren and 3step-great grandchildren; many special nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Bubba.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Faith Dovin; a sister, Patricia Stimac; brothers, John and Daniel Dovin.
Born and raised in Streator, he attended St. Stephen’s Grade School and graduated from Streator High School in the class of 1956. He lived in Streator his entire lifetime.
He worked at Anthony Company and Meyer Sherman as a machinist and in 1984 began Dovin Machine Shop with his son, Bill Dovin Jr. In 1972 Soph started with the Streator Fire Department and served as a Firefighter retiring as a captain in 2002.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
His pride and joy was his family. He will sadly be missed by his loving family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, the Holy Trinity Pre-School program or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.solontelford.com