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George Dobrinski

November 11, 2020 - 00:00
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George Dobrinski, 84, lifelong resident of Okeene, passed away Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, at the Okeene Municipal Hospital after battling lung cancer for one year.

George Milton Dobrinski was born Aug. 27, 1936, in Okeene to Bill and Hannah Karbs Dobrinski.

He attended Okeene Public Schools and graduated in 1954.

George married Karel Weber on May 5,1961 and they made their home in Okeene.

He was employed as a mechanic at Ted Benefiel Ford, pipeline construction with Arkla Gas Company and later retired as milling superintendent at Okeene Milling Company after 32 years.

Upon his full-time retirement, he continued farming and cattle ranching with Bob Ford until 2018.

George has served his Okeene community on the Okeene Fire Department, school board and was a member of the First United Methodist Church, serving in various positions including youth sponsor.

His work ethic, love and dedication to his family and friends were examples to many.

He was preceded in death by son Jim Dobrinski; parents Bill and Hannah; brothers Percy, Harley, Frank and sisters Diana Kirtley and Jeanette Cox.

He is survived by wife Karel, daughter-in law-Nancy Dobrinski Haffner, son Kevin Posey and wife Kathy Hooper, son Mike Dobrinski and wife Ginny and sister Verla Morkes. His grandchildren are Ali Milligan, Megan and Buddy King, Channing Posey, Victoria Blackburn, Madison Posey, Michael Dobrinski, Jamie and Kortney Dobrinski, Scott Dobrinski, Shelby and Gage Owen and he has 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorial was Monday, Nov. 9, at the First United Methodist Church with interment following at Roselawn Cemetery under the direction of Wilkinson Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Okeene Municipal Hospital or Hospice Circle of Love in Enid.