November 16, 1927 ~ December 15, 2013
ARLINGTON -- Gladys Catherine Doskocil, 86, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in Arlington. Service: Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 1200 S. Davis Drive, Arlington, the Rev. James Gigliotti, T.O.R., celebrant. Interment: At a later date in Westphalia. Visitation: The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at St. Maria Goretti Church with a rosary starting at 7 p.m. Gladys was born Nov. 16, 1927, in Westphalia to Ben and Rosa Rabroker. She married James Edward Doskocil in 1948 and they had six children. An Arlington resident for 55 years, she was an active volunteer and member of St. Maria Goretti. Known by many as "the plant lady," she loved to grow all sorts of plants, flowers and vegetables. Many admired her colorful, blooming gardens. She was also an avid quilter and seamstress who loved helping others. She WAs preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Jim Doskocil; her grandson, Glenn Dale Hicks Jr.; and her six siblings. Survivors: Sons, Michael Doskocil and wife, Loretta, Thomas Doskocil; daughters, Diane Range and husband, Fritz, Marilyn Wooley and husband, Alan, Karen Fagerman and husband, Tim, and Susan Hicks and husband, Glenn; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233
We are all so very sorry for your loss. Your mother was an influence for self-reliance, goodness, creativity and not to mention frugality to a whole generation of young Catholics. She touched so many young peoples lives by her example. Her most memorable attribute was her laugh and smile. Her work ethic can not even be measured. She would laugh about her usual presentation to the world, that is bent over working in her yard with her backside aimed at Davis. We will all miss the view.
Dear Doskocil Family, We are all so sorry to hear of your loss. We shall all miss her smile & wonderful laugh. I always looked forward to seeing her at the Westphalia Quilt show as well as our annual reunions. Please know that you are all in our prayers.
We will miss our friend, Gladys. She was such a sweet person with always a kind word to greet us on our way to and from Nolan High School. The love she sent was heartfelt and appreciated. Thanks for all the sweet memories. Love and God Bless. Richard, Joan, and Mary