George Eugene Dosch, 79, longtime Sunnyside resident, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, at Yakima Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Nov. 12, 1928 in Ipswich, S.D. to Mathias and Rose (Weninger) Dosch. He spent his early years and received his education in Ipswich. Following his education, he served honorably in the U.S. Army.

On June 25, 1955, he married Irene Kub in Ipswich. Together they made their home in Richland. He worked at the Hanford Project for many years as a fireman and also farmed in the Outlook area. In 1975 the Dosch family moved to Outlook where he continued his employment at Hanford and farmed both asparagus and grapes. He spent many hours training and racing horses and was a long time member of the Horse Racing Association. He also enjoyed fishing and converted his boat to fish commercially.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He cherished time spent with his family and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Irene Dosch of Sunnyside; four children, Bernadette Durfey (Thomas) of Sunnyside, James Dosch (Laurel) of Bellevue, Allen Dosch (Terisha Ray) and Janette Dosch, all of Yakima; seven grandchildren, Phillip, Bethany, Macaylie, Casey, Deven, Mathew and Martha; one brother, Matthew Dosch and one sister-in-law, Cindy Dosch, both of South Dakota; and one cousin, Margaret Ann Snow of Portland, Ore.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Edward; and sister, Dorothy Schneider.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held today, Aug. 26, 2008 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside.

Those wishing to share their memories or sign George's on-line memorial book may do so at

Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.


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