STREATOR — 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 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Streator. Rev. John Gutz will officiate.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator. Additional visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at 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 also is survived by sons, William (Kellie) Dovin Jr., of Streator, and Brian (Cheryl) Dovin, of Grand Ridge; a daughter, Beth Ann “Betsy” Kuehn, of Wenona; nine grandchildren, Breanne (Cody) Donahue, Bethany, Brooke, Brittney and Shelby Dovin, Collin, Connor, Caden and Camrie Kuehn; two great-grandchildren, Weston Donahue and Caroline Knottek; five stepgrandchildren and three stepgreat-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; and 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 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 solontelford.com.
Solon-Telford Funeral Home
301 S. Park St., Streator, IL 61364