Donald Dean Gocken

19 February 1937–18 February 2009 (Age 72)
Fremont, Dodge, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Donald Dean

When Donald Dean Gocken was born on 19 February 1937, in Fremont, Dodge, Nebraska, United States, his father, Harold Leroy Gocken, was 20 and his mother, Maxine Harriet Richey, was 18. He married Betty Lou Pensick on 15 December 1955, in Logan, Harrison, Iowa, United States. He lived in longmont, Weld, Colorado, United States in 2009. He died on 18 February 2009, in Longmont, Boulder, Colorado, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Longmont, Boulder, Colorado, United States.

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Donald Dean Gocken
Betty Lou Pensick
Marriage: 15 December 1955

Spouse and Children

15 December 1955
Logan, Harrison, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Maxine Harriet Richey




World Events (8)


Age 4

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1944 · Congress Passes the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Project

Age 7

The Flood Control Act of 1944 was passed and would later be called the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program. It was named after the authors of the program Lewis A. Pick and William Glenn Sloan. It began as two separate plans but they both had the idea for an irrigation system that would help with the flooding of the Missouri River.
1956 · The Federal Aid Highway Act

Age 19

With the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway System, the Federal Aid Highway Act made way for the largest public works project in American history at that time. One of the purposes was to provide military access to places in case of an attack.

Name Meaning

1 German: probably a shortened form of various compound names formed with this element, for example Dockendorf .2 Altered spelling of Norwegian Dokken .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Donald Dean Gocken in household of Harold L Gocken, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Donald Gocken, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Donald Gocken, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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