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August 9, 1931 - December 29, 2019

In accordance with her wishes, cremation will take place and a private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to SPCA of Southwest Michigan.

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I am glad to have had the opportunity to know Doris. She was a great lady. My sincere condolences to the family.

Posted by Dave Foerster on January 6, 2020

Mom touched many people with her gentle kindness throughout her life. I was the first born and she was mumma to myself and Connie until Connie and I decided we should start using mom so we would sound more grown up. She is still mumma to me. In our early years she would plan and host wonderful, Pintrest worthy parties for our birthdays, Halloween, spring, and any other occasion that could use a party. She was so creative and adventurous. Always willing to try the latest, she had a craft of the month club so we would have all the latest seasonal décor. I remember being fascinated with her high heels that were covered in fabric to match a specific dress. How could that be? I loved the matching mother daughter dresses that we had and I didn't understand why she wouldn't want to wear them every time we went somewhere. When I was about 6 or 7 they purchased a piano for me to have lessons which I did enjoy, but what I really liked was to listen to her play the songs that were popular when her and daddy were dating and first married. As my youngest siblings, Lynn and Jason came along there was less time for parties and crafts, but she still made time for the whole family and always took care of us. The larger house we needed also had a larger yard where she planted and maintained a large, really beautiful flower garden. As I am sure others who were touched by her will, I am thankful for these personal memories that I will forever keep with me.

Posted by Diane Wiersma on January 5, 2020