Sunday, May 8, 2011

Donald C. Doebereiner

Donald C. Doebereiner, age 91, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2011, at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center. Donald was born in Racine, December 7, 1919, son of the late John H. and Elsie K. (Nee: Gutzman) Doebereiner.

Donald was a graduate of William Horlick High School “Class of 1938.” On November 4, 1944, in Racine he was united in marriage to Mary Theisen. During World War II Donald proudly served in the United States Navy. He was employed by Walker Manufacturing for thirty-seven years, retiring in 1979, and was a member of the “20 Year Club.” Donald was a member of St. Mary’s by the Lake Catholic Church, belonged to the Senior Club and served as head usher for many years at St. Richard Catholic Church, and was member of the Catholic Men’s Association. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather who will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his loving wife of 66 years, Mary; his six children, Donald (Sandra) Doebereiner of Kenosha, Terry (Barbara) Doebereiner of Racine, Mark (Jean) Doebereiner of Brookfield, Judith (Allan) Tripp of Racine, Susan (Michael) Noland of Overland Park, Kansas, Paul (Jennifer) Doebereiner of Racine; 13 grandchildren, Scott Doebereiner, Steven (Heather) Doebereiner, Mike (Jaime) Doebereiner, Jenni (Scott) Kirn, Katie (Todd) Witek, Brian (Jack) Doebereiner, Karen (Erik) Eidem, Kevin (Sarah) Tripp, Denise (John) Szymczak, Danielle and Kristen Noland, Stacey (Brian) Johnson, David Noland; 17 great-grandchildren, Alexia, Conner, Ethan, Ashley, Megan, Ryan, Andrew, Maddie, Abbie, Karl, Alex, Alley, Jacob, Josh, Holly, Cory and Amanda; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Raymond Theisen of Kenosha, Elaine Doebereiner of Mountain Home, AK; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Alvin Doebereiner.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, May 12, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s by the Lake Catholic Church, 7605 Lakeshore Drive, with Rev. Stephen J. Stradinger officiating. Interment with full military honors will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Wednesday at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass. Memorials to St. Mary’s by the Lake Catholic Church or to the American Heart Association have been suggested.

The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the entire staff at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Medical Center for their loving and compassionate care.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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