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Doris E. Kerkman

May 21, 1920 January 30, 2019
Doris E. Kerkman
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Obituary for Doris E. Kerkman

Doris E. Kerkman, 98, of Hayward, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully with family on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Hayward Area Memorial Hospital.

Doris was born in Lawler, Minnesota on May 21, 1920; she was the daughter of Walter and Esther (nee Johnson) Gores. She spent her early life in Burlington, where she graduated from Burlington High School in 1938.

On April 8, 1942 in DeRidder, Louisiana, she was united in marriage to Bernard A. Kerkman. Following marriage, they made their home in Waukegan, Illinois. Bernard passed away on November 23, 1980. Doris retired from North Gas Company after 30 years of service as a statistical clerk. Doris then moved to Sun City West, Arizona as a full-time resident. Doris relocated to Hayward, WI in 2017.

Doris loved to dance, and became a member of the Hillcrest Dance Club. Doris also enjoyed traveling and went on a round the world trip with her sister Marian; numerous cruises, along with visiting Europe, Las Vegas, Alaska, Hawaii, and summer vacations at Lakewood’s Resort in Cable, WI with family, and visiting family in Hayward, WI.

Doris is survived by her daughter, Diane Fischer of Hayward, WI; grandson, Kevin (Jennifer) Fischer and great-grandsons Thomas and Benjamin Fischer also of Hayward, WI; siblings, Lois McDonald of Burlington, Arlene Giedt of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, and Albert (Janet) Gores of Burlington and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son-in-law John A. Fischer; siblings, Robert Gores, Martin Gores, Marian Sarow and Mildred Morgan; and nephews, James Welch and Robert Gores.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Shriners Healthcare for Twin Cities, 2025 East River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55414 or Never Say Never Foundation, 3965 NE 15th Court Road, Ocala, FL 33479.

Services for Doris will be held Monday, February 4, 2019 at 6:00 PM at Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home with Reverend Robert Wang officiating. Relatives and friends may visit with the family before the service from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM. A private burial will take place at All Saints Cemetery in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home & Crematory
625 S. Browns Lake Drive
Burlington, WI 53105
(262) 763-3434
www.danielsfamilyfuneral.com


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Visitation

Monday

4

Feb

4:00 PM 2/4/2019 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 2/4/2019 6:00:00 PM
Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home

625 Browns Lake Drive
Burlington, WI 53105

Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home
625 Browns Lake Drive Burlington 53105 WI
United States

Service

Monday

4

Feb

6:00 PM 2/4/2019 6:00:00 PM
Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home

625 Browns Lake Drive
Burlington, WI 53105

Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home
625 Browns Lake Drive Burlington 53105 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

All Saints Cemetery Final Resting Place

3300 Springbrook Rd
Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

3300 Springbrook Rd Pleasant Prairie 53158 WI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Shriners Hospital for Children-Twin Cities

2025 East River Parkway
Minneapolis,, MN 55414

Never Say Never Foundation

3965 NE 15th Court Road
Ocala, FL 33479
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