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Helen M. Doerfler


1912 - 2014 | Notice Condolences
Helen M. Doerfler Notice
Doerfler, Helen M. Passed away peacefully on March 13, 2014, at the age of 101. Preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Helen Doerfler; and her siblings, Loretta (Willis) Jackman; Sister Claretta Doerfler, John Doerfler, Franklin (Anne) Doerfler, Robert (Linda) Doerfler, and Eugene Doerfler. Survived by sister-in-law, Sara Doerfler. Helen was born October 7, 1912, in Kenosha, WI. She worked for many years in cosmetic retail stores in Kenosha, Madison, and Chicago before moving to New York in 1954. She had a 25-year career with Faberge, Inc. retiring in 1979. She volunteered at the Church of Our Savior and the Archdiocese of New York and spent time traveling with her sister, Loretta. She moved to Alexian Village in Milwaukee in 1995 to be closer to family members. Helen continued her volunteer services at Alexian welcoming new residents. Helen performed in many "variety shows" at Alexian including learning to play the drums with her friend Mary in the Alexian "Mature Musicians" band. She enjoyed meeting people and spending time with family and friends. She is survived by many loving nieces and nephews, many special friends in New York, Milwaukee, and around the country. Memorial gathering at ALEXIAN VILLAGE, CHAPEL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (9301 N. 76 St.), on Monday, March 24, from 12:30-1:00PM. Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00PM. Private burial at St. George Cemetery, in Kenosha, WI. A special thank you to all of the staff and friends at Alexian Village who cared for Helen.
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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Mar. 19, 2014
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