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Lyle W. Doehr, 91, Marshfield, was peacefully taken to his eternal home in heaven with Jesus on January 11, 2013. He had resided at the Marshfield Care Center the past eight months. He was born on May 22, 1921 in Fairchild, WI, the son of the late Werner and Mabel (Bequette) Doehr. He lived in Marshfield, WI and Kingsford, MI the first five years of his life. Then he moved to Milwaukee, WI, where he was active playing his violin in the Juneau High School Orchestra, the All-City Orchestra and the All-City String Orchestra. In 1938 he moved to the Marshfield area with his family and graduated from Marshfield High School. On December 18, 1941, he married Hazel Beil at the Zion Lutheran Parsonage, Granton, WI. Following their marriage, they farmed in the Chili area until 1981. He also worked several other jobs, including driving school bus for 22 years. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Chili, WI.
Lyle always found time for his fun activities. Fishing was his favorite past time. He also loved to go deer hunting and snowmobiling. Lyle and Hazel had fun on many camping excursions and numerous trips including going out west, to Hawaii, Alaska and Taiwan. Lyle loved to play cards and won most of the time. He had a great sense of humor to the end.
Survivors include Hazel, his wife of 71 years; their four children, Lou Ann (Russel) Lang, Marshfield; Lana Metko, Menasha; Becky Rand, Avon, MN; and Daryl (Denise) Doehr, Wyoming, MN. , 13 grandchildren , Tim (Lisa) Lang, Wauwatosa; Jayne (Randy) Frahmann, Marshfield; Amy (Erick) Rodriguez, Pasadena, CA; Rachel (Daniel) Nash, Monroe, LA; Edwin (Heidi Lang), Monroe, LA; Bethany (David) Gorski, Boulder, CO; Troy (Susan) Metko, Appleton; Ryan (Jenny) Metko, Brillion; Jonathon Rand, St. Cloud, MN; Heather (Steven) Croucher, Leavenworth, KS; Elizabeth Bigelow, Monticello, MN; Charles Doehr, Duluth, MN and Joseph Doehr, St. Cloud, MN; 29 great grandchildren including Trevor, Shelby and Mateo Lang; Andrew Frahmann; Brittany Altamirano; Erick Rodriguez; Hannah, James, Caleb, Esther, Abigail, Naomi, Rebekah and Hope Nash; Megan, Morgan, Cameron, Carter and Miles Lang; Aldous Gorski; Ian, Jana, Sara and Sean Metko; Grace and Alex Metko; Samuel Croucher and Logan and Layla Bigelow; 1 nephew, 6 nieces and special friend and fishing buddy Harley Loos. He was preceded in death by a son-in-law Gary Rand; his sister, Evelyn (Lucien) Moh; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Arwin Beil, Hilda and Harold Montag, Esther and Gerald Dankemyer and many dear friends.
Visitation is on Friday, January 18th from 4-8pm at Rembs Funeral Home, Marshfield, and again on Saturday, January 19th from 10am until the funeral service at 11am at Christ Lutheran Church in Chili, WI. Pastor Dan Schoessow will officiate.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the International Student Ministries in Stevens Point or the Lutheran Hour Ministries.
Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com
Rembs Funeral Home
300 South Oak Avenue Marshfield, WI 54449
Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Jan. 16, 2013