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Everett W. Doerfel

SHREWSBURY - Everett W. Doerfel, 94, of Shrewsbury went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sept. 28, 2013, at his residence.

He was born on Dec. 14, 1918, in Hammonton, N.J., the son of William and Alice (Tweed) Doerfel.

He graduated from the Hammonton High School in 1936 and from the Camden Commercial School.

In 1939, at the age of 20, he drove two retired schoolteachers (sisters) from N.J. to Calif. in four months, later sharing many interesting experiences from the adventure.

Mr. Doerfel served as a chaplain's assistant in the U.S. Army in Europe during WWII (1942--1946), landing on Normandy Beach six days after D-Day.

He was employed in a N.J. bank from 1946--1983, relocating to Vermont four days after retiring.

Mr. Doerfel loved his family, gardening, good music, old movies (like Casablanca), and had an extensive scrapbook collection of comics, scenic pictures and mementos from trips.

He attended the Village Baptist Church in Belmont for many years.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 57 years, Kathryn (Baum) Doerfel; a daughter, Shirley, and her husband, Roger; two nephews and five nieces.

He was predeceased by a sister, Eleanor (Doerfel) Lindsay, and a brother, Harold Doerfel.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Aldous Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Northam Cemetery.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank friends and family for their support, especially Karen and Jim Coton, Laurie and Benny Carrara, Tommy Carrara, Lila and Larry Carrara and Paul Stewart.

Due to severe allergies, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Bible Society, PO Box 96812, Washington, DC 20090-6812 or http://www.americanbible.org.

Published in Rutland Herald on Sept. 30, 2013
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