Doerrler, Raymond P.
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Raymond Peter Doerrler, Wisconsin Rapids, passed away at his home on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the age of 62.
Services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 3rd at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Father James Altman will officiate. Burial will be in Plainfield Cemetery in Plainfield, WI. Visitation will be from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. on Friday, May 2nd at Herman-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Center and from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services on Saturday at the church. Rosary will be Friday evening at the funeral home.
Ray was born in Chicago, IL on October 29, 1951 to Raymond and Bernadine (Fritz ) Doerrler. He was married on April 22, 1972 to Nancy Getzloff. The marriage ended in divorce.
He was self-employed through Moodie's Trucking, working on land excavating until his retirement in 2009.
Ray enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping with his family, and gardening. His passion was the outdoors and his thirst was for knowledge. He was known for his inventions, creativity, and was the ultimate "handy man" and carpenter. He took great joy in watching the tv show "Deal or No Deal", listening to "oldies" music, and the sounds of nature. Ray played a cunning game of Rummikub, Rook, and out-witted his opponents in Othello. He was a practical man and believed a day couldn't go right without breakfast and coffee. Raymond was a man who was beyond caring and was quick to put others before himself. His presence was comforting and inviting. He truly was not only a friend but a family man; he was a dad, grandpa, brother, and uncle. Above all, he is a man that will be deeply missed and never forgotten.
Survivors include his wife: Catherine; son: Christopher (Miriam) , Wisconsin Rapids; four daughters: Traci, Wisconsin Rapids, WI; and Renata, Felicity, and Emily of Plainfield, WI; step-children: Shane, Molly (Nathan), Jamie (Yolanda), Amanda, Christopher, Casey (Jessica), Zachary, Jacinta, Sonora; grandchildren: Ashley, Jasmyn, Noah, Dillon, Victoria, Hezekiah, Rachel, Brody, Jamie, Patrick, Dominik, Aiden, Alesia, Donavan, Liberty, and Liam;. two brothers: David (Susan), and Daniel (Kathleen), all of Wisconsin Rapids; four sisters: Catherine (Lloyd) Hamann, Custer, WI; Janet (Samuel) Reese, Mayville, MI; Rebecca (David) Sutton, Washington, MO; and Patricia (Dennis) Quinnell, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Herman-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Center
2201 Chestnut Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Apr. 30, 2014