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Edward Lee Doemland

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Doemland, Edward Lee Passed away Saturday, August 11, 2012, age 74 years. Edward was born in Chicago, IL, on February 5, 1938, to Henry and Betty (Sheldon) Doemland. When he was four Ed and his family moved to Des Plaines, IL. He was at Lawrence College from 1955-1958. Ed taught Chemistry at Freeport High school in Illinois from 1959-1963 and then at West Allis Central High School from 1963-2003. He played the organ at Grace Episcopal Church in Freeport, IL, for 1959-1963 and at St. Peters Episcopal Church in West Allis, from 1963 until the present. He has also played from time to time at congregation Emanu-El B'NE Jeshurun. Ed was a percussionist in the Milwaukee Civic Orchestra (now Festival City Symphony) from 1965 until the present. He was a freelance jazz pianist for many years. From 1974 he included jazz in some church services with the help of local musicians. For more than 20 years, Ed served on the High School Test Committee of the American Chemical Society and 2 years at its chair. The Milwaukee Branch of the Chemical society gave him a teaching award in the 1970's. Ed was a member of many organizations including the National Science Teachers Association. He was a life member of the Hymn Society of the U.S. and Canada. Ed was extremely interested in the performing arts and attended as many productions as he could with much eagerness. Ed was preceded in death by his Father in 1975 and his Mother in 1985. He was also preceded in death by his special friend, Doris Krupinski in 1989. Survivors include his sister Ann Lenox Doemland, his special friend since 1993, Rae E. Whitney of Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Also survived by cousins, other relatives and many friends. Instate at the Funeral Home Wednesday 4-9PM. Funeral Mass Thursday 10AM at St. Peter's Episcopal Church (7929 W. Lincoln Ave.). Please Meet at Church. Private Interment Acacia Cemetery, Chicago, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Peter's Episcopal Church or the Festival City Symphony appreciated.
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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Aug. 12, 2012
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