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Doris E. Western Obituary
Doris E. Western, 99, of Bad Axe, passed away on Sept. 1, 2018, at Meadow Lane Assisted Living in Bad Axe under hospice care. Doris was born on Sept. 11, 1918, in Highland Park, Michigan. She moved to the Bad Axe area at the age of 12, where she resided the rest of her life. She married Fredrick Western on Nov. 13, 1938. He preceded her in death on Sept. 26, 1959. She was a graduate of the Bad Axe High School in 1935. She also completed management courses at Michigan State University. Doris was employed at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Huron Co. ASCS office in Bad Axe for 42 years, retiring in 1980. Doris was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bad Axe since 1935. Doris is survived by her cousins Don R. English (special friend, Marge Howard), Alan (Linda) English; nieces and nephews of the Dallas, Texas area, Tom (Charlene) Wilder Sr., Jacklyn (James) Knight, Michael (Diane) Wilder, Patrick (Brenda) Wilder, Lawrence Wilder and Doris (Tom) Fortner; her very special friend and caregiver Margaret Cook; caregiver Wendy English; and special friends Al Farley, Bernard Morley and Richard Shuart. Doris was preceded in death by her husband Fred Western; her parents Irma (English) Steadman and James Wilder; and brother Jack E. Wilder. Per her wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral. Graveside service will be conducted at the Colfax Township Cemetery at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, with Rev. Philip Tousley officiating. Arrangements were made thru MacAlpine Funeral Home in Bad Axe. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested for the Bad Axe First United Methodist Church. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com
Published in Huron Daily Tribune on Sept. 4, 2018
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