Louan Dochterman

Castro Valley, California


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Louan Dochterman "Lou"Apr 20, 1926-Feb 11, 2013Resident of Castro ValleyLou was born in Chicago, Illinois and served in the U.S. Navy on the air craft carriers U.S.S. Lake Chaplain and U.S.S. Midway in WWII and went on to graduate from Northwestern University.He brought joy to many as a...

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My condolences to Lou's family and friends. I met Lou at the dogpark where we watched his dog Duffy chase after the squirrels that we tossed peanuts to. He told stories of his remarkable life in the navy, teaching, music, and his family. I missed him when he was no longer able to come to the park. Rest in Peace my friend.
Pat & Willy

Lou was great! I can do a drum roll because of Lou; he taught me. One summer, when I was a teenager (his neighbor), Lou and I painted the Dochterman's house. I don't think he ever climbed a single ladder without lighting up a cigarette first, and then he balanced the act with paint can in one hand, roller in the other, cigarette in mouth... while talking to me at the same time about the Chicago/Midwest musicians he hung out with. I'll miss him.
Nick Welschmeyer

Aunt Elaine and Family,
Our deepest condolences to all of you. May celebrating the great memories and times shared bring smiles.
God bless you always,
The Doc's - Bob, Kendra, Logan and Olivia

Uncle Doc was one of our favorite uncles! He had the best sense of humor and kept us all laughing and happy when ever he was around! He loved practical jokes but liked it even more when we got one on him. He was always kind to our mother and showed that he loved and cared about her by his phone calls and visits. She appreciated that so much and always talked about the great brother he was. He was a talented musican and a kind and loving person. We love him and send Elaine and his family our ...

I'd like to send my condolences to Elaine Docterman and family.

I knew Lou from playing in Stuart Yasaki's band and Bob Ollness's.

I too played Sax & Clarinet and was in the Navy. I loved the way Lou would always joke around at every rehearsal. He made me feel very relaxed and made my playing a joy. My thoughts and prayers go with him.

Ken Baroa

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.