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Robert L. (Bob) Doerr

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ROBERT (BOB) L. DOERR Robert (Bob) L. Doerr of Windsor, CO, passed peacefully on September 6, 2013 at the age of 88. Bob was born on January 12, 1925 in Sibley, Iowa. He graduated from Boone High School in 1943 and served his country honorably in WWII as a Fire Control Technician Second Class in the US Navy on the USS Wren in the Aleutian Islands. After the war he met Marylee Fitzgerald while working at his father's drug store in Boone, IA. They were married from 1947 until her death in 2011. She was the love of his life and he cherished all 23,326 days they spent together. He attended Gonzaga University (1947-1950) and graduated in 1951 from Iowa Teachers' College. He later went on to earn a Master Degree at Cal State Long Beach. Bob taught Business Education with Rose Hills High School in Iowa and then worked with the Corona-Norco Unified School District for 28 years. He was inducted into the Norco Senior High School Teacher Hall of Fame on September 6, 2013. Bob was a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 57 years and served as a past Grand Knight and a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus. He was also a lifetime member of the Colorado Veterans of Foreign Wars. We will fondly remember the vacation camping trips, fishing at the lakes, the "boys-only" backpacking trips, and the Huntington Lake excursions. Bob loved to bowl and his last season was completed in spring 2013 with the Senior Bowling League in Colorado. Bob is survived by his sister Bonnie Pepper of Ames, IA and 7 children: Yvonne (Dave) Ashley of Shennandoah, Iowa; Cindy (Jim) Sherlock of Windsor, CO; Becky (John) Otten of Monrovia, CA; Joe (Jethlyn) of Trabuco Canyon, CA; Mary Rubio of Riverside, CA; John (Mimi) of Corona, CA; and Lydia (Pat) Russell of Riverside, CA and their families that include 30 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Viewing will be held on Friday, September 13th from 6-8 pm at Thomas Miller Mortuary in Corona with recitation of the Rosary starting at 6:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 am on Saturday, September 14th at St. Edward's Catholic Church in Corona followed by burial at Crestlawn Memorial Park in Riverside.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Sept. 12, 2013
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