Doris H. Whitcomb
1925 - 2019
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Doris H. Whitcomb

Kimberly - Doris H. Whitcomb, 94, of Kimberly, passed away on Wednesday October 2, 2019, after her battle with dementia. She was born on August 22, 1925, to the late Reinhold and Luella (Blair) Marquardt in Marinette, WI. Doris was a devoted Christian, homemaker and mother to 6 children. She enjoyed designing and making arts and crafts as well as sewing and gardening. Doris loved music, she always had the radio on and recording a variety of different styles of songs.

Doris is survived by her children Curtis (Monique) Whitcomb, Gail (Dennis) Vander Velden, Karen (Randy) Wettstein and Glenn (Marie) Whitcomb, grandchildren Cory (Melissa) Whitcomb, Renee Geiger, Ben Geiger, Adam (Jessica) Whitcomb and Nicole Geiger, and 8 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her sister Gracie (Tim) Pauley and Shirlee Miklich and her brother Lyle (Katie) Marquardt.

Doris was preceded in death by her husbands Frank Geiger and Walter Whitcomb, son Laurence Geiger and daughter Regina Joosten.

The funeral liturgy for Doris will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 14, 2019, at HOLY SPIRIT PARISH, 600 East Kimberly Ave., Kimberly, with Fr. Carl Schmidt officiating. Burial will take place in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Dementia Society of America in Doris' name.

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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Oct. 9, 2019.
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October 14, 2019
to my old friend glen and all of the family, i am sorry
to hear of your mothers passing. i recall this photo from your house years back. i still recall the fondness your mother had for her wide variance of music. hang in there and take care. tim
timothy eickhoff
October 12, 2019
Doris was a wonderful person so good to us neighbor kids I will never forget her kindness she made the best popcorn balls & gingersnap cookies she always played the greatest music too She will be missed just knowing she was there on John St.
Sue Van Roy - Nicolaison
October 12, 2019
I Loved and Adored my Big sister Doris... I will miss our laughter, long visits over the phone and the fond memories we shared growing up as kids. I always have Admired and Respected your Amazing Grace to rise above whatever life handed you. Your Passion, Creativity and your Selfless acts of Kindness have weaved a Beautiful tapestry of a life well lived!... Love your sister Gracie
October 11, 2019
In Loving memory of my sister Doris...We shared a Special bond of Heartfelt memories throughout the years. Your Courage, Perseverance and Amazing talent are a few of the many things that I Admired about you! Although I was younger at the time, I came to know and Appreciate the countless times that you babysat for myself and siblings while you endured your own struggles of being handicapped at a young age. Your passion for sewing without a pattern was truly Remarkable! Often times, making your kids school clothes to save money. I Cherished seeing the used dolls that you refashioned complete with an extra outfit at Christmas for the Salvation Army. Your Compassionate Heart gave Hope and Inspiration to kids in need! "Did I ever tell You you're my Hero. Your everything I wish I could be. I can fly higher than an Eagle. You are the wind beneath my wings." Love your sister Shirlee
October 11, 2019
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October 10, 2019
What a remarkable person Doris truly was. It has been a gift knowing you and understanding what you have overcome in your lifetime. One of my fondest memories is bringing your Sister Shirlee, your Niece Joni and your brother Harold to visit you in a very bad Wisconsin snowstorm...what a wonderful day that was. I will always be grateful to your Precious Niece Joni, who freely shared yours and her Love with me. My deepest sympathy.

Gary Zimmermann
Gary Zimmermann
October 10, 2019
My Dear Aunt Doris,
Forever will your Love and Spirit be remembered. Your courage and perseverance, your Love of family & how you lived independently all these years shows what some people are capable of. We will deeply miss the visits to your little home where your infectious smile and Love welcomed all. Your Faith in God now has you reunited with all your Loved ones who passed before you. Your gifts that you freely shared & your Love will forever remain in my heart. My deepest sympathy to all who Loved you and have been left behind.

I Love You Dearest Aunt Doris,

Joni Miklich
October 8, 2019
Grama was a wonderful person. She loved family and seeing everyone together. I remember the reel to reel recordings we would listen to. And walking to the dairy as a kid for a treat. She was also a pet mom to her little dogs. Tiny had the top of a plastic bottle tied to her so she wouldn't get away. I really liked hearing stories about her as a younger adult. I was too young to remember but stories tell me how fun loving she was always. I will miss her dearly and smile every time I think of her.
Renee Geiger
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