Helen Doehler
1925 - 2021
Rafferty Funeral Home - Moline
2111 1st St. A
Moline, IL 61265

Helen Doehler

July 8, 1925-April 22, 2021

ROCK ISLAND-Helen Ann Doehler, 95, of Rock Island, formerly of Moline, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Clarissa Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.

Services will be private. Burial will be at the National Cemetery, Rock Island. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rescued in Moline or Quad City Arts in Rock Island.

Helen was born July 8, 1925 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Albert and Mary (Vidmar) Kepka. She married Jack Edward Doehler in June of 1949 in Davenport, IA. He preceded her in death on July 22, 1993.

Helen was a member of Friends of Hauberg, Citizens to Preserve Black Hawk Park Foundation, Quad City Arts, and Figge Art Museum.

She was named Volunteer of the Year at the former Davenport Museum of Art. She loved gardening, art, music, and theatre. She was also past co-owner of the antique and art shop, De Kleine Winkel, in Old Towne in Moline.

Survivors include her children, Deborah (Brian Adams) Doehler, Moline; Barbara Doehler, Moline; Charlotte (David) Doehler-Morrison, Rock Island; Richard (Deb Samyn) Doehler, Chicago; Steven (Kimberly) Doehler, Cincinnati, OH; granddaughter, Madelynn Doehler; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Edna Quinn and Mary Jane Lorentzen and her beloved dog, Asha.

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Published by Quad-City Times on May 2, 2021.
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One of our most cherished gifts in life was the love & friendship of Helen Doehler... what a wonderful caring and fun lady! We appreciate your magical touch on the sheer enjoyment of daily existence on this beautiful garden of earth. Love you to the moon & back! (Pat)
Van De Voorde Family
May 3, 2021
I am so very sorry for your loss, Deb. My condolences to your family. May you all have peace in your hearts.
Mary Murphy Joerger
April 27, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a very special lady and will be missed.
Paula Tigerman
April 26, 2021
Helen Doehler was my second mom.Special person and a wonderful woman and mother.So sorry for you all. Love Michele
Michele Marlaire
April 25, 2021
I'm on my way back home from vacation, but I can feel your pain as I'm driving...wish I could change things for you. God Bless.
Donna Frye
April 25, 2021
My heartfelt condolences to you Richard, Stephen, Charlotte, Barb and Deb in this time of sadness and loss. As you well know, your mom was an amazing lady. Not only was she (and your father) unbelievably tolerant of the constant coming and going of Rick's teenage friends over a 3-4 year period - her ability to communicate with me personally as a teenager and young adult had a tremendous affect on who I am today. Words cannot express my gratitude for her role in my life! She was not just my good friend's mother, she was also my friend. My love to you all!
Chuck Crosby
April 25, 2021
So sorry Barbara to learn of your mother's death. Mine has been gone 40+ years ago and is still missed.
Kitty Alexander
April 24, 2021