Earl Doehrmann

Earl R. Doehrmann

1931 - 2007

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Obituary of Earl R. Doehrmann

Earl R. Doehrmann, 75 of Iowa City died Wednesday, February 7, 2007, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 10, 2007, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Iowa City with the Reverend Tim Zimmerman officiating. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Friday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in his memory to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be sent for his family through our website @www.gayandciha.com. Earl Rudolph Doehrmann was born June 1, 1931, on the family farm in rural Iowa County, the son of Rudolph and Loretta (Glandorf) Doehrmann. Following graduation from Williamsburg High School in 1949, Earl served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. On September 7, 1956, he married Dorothy Spenler at ST. Paul’s Chapel in Iowa City. For over thirty years Earl worked with his brother-in-law at Spenler Tire. He later worked at the University of Iowa and in his retirement enjoyed working at Dave Long Products. Earl was an active member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church where he enjoyed singing in the choir for many years. As a child, his family enjoyed playing cards; something Earl continued all of his adult life. To know Earl was to know a kind, gentle, generous, and always willing to help kind of man. You knew his love for the game of golf, love for gardening, but foremost in his life was his family and his faith! His family includes his wife of fifty years, Dorothy; children, Sherry Westhoff and her husband, Paul of Kenosha, WI, Chris Doehrmann and his wife, Julie of New Brighton, MN; and Nancy Doehrmann of Rubio, IA; grandchildren, Paul Andrew Westhoff, Olivia Westhoff, Luke Westhoff, Jessica Doehrmann, Cassie Doehrmann, Adam Doehrmann, and Alaina Doehrmann. Other family includes Earl’s siblings, Orville Doehrmann (Ginny) of Stryker, OK, Alice Grisham (Don) of Cedar Rapids, IA, Ronald Doehrmann (Jean) of Williamsburg, IA, Loraine Grimm (Norman) of North English, IA, Verne Doehrmann (Lois) of Williamsburg, IA, Larry Doehrmann (Deanna) of Cedar Rapids, IA, Kathy Rudin (Jim) of Conroy, IA, and Dale Doehrmann (Bonnie) of North English. Earl was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Ethel Hull, and brother Dean Doehrmann. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Earl’s family and his services.