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Doris Holdorf

February 17, 1926 — January 15, 2019

Wausau

Doris M. Holdorf, 92, of Wausau, passed away peacefully at Benedictine Living Community, on January 15, 2019, with her loving family at her side.

Doris was born in Rice Lake on February 17, 1926 to the late Fred and Emma (Grassman) Jann.

On August 31, 1947, Doris was united in marriage to Charles (Chuck) Richard Holdorf. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Janet Kay Osborne (David) and Peter Charles Holdorf (Clarissa).

Doris graduated from Rice Lake High School. She went on to attend college in Madison. After leaving Madison, Doris began working at the Rydell Medical Clinic in Rice Lake for 20 years as an X-Ray Technician.

Doris and Chuck moved to Eau Claire, Wisconsin in 1967, where she became active in the Eau Claire Women’s Club doing civic activities. Doris was always a God-fearing woman and was very active in her Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. She was a past President of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and was also well known for her expertise in making Christian Banners. She made over 400 banners, and many churches in the area are blessed to have banners that were made by her. She also lead Bible Study in her home for over 50 years and loved speaking on angels and church symbols. Her love and dedication to the church will be truly missed by all who were blessed to have known her. Doris loved singing in the Church Choir for many years and was very proud to be a “female” tenor. She was an avid gardener and loved her flower and rock garden at her home. She also loved to entertain. An invitation to dinner at Doris’s was always a treat. Most important to Doris was her family. Times spent together were always the best. The memories made with our mother, grandma and “great” will be held tight in our hearts and cherished forever.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Charles (Chuck) Holdorf; two sisters, Genevieve and Elizabeth; two brothers, Robert and Richard; and her son-in-law, David Osborne.

She is survived by her children, Janet Osborne and Peter (Clarissa) Holdorf; grandchildren, Shawne (Jarrod) Stenberg, Christopher (Amy) Osborne, Matthew (Hanna) Osborne, Nathan (Laura) Holdorf and Harley Holdorf; great-grandchildren, Sam and Kate Stenberg and Isaiah and Asher Osborne; as well as her special friend, Marilyn Figlmiller.

A memorial service will take place at 12:00 noon on Monday, January 21, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 501 Stewart Ave, Wausau. Pastor Zach Holdorf will officiate. Visitation will take place on Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce Street, Wausau, and again on Monday from 10:00 am until the time of service at the church. Please go to helke.com to sign the family guestbook.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, January 20, 2019

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Visitation

Monday, January 21, 2019

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church - Stewart

501 Stewart Ave, Wausau, WI 54401

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Memorial Service

Monday, January 21, 2019

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church - Stewart

501 Stewart Ave, Wausau, WI 54401

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