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Carl Doerr Sept. 18, 1919 - July 12, 2009

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ATWATER -- Carl August Doerr, 89, of Atwater, died Sunday at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Atwater. Burial will be at Union Cemetery.

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Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Atwater Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service at the church.

He was born Sept. 18, 1919, in Plainview, Neb., to George and Louise (Nagel) Doerr. He grew up and received his education in Creighton, Neb. He served in the Army from 1941 to 1945.

He married Helen Olstad on March 12, 1945, in Willmar. They lived in Minneapolis and he worked in the assembly line department for Ford Motor Company for more than 30 years. They moved to Atwater in 1977. He moved into the Bethesda Homes in January. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and the Willmar Car Club.

He is survived by one son: Greg (and Mary) Doerr of Willmar; one granddaughter and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 2004, seven brothers and three sisters.

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