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James Doering Jan. 17, 1951 - April 26, 2013

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James Doering Jan. 17, 1951 - April 26, 2013

BUFFALO LAKE - James Doering, age 62, of Buffalo Lake died Friday, April 26, 2013 at the St. Cloud Hospital. A memorial service will be held Thursday 11:00 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Hector with Rev. Kathy Rhode officiating. Burial is in Zion Lutheran Cemetery at Buffalo Lake. Visitation is Thursday at the church for one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service of Olivia.

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James Allan Doering was born January 17, 1951 at Hutchinson, MN to Ralph and Elizabeth (Schroer) Doering. He grew up in the Atwater area and graduated from Atwater High School. Jim served in the Army National Guard for several years. Jim married Joan Margaret Dillon on July 13, 1974 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Eden Valley. Jim was employed as an over-the-road truck driver with Kottke Trucking for 38 years. Jim had enjoyed fishing, attending auctions, and truly loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Jim is survived by his wife Joan Doering of Buffalo Lake; his two daughters: Cary (and Dennis) Kirtz of Hector and Heather (and Steve) Gee of Hector; his four grandchildren: Philip and Leah Kirtz and Cory and Addison Gee; his mother Elizabeth Tolberson of Atwater; his brothers: Charles (and Karen) Doering of Hector, Larry (and Pat) Doering of Valley, AZ, and Dan (and Sharon) Doering of Cold Spring; his sisters: Alice Houck of Atwater and Donna Doering of Sioux Falls, SD; and his step-brother Michael (and Deb) Forbes of Pennsylvania. Jim was preceded in death by his father Ralph Doering and his infant daughters: Valerie and Jamie Doering.

Blessed Be His Memory

Serving the family...

Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Olivia, MN

(320) 523-1102 www.dirksblem.com

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