Williamsburg-Donald Arnold Doehrmann was born February 28, 1943 at home in Troy township, Iowa County, Iowa. The son of Arnold and Lillie (Glandorf) Doehrmann. He was baptized on March 2, 1943 at Immanuel Lutheran Church and confirmed on June 9, 1957 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. He attended Lutheran Interparish School and graduated from Williamsburg High School in 1961. Don was united in marriage to JoAnne Elizabeth Niehaus on April 4, 1964 at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Dubuque. Don has worked for Williamsburg Body Shop, Gordon Hinrichs Construction, Sherwood Motor Supply, Red's Auto Supply until retiring, when he started Don's Handyman Business. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Williamsburg where he has served as an elder, cemetery overseer and currently was a trustee. Don was on the Williamsburg Fire Department for 23 years, in which he served as assistant chief. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards and spending time with his family and friends. Don passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019 at home with his family around him at the age of 76.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years JoAnne; two children, Gary (Susan) Doehrmann of Waverly and Connie (Rich) Becker of Neshkoro, WI; three grandchildren, Kyle Doehrmann, Tyler Doehrmann and Elli Becker; a sister, LaVerne (Bob) Brandt of Reedsville, WI; a brother, Gerald (Teri) Doehrmann of Minier, IL; a sister-in-law, Jan (Mike) Malloy of Williamsburg and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Gene Doehrmann 2002, Allan Doehrmann 2018 and a sister-in-law Marcella Doehrmann 2015.
Celebration of Life Service will be 10:30 am Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Williamsburg. Burial will be at St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday at the Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. Memorials are for St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lutheran Interparish School or Essence of Life Hospice. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com
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My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I always enjoyed my visits with the two you.
My sympathies and prayers go out to your family. May God ease your pain with the knowledge that he is with our Lord and Savior awaiting our opportunity to join him when our time comes.
I’m sad to hear this. Don Doehrmann was one of the best people I’ve ever had work on my home. He did great work, on schedule, with simple and creative solutions to problems. He was as professional and as kind as could be. I will always remember him and wished I’d known him better. My sympathies to your entire family and friends who were so fortunate to have him in their lives.
I remember Don from growing up in the neighborhood on State Street. I have wonderful memories with Don, JoAnne, and family. I remember getting together with Jim and Diann to go fishing out at Allan's pond and Don would be out there too. Don and my dad had some good times too.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. He was a special guy. May he always live in your hearts.
-Kim (Landuyt) Frahm & family
Saddened to hear of Don's passing. Known Don since we were kids. He was always fun to be around and was a great teammate during our high school days. Condolences to his family.
We will miss his cheerful ways, always a greeted us with a smile. At my office he always "checked the smoke detectors" guess he was always a firefighter at heart! I will miss him doing that. A great man.
I will certainly miss his smile and his sense of humor, his friendship, his little whistle when he came close to the church office so he wouldn't scare me. Sincerely Helen Ramsey
Ron and Nancy cherish our many years of great friendship with such wonderful friends and the best of neighbors.
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