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Donald Doering

January 2, 1947 June 30, 2018
Donald Doering
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Obituary for Donald Doering

Donald J. Doering, 71, of Waterloo, died Saturday, June 30, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home.

He was born January 2, 1947 in Waterloo, son of Harry “Jim” and Mary James Doering. He married Dianne Burroughs on December 29, 1972 in Waterloo.

Don graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1965. He was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps, serving from 1965 to 1969. He was employed with John Deere Waterloo Tractor Works for 30 years, retiring in 1999.

Survivors include: his wife, Dianne; a son, Shawn Doering of Las Vegas, Nevada; a daughter, Michelle (Jeff) Mapes of Santa Clarita, California; “other son”, Chris Wion of Des Moines; two grandchildren, Stella and Charlie Mapes; two brothers, Steven (Mary) Doering of Waterloo and Jon (Laura) Doering of Ankeny; four sisters, Jeanne (Ron) Nesbit of Clive, Mary (Russ) Kinkaid of Shell Rock, Cathy (Tim) Hartz of Cedar Falls and Tamie (Mike) Hattan of Parrish, Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: his parents; an infant sister, Patty; and a brother, Michael.

A celebration of life will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 5, at Grace Lutheran Church with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery, where full military rites will be conducted by Evansdale Amvets Post 31, Waterloo Amvets Post 19 and the U. S. Marine Corps Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway and at the church for an hour before services on Thursday.

Memorials may be directed to: Cedar Valley Hospice.

Don and Dianne enjoyed spending their winters in Arizona. He was proud of his service in the Marine Corps and his two tours to Viet Nam. He loved nothing more than spending time with his grandchildren and family. When you see a smile, think of Don.

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4:00 PM 7/4/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/4/2018 7:00:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway

300 West Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway
300 West Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Funeral Service




11:00 AM 7/5/2018 11:00:00 AM
Grace Lutheran Church

1024 West 8th Street
Waterloo, IA 50701

Grace Lutheran Church
1024 West 8th Street Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


Garden of Memories Cemetery Final Resting Place

3669 Logan Avenue
Waterloo, Iowa 50703

3669 Logan Avenue Waterloo 50703 Iowa
United States

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