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Doug Dorow - Departed on Dec 01, 2008 - Kelly Lake, WI

Doug Dorow

Born in Town of Spruce, WI on May 19, 1925

Died on Dec 01, 2008 and resided in Kelly Lake, WI

Doug Dorow, 83, Kelly Lake, died peacefully in his sleep Monday morning, December 1, 2008 at his home. He was born May 19, 1925 on the family farm in the Town of Spruce to Arthur and Clara (Paul) Dorow. He grew up in Spruce where he attended Kelly Brook Elementary School, later graduating from Oconto Falls High School with the class of 1943. On January 21, 1950 he married Gloria Henrichs at St. Charles Catholic Church in Lena. The couple lived in Kelly Brook where together they owned and operated the family dairy farm until retiring to Kelly Lake in 1980. Doug also drove milk truck for Frigo Cheese and later drove school bus for the northern part of the Oconto Falls School District. Doug started his political career in 1970 by serving on the Spruce Town Board where he served as supervisor and chairman for many years. He was a charter member of the Oconto Falls Ambulance Service for over 30 years and continued his support of their efforts. As a member of the Oconto County Board for 34 years, Doug has been serving as County Board Vice Chairman since 1996. The current committee boards he was dedicated to include the Board of Adjustments, Land Conservation, Personnel & Wage and Public Property. Over the years, Doug was very active in the Kelly Brook area by volunteering on the school board, 4-H Club, dairy leadership programs and his church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was currently a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls. Survivors are his children, Claire (Lloyd) Fabry, Oconto Falls; Kathy (Mike) Sparkman, Panama City Beach, FL; Carla (Henry) Pastorelli, Los Altos, CA; Art (Mary) Dorow, Lena; Don (Lisa) Dorow, Denver, CO; Sheila Dorow, Kelly Lake; Kelly (Brad) Berkovitz, Stiles; 20 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren; one brother, David (Peg) Dorow, Oshkosh; a very special friend, Lucille Blahnik, Spruce; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Milton Henrichs, Phoenix, AZ; Jack Kowalczyk, Spruce; Carol (Delbert) Krause, Marinette; Jack Henrichs, South Bend, IN; Jerry (Judy) Henrichs, Lena. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Gloria on June 11, 2003, his son David on February 18, 1997, one brother Don Dorow, one sister Dorothy Niemuth and one sister-in-law Marion Kowalczyk. Friends may call at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls (920-848-2222 or visit: after 2:00pm Thursday, December 4, 2008, there will be a story telling time for family and friends at 7:30 pm Thursday. Visitation will continue after 9:00am Friday, December 5, 2008 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls until the time of service. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00am Friday at the church with the Rev. Fr. Patrick Beno officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery, Spruce. The Dorow family would like to thank Doug´s good neighbors and friends, Earl and Nancy Macha, for always being there for him. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Home Respite Care, Oconto Falls Ambulance Service or any charity of the donor´s choice.


Visitation: Thursday Dec 4, 2008, after 2:00 pm Thursday at Jones Funeral Service

Funeral Mass: Friday Dec 5, 2008, 10:00 am Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church

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