Celebrating the life of Doris Elaine Werfelmann
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They were married on May 22, 1943, and enjoyed 36 years together, before Art’s death in 1979. Their marriage was blessed with 8 children. Their partnership in ministry served parishes in Davenport, IA, Libby, MT, and Spokane. Doris was active in choirs, Altar guilds, Sunday Schools and Summer VBS, in her congregations, and in Zone and District LWML Mission Efforts in the Church-at-large.
In 2012, Doris participated in a 5-year medical study of the Heart Institute of Sacred Heart in Spokane, that involved a new way of replacing the core valve of the heart. This procedure and follow-up under God’s blessing, allowed her to continue to enjoy an active and independent life.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, a son, John Timothy, and two brothers Bertram and Herbert. She is survived by her children, Rev. Art (Kristie) of Snohomish, WA; Claudia (Keith) Randall, of Spokane; Kathy (Jim) Smith of Spokane; Rev. Ted (Margi) of Auburn; Jim (Barbara) of Spokane; Philip (Vicki) of Charmichael, CA; and Mark (Kristine) of Spokane; sister Helen Wippich in MN, along with 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will take place at Holy Cross Lutheran in Spokane, on Saturday, July 13, at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts go to Holy Cross Lutheran Church or Horizon Hospice of Spokane.
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Celebration of Life
7307 N Nevada St
Spokane, WA 99208