Gering Memorial Chapel

1755 11Th St., Gering, NE


Doris Kathryn Klutts

21 August , 192726 October , 2019

Doris Kathryn (Friederich) Klutts, 92 of Gering, Nebraska passed away Saturday, October 26, 2019 at her home. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Wednesday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m. at Gering Memorial Chapel reception room for family and friends. At her request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to Hospice or Legacy of the Plains Museum. Online condolences may be left at www.geringchapel.com. Doris was born August 21, 1927 to Rev. Fred C and Lydia (Roth) Friederich in Macon, NE. She spent her early years growing up in the Nebraska communities of Macon, Western, Gering, McCook, York and Seward. She graduated high school in York and enrolled in nurse’s training in Scottsbluff, NE, graduating in 1948. She worked as a private duty nurse, an LPN Instructor and Nursing Home Director of Nursing. Doris was united in marriage to Charles Klutts in 1948 and the couple raised three children, Barbara (Gary) Netherland of Mitchell, Charlie (Dixie) of Melbeta and William (Char) of Sheridan, WY. Throughout their lives, Doris and Chuck enjoyed riding their motorcycles, camping trips and traveled widely in the United States and Mexico. She is a past member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and a life member of Legacy of the Plains Museum. Doris was seldom without a crochet hook in her hand and in addition to providing family and friends with several afghans, she supplied gloves and hats to charities for Christmas, lap blankets for the Veterans and elderly, and made over 400 helmet liners for soldiers serving in Afghanistan. Doris was a good friend to many and was blessed in turn with their friendship. Friends and family will miss her love, her generosity and her quirky sense of humor. Doris was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, her parents and two sisters. She is also survived by her brother Charles Friederich, her children, 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.


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Don & Meredyth Gentry

4 November 2019

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Doris. We know she will be dearly missed by her family. We have given a donation to Legacy of the Plains in her name.
Don & Meredyth Gentry

Gloria Gibbs

31 October 2019

Barb & extended family.... our deepest sympathies to u all . I had the pleasure of enjoying the time I spent with Doris perming her “ lovely locks” & her always having something joyful to say. Still have many of her beautiful dish cloths — always made with love..
What great lady!
Chuck & gloria Gibbs

Verlin Schaefer

30 October 2019

Sorry for your loss. Doris is an awesome lady who always wore a smile that could never be erased. She and Charlie have left a legacy that many families long for. I feel honored knowing them. Verlin Schaefer

Vance & Debi Fitts

28 October 2019

A mother is such a huge loss for the family. Our hearts and prayers go out to you. If we can help in any way please let us know.

Alice Reuter

27 October 2019

To the family of Doris,
I extend my deepest sympathy. Doris raised a fine family and I have been privileged to know Tim, Barb and Bill. She was a VFW Auxiliary sister and I enjoyed knowing her.

In Sympathy,
Alice Reuter