OBITUARY

Donna Jeanette Doehrman

November 29, 1933October 10, 2020
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Donna Jeanette Doehrman, 86, of Ossian, formerly of Fort Wayne passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020. She was born on November 29, 1933 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of the late C. Winfield and Enid (Funk) Essex. She graduated from North Side High School (’52) and the Parkview Methodist School of Nursing (’55). She was a member at Holy Scripture Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. Surviving family include her husband of 63 years, Vernon Doehrman; children, Jann (Steve) Irvin, Kent (Diane), Beth, and Scott (Melinda) Doehrman; grandchildren, Ben (Melissa) Irvin, Nate Irvin, Jillian (Trent) Moore, Erin (David) Bautista, Kristin Irvin, Kyle (Megan) Doehrman, Kurt (Taylor) Doehrman, Amy Doehrman, Emily (Dylan) Sparks, Taylor Doehrman, Jack Doehrman, and Heidi Doehrman; and great grandchildren, Riley and Ava Irvin, Kinsley and Carson Doehrman, and Reagan Moore. Besides her parents, she was preceded in passing by her sister, Virginia Treesh and brothers, Lowell, Glen and John Essex. Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, 6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne with visitation two hours prior. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to Parkview School of Nursing Alumni Association Scholarship Fund or Holy Scripture Lutheran Church.

  • DONATIONS

  • Parkview School of Nursing Alumi Association Scholarship Fund
  • Holy Scripture Lutheran Church

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

  • Final Resting Place: Greenlawn Memorial Park

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

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Donna Jeanette Doehrman

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Lisa Weikel

October 16, 2020

We met Donna a couple years ago when we were visiting with another resident of the Ossian Health and Rehab facility. Donna’s smile and sweet nature just drew us in. Every time we visited our friend we made sure to stop and spend some time with Donna. She was charming, always smiling, and so delightful to just sit and talk with. We were sorry that we did not get to know her earlier, since it was clear she was a wonderful and special person. Our condolences on your loss.

Jean and Lisa Weikel

Jillian Moore

October 15, 2020

I can still feel her hands cupped around mine as she shared how much she loved me. I can still see her contagious smile and hear her giggle. As the days pass her legacy will linger always. She spent every day of her life leading her family to believe in one another. Corn stalks will remind me of the grandchild lineup. Milk carton lids will remind me of childhood games. Snapdragons and wooden clothespins on the clothesline will remind me of my grandparent’s backyard. Days in the sun and brief moments of relief in the basement will remind me of hot humid nights spent laughing with my cousins. Grandma spent so much time finding the perfect card to remind you how important you are. Every newspaper clipping on her table had a reason. Grandma loved creating special memories for all she met. Whether it was strings tied to cereal boxes, socks filled with Christmas goodies and a penny, peanut butter chews, summer birthday celebrations, trips to Dolly Heaven in New Haven, or walking with her down every aisle of Value City...the memories will live on. She was our #1 cheerleader at the cousin summer Olympic Games (hosted by Uncle Kent). Her heart cared deeply about her family, friends, neighbors, and strangers. There wasn’t an ailment that could not (mostly) be fixed by aloe vera. She was always the last to fall asleep at night as she hustled around the house doing dishes, laundry and tidying. She was the slowest to eat her breakfast as she loved listening to everyone talk and laugh around the table. Her hands created treasures for us all through detailed/meaningful ornaments to hang on the Christmas tree. I loved hearing her and my mom talking on the phone late at night - laughing, crying, and encouraging one another. There’s so many reasons to celebrate who my grandmother was. She sacrificed. She loved unconditionally. She loved us so much...and we loved her just the same. We will never forgot how much “grandma loves you.” We miss her dearly.

Arlene Green

October 14, 2020

I'm remembering the many conversations and phone calls that Donna and I had throughout the years. We shared many thoughts and memories in those conversations. Wayne and I send our sympathies to all of Donna's family.

Circumstances do not allow for Wayne and I to attend the service, but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

With all our love to all of you.
Arlene and Wayne Green

Karen Weber

October 14, 2020

Marlene my mom and I cannot put into words what Donna and the whole family means to us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you especially Vern. Vern , mom will still bake cookies for you and when she does we will have one or two in honor of Donna. Mom said Donna was the best friend anyone could possibly have she loved her so. So Donna , Bean will see you again. Bean is a nickname Donnas mom gave my mom.

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