In loving memory of

Doris Elaine Ihrig
June 22, 1933 - February 1, 2021

Doris E. Ihrig, 87, of Monmouth, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 1, 2021, at her home.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Monday, February 8, 2021 at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Union Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa.

It will be required to utilize face masks and to observe social distancing guidelines during the visitation and services.

Doris Elaine Steines was born on June 22, 1933 in Sugar Creek, Iowa, to William Lawrence and Lorena Margaret (Schmidt) Steines. She was educated in Calamus and Fulton, Iowa. She married Dale Allen Ihrig on May 1, 1954 in Toronto, Iowa. He preceded her in death on May 9, 2011.

Doris was a homemaker who raised a family. In her earlier years, she worked at Clinton Engines in Maquoketa for eight years, starting at the age of 16. She later worked at Bowman's Sale Barn in the housekeeping department for five years.

Doris enjoyed gardening, canning, doing yardwork, playing Euchre, and especially spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Those left to honor her memory include her children, Diane (Gerald) Saunders of Maquoketa, IA, Tammy (Don Hall) Arensdorf of DeWitt, IA, and Debbie (fiance Jamie LaRette) Goodenow of Monmouth, IA; 10 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; a brother William "Butch" Steines of Dixon, IA; and sisters-in-law, Naomi Ihrig of Maquoketa, IA, and Elneta Kennedy of Welton, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dale, a son Tommy, 6 brothers and 3 sisters.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Hospice of Jackson County.

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CHERYL HARTWIG wrote on Feb 11, 2021:


Cindy Daniels wrote on Feb 4, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss."

Kevin & Dianne Clark wrote on Feb 4, 2021:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the memories of Doris and love of family and friends surround you all and give you strength in the days ahead. "

Mary Bennett wrote on Feb 4, 2021:

"My deepest memory to my sister in law family. So sorry."

Connie Hute wrote on Feb 4, 2021:

"Payers and deepest sympathy to your family for the loss of a Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. May God hold you in his hands and give you Peace. "

Connie Hute wrote on Feb 4, 2021:

"Prayers and deepest sympathy to your family. Loss"

Cathy Schlung wrote on Feb 3, 2021:

"My deepest sympathy to Diane, Tammy, Debbie & the rest of the family for your prayers for comfort.."

Terry & Julie Steines wrote on Feb 3, 2021:

"She gave the best instructions for canning chicken & a hilarious story to go along with it when Dale brought home a ton of chicken for her to can all at one time! RIP Aunt Doris!"

Sue Van Buer wrote on Feb 3, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to all of you."

Delores Ewiing wrote on Feb 3, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss. My condolences for the family. Dee Ewing"

Cindy Lou De Voss Stewart wrote on Feb 3, 2021:

"RIP Aunt Doie. Lots of love."

Angel Schiffer wrote on Feb 2, 2021:

"My Dee sympathy to a of Doris's children, grandchildren and loved ones. May happy memories and God's love and peace sustain you in the days ahead. "

Gay Storlie wrote on Feb 2, 2021:

"Diane, Deb and Tammy please know that each of you are in our prayers!!"

Butch wrote on Feb 2, 2021:

"RIP Doris!!"

Rita (Flynn) Roberts wrote on Feb 2, 2021:

"So very sorry..hard to lose people we love..RIP Aunt Doris "

Rita (Flynn) Roberts wrote on Feb 2, 2021:

"So very sorry..hard to lose the people we love ! RIP Aunt Doris"

Dianne Fuller wrote on Feb 2, 2021:

"My deepest sympathy to Doris? family. "

debra devore wrote on Feb 2, 2021:

"Sorry for your loss, thinking of you all .Prayers of healing for all. "