In loving memory of

Lorraine Doehling
October 25, 1925 - October 25, 2021

Lorraine (Kieffer) Doehling was born on October 25, 1925 to Andrew and Helen (Doyle) Kieffer in Elba. She passed away peacefully in her home on her 96th birthday surrounded by family.
Lorraine attended Elba Grade School and graduated from St. Charles High School. After graduation she worked at Winona General Hospital and St. Charles Convalescent Home. She later worked at Altura Elementary School, Altura Hardware for 30 years, and part-time at Rollingstone C-Store.
In 1949, Lorraine married Ervin Doehling, and they made their home near Altura. They had two children, Donald and Susan. They were later divorced. In 1981, she married Clarence (Dick) Doehling, and they made their home near Rollingstone.
Lorraine loved crafts, crocheting, sewing quilt squares for the missions for Holy Trinity Church, and playing cards. She cherished all moments with family, especially the great grandkids.
Lorraine is survived by her children Donald (Helen) Doehling and Susan Doehling; grandchildren Jess (Buck) Sholes, Nathan (Tiffany) Doehling, Andrew Doehling, and Mariah (Josh) Burt; and three great-grandchildren Jase Sholes and Evelette and Emmanuel Doehling. She was loved by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Dick; parents Andrew and Helen; sisters Margaret, Frances, and Phyllis; brothers Cecil and Leon; and their spouses.
The Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, November 2, at 11:00 at Holy Trinity Church in Rollingstone with Father Chinnappa Pothireddy, and Father Tim Biren officiating. Visitation will be at the church 4:00-7:00 Monday, November 1, and one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at St. Aloysius Cemetery in Elba.
Memorials are preferred to Holy Trinity Catholic Church air conditioning fund or St. Jude's. Lorraine's family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Winona Hospice team, with a special thank you to Michelle, for their support and care.
Hoff Funeral Home in St. Charles is assisting the family with arrangements.


Stacy (Reps) Schultz wrote on Nov 4, 2021:

"Condolences on the loss of your mom, Sue, but what a full life! You must have so many wonderful memories and I hope they sustain you in your grief and for the rest of your life."

Karen (Phillips) Plank wrote on Nov 1, 2021:

"I remember going to the Altura hardware store , Lorraine was there , if you weren\'t sure of where to find something she was always ready to help you . I really enjoyed going in the store , she loved to visit with people . She had a heart of gold . She will be missed . "

Lisa Christensen Voit wrote on Oct 31, 2021:

"Doehling family, we are sending love and hugs for the loss of your wonderful mother. So many great memories over the years with the Walch family. She will be greatly missed by so many. I am grateful to have known her. Take care. Lisa Christensen Voit"

Maribeth Garteski (Kalmes) wrote on Oct 29, 2021:

"Don, Susie and families, we were so sorry to hear about your mom . She was such a great lady and I always enjoyed doing her hair at Chars Shop. We had lots of good laughs over the years. The Heavens have gained a Beautiful Angel. Terry & Maribeth Garteski"

Bea Hayes Matzke wrote on Oct 28, 2021:

"I am so sorry for your loss. It is hard to lose one\'s parent. But there are so many good memories. Lorraine had a great sense of humor and a beautiful smile. She will be missed by many."

Kitty Millen wrote on Oct 27, 2021:

"The memories of your Mom are so wonderful. Susie and Don, I am sure the angels were singing."

Adele Zander wrote on Oct 27, 2021:

"I got to know Lorraine through her sister Fran. Adele Zander ."

Jodi Schell wrote on Oct 26, 2021:

"One of the sweetest ladies I ever met, So very sorry for your loss."

Frank and Pug Murphy wrote on Oct 26, 2021:

"Don, Suzy and the entire Doehling family, We are so sorry that you have lost your dear mother and grandmother and great grandmother. She was such a wonderful woman. We loved our chats with here and so enjoyed her quick sense of humor. We have so many great memories of Lorraine?.now we all need to take our memories of her, tuck them deep in our hearts, and she will always be with us. You are all in our thoughts and prayers??"