Marion P. Doerr, 90
Albert Lea – Funeral Services for Marion P. Doerr, age 90, of Albert Lea, were held Jan. 21, 2011, at the Church of St. Theodore. The Rev. James Berning and Deacon Mike Ellis officiated. Interment was in St. Theodore’s Cemetery. Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Marion died Jan. 16, 2011, at Thorne Crest.
Marion P. Doerr was born on Feb. 18, 1920, in Wells. She grew up there and attended St. Casmir’s Catholic School through the eighth grade and graduated from Wells High School. On June 4, 1945, Marion was married to James R. Doerr, in Wells. They lived in Albert Lea, moving to Blue Earth in 1974. Marion worked for J.C. Penney’s for 30 years, and then became a realtor. She worked for Countrywide in Albert Lea, and then for Jim Firkins Real Estate in Blue Earth from 1974-1984. She was the State President of the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary from 1960-61, was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Wa-Tan-Ye Service Club. Marion enjoyed oil painting, reading and playing bridge. She volunteered for the St. Peter and Paul mission trip to Mississippi in 1978. She loved camping and spending time at Bass Lake. She particularly loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her children, Carol (Wayne) Helgerson, of Corpus Christi, Texas, Ki (Warren) Amundson, of Albert Lea, Mary (Doug) Sublet, of Mankato, and Robert (Cindy) Doerr, of St. Francis; grandchildren, Mandi (Jason) Fine, Cassie (Jorge) Muñoz, Joseph (Cari) Helgerson, Jesse Amundson (special friend Chelsea Walsh), Ashley Doerr, Scott Helgerson, and Matthew and Jamie Michaelson; great-grandchildren, Liliana Muñoz, Tyler Helgerson, Kevin Doerr, Tyler Michaelson, and Ryan Helgerson; sister, Bernice Luse, of Davenport, Iowa; nieces; and nephews.
Marion was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Catherine Seedorf; her husband, James Doerr; and her sister, Helen Wainscott.
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