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Doris Dockter

February 5, 1929 — March 16, 2018

Doris Dockter

Doris Dockter, 89, Streeter, ND died Friday March 16, 2018 at the Napoleon Care Center in Napoleon, ND.

Doris Schopp was born February 5, 1929 in Timber Lake, SD, the daughter of Adam and Katie (Stelzer) Schopp. In 1933 they moved back to the Streeter area. In 1935 they moved to the farm where she resided until 2013¸when she moved into the Napoleon Care Center. She received her education at a Logan County Farm School by Streeter.

Doris and Gottlieb J. Dockter were married April 5, 1946 at Streeter, ND. They made their home on the farm SE of Streeter where they farmed until 1975 when their son came home to farm. Doris and Gottlieb worked together on the farm. In April 1980 she started working for Logan County Social Services as in-home care provider. She worked there for 25 years and received her 25 year award and recognition, retiring in May 2005.

She was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Streeter, ND. She was lifetime member Streeter Legion Auxiliary, as Community Service Chairperson, and charter member of the Eagles Auxiliary, member of the Streeter Senior Citizens and was very active in the Streeter Buffalo Supper. She was known as the Gravy Lady and taught the next generation of gravy makers the secrets of her developed technique.

Because Doris was a tender hearted woman, she also took foster children into her home. Ruth Klein became the daughter she never had. She loved to garden and cared for her flowers. She carried that love of flowers to the front of the city hall, especially in preparation of Memorial Day. She also enjoyed fishing, traveling and cooking. Gottlieb and Doris provided opportunities for hunters from Minnesota and elsewhere. These hunters became special to Doris when they returned year after year. She spoiled them with traditional German cooking and baking and looked forward to their return each year. Doris also enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandson.

She is survived by her 3 sons, Daryl (Velma) Dockter, Jamestown, ND; Larry (Karen) Dockter, Medina, ND; Duane (Linda) Dockter, Grand Rapids, MN; 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandson; 1 foster daughter, Ruth Klein, Fargo, ND; 3 foster grandchildren and 1 brother, Lloyd (Violet) Schopp, Streeter, ND and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and 2 great granddaughters.

Memorial Service

Ebenezer United Methodist Church
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