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Doris Ohlendorf


Doris J. Ohlendorf, 83, of Pierson, died Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at home, surrounded by her loving family.

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 8 at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley, Iowa. The Rev. Duane Miesner officiated. Burial was in Kingsley Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to

Doris JoAnn Ohlendorf was born on May 16, 1933 in Le Mars, Iowa to Richard and Catherine (Reelfs) Dirks.

She attended country school and graduated from Le Mars Community High School in 1951. After graduation, she attended NBT business school and worked for Buell & Winters Engineering.

She married Ron Ohlendorf in 1959. Doris and Ron started out farming in the Marcus, Iowa area. They moved twice before settling on their current farmstead, where they spent the last 47 years farming and raising their family.

Doris loved being a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her family was her life, and she was deeply loved.

Doris is survived by her husband, Ron; her children: Ryan Ohlendorf, Cheryl (Alan) Rolling, Brad (Cindy) Ohlendorf, Jane Ohlendorf, and Julie Ohlendorf; her grandchildren: Nick (Dani) Rolling, Kari (Chris) Weitl, Megan Ohlendorf, and Drew Ohlendorf; and her great-grandchildren: Caleb Slattery, Kaden Rolling, Gavin Rolling, and Benjamin Weitl.

She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. They were all very dear to her.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; her parents-in-law, Alice and Louis Ohlendorf; her sister, Evelyn Bartling; her sister, Lois Speichinger and her husband Arnold; her sister, Marlys Huisman and her husband Ed; her twin brother, Don Dirks and his wife Alice; her niece, Katherine Huisman; her niece, Laurie Proskovec; and her grandnephew, Jason Proskovec.

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