Doris Johanna Sohler, age 94 of Laurel, Nebraska died on Monday, September 9, 2019 at the Providence Medical Center in Wayne, Nebraska.
Funeral Services are on Friday, September 13th, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Laurel, Nebraska with Pastor Jeffery Warner officiating. Burial will be in the Laurel Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, at church, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services on Friday. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Laurel, Nebraska.
Pallbearers will be Cade Sohler, David Sohler, Eric Sohler, Zach Sohler, Garrett Taylor, and Wyatt Taylor.
Honorary Pallbearers will be all of Doris’s grandchildren.
Doris was born on February 1, 1925 in Yankton, SD to Henry and Johanna (Marquardt) Kiepke. She grew up on a farm north of Mission Hill, SD along with her five sisters: Dorothea, Ruth, Helen, twin sister Doreen, and Altrude. Doris was baptized into the Lutheran faith on March 1, 1925. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Yankton, SD until she married and then joined the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Laurel, NE. There she attended Bible Study, LWML, and helped with Bible School. Doris enjoyed traveling, painting, playing cards, going out to eat with friends, embroidering, and working at the sale barn on sale day for many years.
Doris married Eugene Sohler on October 5, 1946 in a double wedding ceremony with her twin sister, Doreen and her husband, Eddie Tim. Doris and Eugene had four children.
Doris’s memory is cherished by two sons, Chuck (Alice) Sohler of Laurel, NE, Lamont (Sheila) Sohler of Freeman, SD; daughter Cynthia (Lyston) Taylor of Concord, NE; 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Eugene in November of 1981; daughter and son-in-law Gloria (Gaylen) Brummels; sisters, Dorothea Huether, Ruth Kiepke, Helen Graning, Altrude Olson, twin sister Doreen; grandson, John Brummels; and great-great-grandchild, Ami Brummels.