Gary Doering, 67Gary Lawrence Doering, age 67, of Alexandria, formerly of Parkers Prairie, died Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at his home.
Gary Lawrence Doering, age 67, of Alexandria, formerly of Parkers Prairie, died Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at his home.
Gary was born June 3, 1944 to Lawrence and Lorraine (Bowman) Doering in Parkers Prairie. He grew up in Parkers Prairie, attended public school and graduated from Parkers Prairie High School in 1962. He attended Wadena Technical School before moving to the Twin Cities where he worked at a candy factory.
He returned to Parkers Prairie in the mid 1960s and worked on the extra gang for the Soo Railroad Line. He also worked as a carpenter and delivered newspapers for the Minneapolis Star Tribune in the Parkers Prairie and surrounding area for more than 30 years. He started purchasing and fixing up homes in Alexandria and Parkers Prairie in 1990, and eventually owned and managed more than 16 properties.
Gary was a very generous person. His generosity was felt by many, including charities and the 16 children he sponsored through the International Children’s Fund. He enjoyed fixing up old vehicles and carpentry. In his earlier years, he drove stock car at Viking Speedways in Alexandria. He was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie.
Gary is survived by his two sisters, Vicki Moore of Parkers Prairie and Shirley (Mike) Maddox of Lester Prairie; two brothers, Marvin (Jenny) Doering of Parkers Prairie and Al (Kim) Doering of Brainerd; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, James; and his beloved cat, Midnight, who died in the spring of 2010, at the age of 21 years.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 29 at Lind Family Funeral Home in Parkers Prairie with the Rev. Jonathan Sorum officiating. Music was provided by Kim Byrne. Burial was at Parkers Prairie Cemetery. Pallbearers were Christopher Doering, Jordan Doering, Bob Marweg, Ross Jahnke, Neil Maddox and Dale Maddox.
Arrangements are by Lind Family Funeral and Cremation Service in Parkers Prairie, www.lindfamilyfh.com.
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