BLUE EARTH - Doris D. Greimann, age 87, of Spirit Lake, Iowa, and formerly of Swea City, Iowa, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at her residence in Spirit Lake.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at Jacobsen & Winter Funeral Home in Blue Earth, Minn., with visitation one hour prior to the service.
Doris Dorine Klatt was born Nov. 25, 1924, in Elmore, Minn., the daughter of Maynard and Frieda (Ziegler) Klatt. She grew up on the family farm near Elmore. She was baptized and later confirmed into the Christian faith at St. Johns Lutheran Church, rural Elmore. She attended parochial school at St. John's and graduated from Elmore High School in 1943. She was also a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Spirit Lake.
Doris was united in marriage to Milton F. Greimann on Dec. 6, 1944, in Blue Earth, Minn. To this union, three children were born. After Milton's military service, they farmed in rural Faribault County and, in 1955, moved to Swea City. Doris was a homemaker and mother. After her children were raised, she began working at Exceptional Opportunities in Burt as a teacher's aide. She then worked at the Algona High School until her retirement in 1993. Milton passed away on Nov. 2, 1991.
She enjoyed their summer cottage for more than 40 years at Spirit Lake and also enjoyed winters in Mesa, Ariz. She moved to Spirit Lake permanently in 1997 where she still resided until her passing. Some of her hobbies were playing cards, reading, baking and working on puzzle books.
Doris is survived by two sons, Dean of Wayzata, Minn., and Paul of Los Angeles, Calif., one daughter; Lynn (Harley) Hassebroek of Buffalo Center, Iowa; two step-grandchildren; John-athan (Stephanie) Hassebroek and Lauren Hassebroek; one step-great grandchild; sister, Marlys Bowles of Denver, Colo.; sister-in-law, Carmen Klatt of Blue Earth, Minn.; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband Milton; her parents; and brother Virgil.