Doris L. Girtler, 94 of Winona, died Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Winona Health.
Doris was born on February 14, 1924, the fourth of eight children born to Paul and Adina (Bunke) Albrecht. She was united in marriage to Elmer Girtler, the love of her life, on September 3, 1942. They had one son, Dennis. She was a member of St. Martin's Lutheran Church. Doris and Elmer farmed together on the Girtler home farm in Wilson. Dennis and his wife, Sherry, joined them on the farm in 1970. Elmer passed away April 30, 1998 and Doris continued to live on the farm until 2014. She then resided at Lake Winona Manor where she met many dear friends.
Doris is survived by her son, Dennis (Sherry); and two grandsons, Brett (Michele) and Levi (Robyn); 5 great-grandchildren, LeeRoy, Kathryn, Elizabeth, Brecken and Everly; brother, Ralph Albrecht; sister, Shirley Giel; dear friend, Karyn Haedtke and Bonnie Dennis and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Wyatt; her parents; 4 sisters and one brother.
Memorial Service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Hoff Celebration of Life Center led by Funeral Celebrant Dianne Rislow. Visitation will be 12 p.m., until the time of the service. She will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Please share a memory of Doris and sign her online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com.
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Sorry for your loss. I use to cut Doris’s hair many years ago. She was so fun to visit with. I saw her many times at the senior center when she came for cards. She always had a smile & lots of hugs. A great lady. May she RIP
I met Doris very soon after moving to Winona in 1968. She was my "egg lady" and asked me to join her bowling team, which I did. We bowled for years ending around 1998. Our children: Chris, Carrie, Craig and Cammie visited the farm and picked raspberries, cucumbers and hickory nuts. Doris fed us lunch and we visited with Elmer. She always loved the story about Cammie telling Elmer that he had such "tiny eyes." Her smile was infectuous and I will certainly miss visiting with her at LWM each summer. A wonderful lady.
Marian (Albrecht) Paulson was my mom. Doris and her were great cousins and friends. My family loved Doris very much. I am sure her smiling face will be missed.
I loved Doris, she was a great lady. My best wishes to her family.
Your whole family is in my thoughts and prayers. Doris was such a special lady. She always had such a big smile and a kiss every time I saw her. And her and her table of ladies at LWM kept an eye on all the comings and goings. She will be greatly missed.
My sympathy to all of you. Prayers and love to you all.
Denny, Sherry & family, so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother and my aunt Doris. You have my deepest sympathy.
"Grandma" Girtler was an awesome lady, our kids liked having her as a neighbor and always called her grandma. She always waved as she drove by, a smile and a wave from a great neighbor! Rest in peace Doris.
Very sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy to the family.
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