Clarence Warren Doering

Clarence Doering, age 85 of Waverly, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999 at his home.

Clarence Warren Doering was born Oct. 22, 1913 to Arnold and Ida (Paulik) Doering on the family farm in Woodland Township. He attended the small country school that still stands today, not far from the family farm.

Clarence farmed with his parents and his brother, Irv, until he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1941. He served in Europe with the Fourth Cavalry during WWII and was injured in battle. Clarence was discharged from the Army in 1945. On his return to the U.S., Clarence served as a military policeman on the Queen Elizabeth I, which was refitted as a troop transfer ship.

While serving in Europe, Clarence's father died, and after leaving military service, Clarence resumed farming with his brother.

On Sept. 11, 1949, Clarence married Antonia Painschab. The marriage was blessed with five sons and three daughters.

Clarence continued to farm with his brother and, eventually, his sons, until he semi-retired in 1975. Clarence plowed snow and graded roads for Woodland Township for almost 40 years. In addition, he also worked part-time at the Conoco Station in Waverly for many years.

Clarence also drove school bus for Howard Lake-Waverly School District from 1969 until his official retirement at age 70 in 1983.

For the next 15-plus years, Clarence made his almost daily trip to have coffee with the gang in Howard Lake and Waverly. When not having coffee in town, Clarence could be found under his favorite tree, with coffee cup in hand, watching the world go by.

Clarence was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Irving.

He is survived by his wife Antonia; sons, Robert, Arnold, Ronald, Allan (Deidre) and John; daughters, Rosemary, Beverly, and Joann (Doug) Reynolds; two grandsons, Jared and Cory Reynolds; two granddaughters, Danielle and Mikenna Doering; many nieces, nephews, cousins, sister and brothers-in law.

Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 22, 1999 from the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home, Howard Lake, with the Rev. Lisa Rosse officiating. Music was by Diane Johnson and Albert Lorentz. Interment was in Woodland Township Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Dale Doering, Scott Painschab, Mike Painschab, Wayne Doering, Dean Hohag, and Bob Brabeck.

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