Gail S. Doering, 62

Gail Susan Doering, age 62, of Litchfield, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2015, in Goodyear, AZ.

She was born April 3, 1953, in Litchfield, the daughter of Allen and Adeline (Westrup) Snegosky. Gail grew up in Litchfield, and received her education from the Litchfield schools; graduating from Litchfield High School in 1971.

She continued her education at the University of Minnesota and received a bachelor’s degree in home economics.

Gail was united in marriage to Ray Doering July 14, 1973, at the Church of St. Philip in Litchfield. They made their home near Buffalo while she continued to attend college and Ray worked in Litchfield.

They moved to Litchfield in 1975, and Gail taught at the Dassel-Cokato school for a few years before becoming a mother and homemaker. Later, she began filling in as part-time bookkeeper at Agri-Systems and Systems West.

Gail was a member of St. Philip Catholic Church in Litchfield. She expressed her love for her family by spending time with them and being involved with their activities. Whether it was designing and sewing costumes for the Little Crow Ski Team, family gatherings and holidays with the Snegoskys, or taking time to color and do puzzles with her grandchildren, Gail’s love flowed through her actions and words.

An extremely talented seamstress, Gail also enjoyed cooking and baking. Family, friends, and organizations were blessed by her creativity, design and crafting abilities.

Gail liked to shop, and to travel, whether spending time at the cabin in Wyoming or winters in Arizona. She loved the sun and being near the water. She could be found many sunny days reading a book on the dock at their home on Lake Minnie Belle.

Gail is survived by her husband, Ray Doering of Litchfield; children, Erin (and Patrick) Forster of Ft. Collins, CO, Michael (and Sarah) Doering, Eric (and Stacey) Doering, all of Litchfield; and grandchildren, Adeline and Owen Forster and Bridger and Emmy Doering.

She is also survived by her siblings, Karen (and Patrick) Buckley of White Plains, NY, Tom (and Linda) Snegosky of Calabash, NC, Bob (and Cindy) Snegosky of Hudson, WI, Ruth (and Pete) Ackerman of Litchfield, Don (and Barb) Snegosky of Maple Grove, Kent (and Diane) Snegosky of Litchfield, and Gary (and Connie) Snegosky of Otsego; and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Saturday, Aug. 22 at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Philip in Litchfield, followed by interment in Lake Ripley Cemetery

Visitation was Friday, Aug. 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home in Litchfield, with a parish prayer service at 8 p.m. ; and continued Saturday at the church, one hour prior to the Mass.

Arrangements were with the Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home in Litchfield. Online guestbook available at www.johnsonhagglund.com.

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