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Doris M Steinke
Sept. 30, 1933 - Nov. 9, 2020
Chilton, WI
Doris M Steinke
Chilton, WI

Doris M. Steinke, age 87, of Chilton, died on November 9, 2020. She was born September 30, 1933, in Chilton, daughter of the late Peter and Apollonia Nett. She graduated from Chilton High School and later married Lt. Col. Daniel Paul Steinke and they had three children.

Doris enjoyed a life of travel and adventure following her husband’s military career. She retired on her family farm outside of Chilton where she loved the country life and the freedom that came with it. She always made everyone feel welcome and was known for her kindness and generosity. 

Doris was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church (formerly St. Mary’s) in Chilton and sang in the church choir. She was also a member of the Ladies Hospital Auxiliary group. Doris was a loving mother and grandmother, and a friend to all.

Doris is survived by her children: Deborah Jean Gafvert, Dan (Diane) Steinke, and Dawn Heimermann; four grandchildren; her siblings: Lester (Laurel) Nett, Delmar (Kathy) Nett, Darlene (Tom) Elias, and Elaine (John) Hanby; and a sister-in-law: Janice Nett.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel; her parents: Peter and Apollonia; siblings: Donald Nett, Ronald Nett, Robert (Viola) Nett, and Marvin Nett; and a sister-in-law: Elaine Nett.

A celebration of Doris’s life is being planned for a future date in 2021. A private service is being held on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at 3:00pm.
I havent seen grandma since the Covid began but I will miss her with all my heart. She was always a great person and friend to me. I'll always love and miss you grandma. collynn

collynn sheely (Great grandson) - Nov. 12, 2020


My thoughts and prayers to Doris’ family. She and Dan had many good times with my Mom and Dad. Doris always made everyone feel welcome. Beautiful lady with a sweet personality.

Mary Lange (Cousin) - Nov. 11, 2020


Doris was a faithful member of Good Shepherd parish’s funeral choir and she will be missed. May she Rest In Peace.

Terry Weber (Friend ) - Nov. 11, 2020


A great friend to talk with and remember our days when we were in and organized Older Rural Youth. A long time ago.
Our sympathy to the family.

Art and Joyce Kopf (Friend) - Nov. 10, 2020


My sympathy to Doris family.She was a very gracious lady and a close friend and classmate. Rest In Peace dear friend.

Alice Connors (Classmate and friend) - Nov. 10, 2020


Aunt Doris loved being with family. She really enjoyed when the entire family were all together. She will be missed!

Mary Rose Bolwerk (niece) - Nov. 10, 2020


I loved meeting my aunt because she greeted all of us with open arms and an extra squeeze coupled with a private message. She had so much love to share: she loved the sunsets, her pets and her plants. Aunt Doris will be remembered for the love she shared with her family and friends. Those who knew her were privileged.

Donna Nett-Heus (niece) - Nov. 10, 2020


How does one begin. Doris was a great friend to our Mom, Dianne, they enjoyed each other's company and shared many good times together. I have many memories of being at Dan and Doris'. Doris love to entertain. The crystal chandelier being one of my favorite delights as a kid (and adult). My sister, Mary, and I had the great pleasure of taking Doris to lunch a few years ago. Doris loved to share her stories and we enjoyed listening. Oh we had great fun. She is home at last and that is the happily ever after!

Paula DeBoer (Steinke cousin) - Nov. 10, 2020


Doris was a great neighbor and friend. We will miss her.

Bill & Kris Hansen (Neighbor & Friend) - Nov. 10, 2020


Will be missed was kind and friendly to anyone she meet.

Kevin Nett - Nov. 10, 2020


So sorry to hear of Doris’ passing. She was a dear lady. My condolences to her family.

Terry Weber (Friend ) - Nov. 9, 2020


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