Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Dean Herbert Doctor, 80, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 1:55 am on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Towne House in Fort Wayne.
Mr. Doctor was born on July 16, 1934 near Hoagland, a son of Herbert and Irmgard (Albersmeyers) Doctor. He spent his formative years on a farm near Hoagland, and graduated from New Haven High School in 1952.
On April 26, 1957 he was married in Lake Twp. to Joan Byerley, and moved to Lake Twp. where he had engaged in farming.
He was also employed at Dana Corporation, Fort Wayne, and retired in 1992 after 40 years.
Mr. Doctor was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lake Twp., he also belonged to the Arcola Lions Club.
He enjoyed playing cards, fishing, farming, his church, and especially his family.
The surviving relatives include wife of 57 years, Joan Doctor of Fort Wayne; son, Dr. Douglas D. (Kristyn) Doctor of South Bend; two daughters, Katherine (Michael) Doseck and Denise (Bradley) Hess both of Fort Wayne; three granddaughters, Madeline and Allison Doctor, and Hayley Doseck; five grandsons, Zachary Doctor, Logan Doseck, Evan, Micah, and Mason Hess; two sisters, Patricia (Delmar) Gerbers and Colleen (Donald) Stalter both of Fort Wayne; brother, Kenneth Doctor of Fort Wayne; a sister-in-law, Betty Doctor of Fort Wayne.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother David Doctor and a sister Linda Doctor.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Monday at St. John’s Lutheran Church–Lake Township, with Pastor Darrol Heggen, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Church from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm Sunday, or one hour prior to the service. There will be a Lions memorial service at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Burial will be in the Eel River Cemetery, Allen County.
For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, St. John’s Lutheran Church building fund, or Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.
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