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March 29, 1934 – February 20, 2024

Doris Louise (Doran) Neske, age 89, of Buffalo, MN passed away Tuesday, February 20th, 2024 at Parkview Care Center.

Doris was born on March 29, 1934 in Waverly, MN, the daughter of Delbert and Vivian (Hohag) Doran.  As a young child, her family moved to Quincy, IL until 1942, when they moved to the Hohag farm near Waverly, eventually moving to Buffalo.

Doris graduated from Buffalo High School in 1952.

She married Herbert Neske on August 21, 1953 at St. John’s Lutheran Church. They first settled in Buffalo and later moved to the Neske family farmstead in Marysville Township.

Doris enjoyed working on and off the farm, including her early years as a telephone switchboard operator, as a secretary at Farm Bureau Insurance Agency for 37 years, and later at Coldwell Banker Burnett Realty—all in Buffalo.  She also served the Maryville Township United Way as Secretary/Treasurer, Marysville Township Election Judge, Buffalo Hospital auxiliary volunteer, and with Herb, was an active member of Wright County Farm Bureau Association.

She was an active member of St. John’s Evangelical  Lutheran Church in Buffalo, involved in many ways including the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, sewing quilts for the needy.

During the years Doris and Herb enjoyed their travels to Hawaii, Acapulco, Jamaica, and Arizona where they eventually bought a home in Apache Junction where they enjoyed 17 winters.

She is preceded in death by her son Michael Neske, her parents, son-in-law, Mark Antil, brother Donald Doran and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years: Herb Neske; her children: Nancy (Chuck) Owen, Jill (Gary) Marketon, Jan (Gordy) Paumen, Dave (Ruth) Neske, Julie Piram; 12 grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren: Angie (John) Ryden, Aric Antil, Mandy (Tylor) Boland, Jessica (Ben) Zierke, Mitchell (Lyndsi) Paumen, Jacob Paumen, Darin (Tonya) Neske, Megan (Joe) Point, Melissa (Mark) Keskey, Matthew (Stacy) Piram, Daniel (Hanna) Piram, Rachel (Jeff) Lachermeier, Wade (Karie) Owen, Andrew (Else) Owen; 23 great-grandchildren; siblings: Jerry (Leann) Irwin, Barb (Doug) Peterson, and many other friends and relatives.

Many thanks to the staff at Parkview Care Center for the excellent care that Doris received during the past 4 years.

Funeral services for Doris Neske will be held Sunday, February 25th at 3:00 pm with visitation beginning at 1:00 pm at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo, MN.  Pastor Chris Ryan will officiate.

Interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Buffalo.

Casket Bearers will be her grandsons: Aric Antil, Mitchell Paumen, Jacob Paumen, Darin Neske, Matthew Piram and Daniel Piram.

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Ric Seashore

    Sorry to hear of Doris’s passing. A wonderful, caring woman. She worked for me as a real estate office assistant at Really World Vergin. Condolences to Herb and family!

  2. Jan (Meidinger/Kramer) Pride

    My deepest sympathy for the Neske Family. I have wonderful memories celebrating November birthdays at the farm. 70 years of marriage-WoW!!
    May God comfort you all.

  3. Bill and Arlys LaPlant

    Our deepest sympathies to you all, beautiful person !

  4. Sandi Robasse

    Jill, so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Even though at some point in life we realize our parents won’t live forever, it still hurts when they leave us.

  5. Gen

    Herb Neske. My condolences to you and your family. I am a Park View employee.


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