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December 3, 1934 – Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Service Information
The Church of St. Michael, St. Michael,
Saturday, July 31, 2010
10:00 A.M.

Visitation Information

Doris M. “Doe” Waterman, age 75, of St. Michael, MN, and formerly of Minneapolis, MN, passed away on July 27, 2010, at her residence.

She was born on December 3, 1934, in Minneapolis, the daughter of Stephan and Anna Schneider Ketter.

All who knew her felt blessed by her kindness, gentle toughness, humor and devotion to faith, family and friends.

Survived by loving husband of fifty five years: Donald; children: Sandra, Susan (Brian McGrath), Stephen (Susan) and Sally; grandchildren: Katelyn (Brett Aplin), Douglas, Jennifer and Amy; a sister:Theresa Kronberger; brothers: Richard (Gladys) Ketter and George (Joyce) Ketter; sister-in-law: Sarah Ketter; many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.

Preceded in death by parents: Stephan and Anna (Schneider) Ketter; sisters: Mary (Cully) Bushey, Anne (John) Maciejny, Gertrude (Wyatt) Ryan and Christine (Wayne) Plack, brothers: Karl (Betty) Ketter and James Ketter.

Memorial Mass was held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, July 31, 2010, at The Church of St. Michael in St. Michael.

Visitation was held from 4-8 P.M. Friday AT THE CHURCH.

Special thanks to The Humphrey Cancer Center and to North Memorial Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to North Memorial Hospice or the donor’s choice.

7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Jenny Britton

    Sally, Steve, Sandy, Sue & Don; I am so sad to hear about Doris’ passing and know how much you will all miss her. The strong love in your family was so present during the wonderful care you gave her. I am so glad to have known her.
    Love, Jenny Britton & family

  2. Bob Waterman, Washington DC

    I am reminded of the call of Deutero-Isaiah in Isaiah 40- “Comfort, O Comfort my people, saith your God.” As you gather to comfort one another and celebrate a life well-lived, know that even in far-away places, we pause and whisper a moment of Thanks to God that we have been touched by the life of Doris Waterman. When I was pursuing my degree at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, I came to discover that I was not terribly fond of the miracle stories found in the Bible. Oh certainly, one can find inspiration and hope in these miracle stories such as the feeding of the 5,000 or the changing of water into wine, but I sometimes thought that these stories made people search for God in the most extraordinary of circumstances. I find God’s presence most clearly in our ordinary, every-day lives. I find God’s presence in the joy and delight that your wife and mother had in her children and grandchildren. I find God’s presence in Doris Waterman’s bright outlook and wonderful sense of humor. I find God’s presence as you gather to celebrate a life filled with grace. There may be some who continue to look out upon the horizon – waiting, searching, hoping for a miracle. I look the other way, upon the faces of those who gather with you, and realize the deep and abiding love you all share for this remarkable woman and I think to myself – “Behold, the power of God, evident in ordinary, every-day lives.” May God’s peace be with you.

  3. Liz Setnes

    I share in the sadness as I, too, will miss this truly remarkable lady. She had so many gifts, but the one I will perhaps treasure most is her sunshine. I cannot recall a time that Aunt Doe didn’t share her smile and put me into giggling fits. What a gift! And though I am saddened by her passing, I also must celebrate the final chapter of her life. The Home she has gone to cannot be described, it is far too beautiful, and I believe it’s not far away. Although the vehicle that hauled her soul around for so many years is gone, she is not. She is here among us and will continue to shower us with her love. I know that I only need to pause as I go through this fast paced life, pause to feel her presence. I will always consider myself blessed to have known such a one of a kind lady. May the grace of the Lord surround the Waterman family during this difficult time. May He bring you all peace.

  4. Martha Waterman Nichols

    Heartfelt sympathy from Douglas and Marty in Iowa (Dave’s oldest). Thinking of you all.

  5. Carol E. DeMatteis

    I am sorry to hear about your loss. You may not know me, I live up the hill on Valley Dr. I first met Doris at Silver Sneekers at Gold’s Gym in Buffalo. Since then we speak at church, etc. I enjoyed her humor and kindness. Keeping all of you in my prayers. Carol DeMatteis 800 Valley Dr. St. Micheael

  6. Rosemary Holman

    Doris was a special co-worker and friend to many in her years working with the SIMS program in MPS. I will always remember her bright and cheerful personality, even in situations that were challenging with the students that we worked with. Her sense of humor helped us all get through some difficult times. I feel like I got to know so much about her family as she was so proud of all her children and grandchildren. May all of you find ways to celebrate the memory of your devoted mother. I know she would want all of us to celebrate her contagious love for life. May time speed your healing.

  7. David Nallick

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I know this is a very difficult time and it’s hard to find any words of comfort. I had just returned from being out of town when my sister Nancy told me the sad news. I would like to extend our best wishes from the entire Nallick family on your loss. I remember as a kid when mom would have the card club over…I’m guessing Doe and Marlene are again playing a game of cribbage!


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