WILLIAM “BILL” OTTO DOEGE, JR., age 68, of Hill City, MN, formerly of Shakopee, MN died Monday, September 26, 2011 at Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital in Grand Rapids, MN.
Bill was born in 1943 to William Sr. and Mary Ann Doege in South Range, WI. He grew up and attended schools in Shakopee, MN, then attended Dunwoody Institute for mechanics. Bill was employed with the City of Shakopee for 25 years as a heavy equipment operator and also was volunteer fire fighter for 12 years. Bill was united in marriage to Donna Mae Hennen on June 6, 1964 in Shakopee, MN. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved the outdoors and most of all spending time with family and friends. Bill was a member of the Haypoint Jackpine Snowmobile Club, Trinity Lutheran Church, NRA and Minnesota Deer Hunters Association.
Preceding him in death were his parents; two sisters, Thelma Gainer and Carol Doege.
Survived by his wife of 47 years, Donna; two daughters, Tammy (Martin Werner) Friestleben of Farmington, MN and Terri (Brent) Bakken of Shakopee, MN; one son, Todd (Sheila) Doege of Shakopee, MN; four sisters, Dolores Larson of Superior, WI, Jean (Chuck) Oleheiser of Richfield, MN, Chris (Frank) Horvath of Park Rapids, MN and Betty (Kenny Wilkie) Lowe of Aurora, CO; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edward and Jean Hennen; sister-in-law, Pat (Fritz) Baenen of Green Bay, WI; brother-in-law, Terry (Marilyn) Hennen of Shakopee, MN; seven grandchildren, Jennifer (Joe) Sames, Allyson Friestleben, Becca Friestleben, Jessica Doege, Jeff Doege, Bailey Bakken and Seth Bakken; one great granddaughter, Samantha Jo Sames; one future great grandson; and many nieces and nephews.
A gathering of family and friends will be Friday, September 30th from 4:00 pm until the 5:00 pm Memorial Service at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hill City, MN. Rev. Robert Volkert will officiate.
There will be an additional celebration of Bill’s Life on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at McNearney Funeral Home, Shakopee, MN.
Donations can be made in lieu of flowers for a living memorial in Bill’s name.
Arrangements are by Rowe Funeral Home and Crematory of Grand Rapids, MN.