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In Memory of Doris Boldt


Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin as well as one hour prior to the service at church on Wednesday

Funeral Services

11AM Wednesday September 6th at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Baldwin.

Doris Marie (Dumond) Boldt, age 81 of Baldwin died on August 31, 2017 at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota as a result of injuries sustained from a fall.  Doris was surrounded by her loving family as God peacefully called her to His eternal home. 

Doris was born August 18, 1936 in Ellsworth, Wisconsin to parents Leaon and Dora Dumond.  Doris grew up in the Ellsworth area and attended Pleasant Valley, Hammond and Baldwin schools.   She was united in marriage to Glen Richard Boldt on September 20, 1952.  Together they raised six children on their farm north of Baldwin bordering Pine Lake.  They eventually sold the farm but remained living on the lake they loved and valued.   Doris enjoyed working various jobs over the years but her family and home was always first priority.   

Doris will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and neighbor.  Doris was especially delighted with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and treasured time spent with them.  Her fun sense of humor, quick wit and generous, loving ways were appreciated by all who knew and loved her.   

Doris loved gatherings and holidays when the entire family was together.  She was an exceptional cook and loved to bake; her endless supply of Christmas and chocolate chip cookies were family favorites.  Doris was also gifted in crocheting and embroidery and leaves numerous pieces for her loved ones to cherish.  Over the years she enjoyed visiting and playing cards with neighbors and friends, traveling, annual family weekends up north, out dancing with Glen, and simply enjoying daily life on the lake.  Most recently Doris could often be found outside on the swing over-looking Pine Lake with Glen at her side or inside completing a puzzle together.    

Doris was a woman of strong faith, who loved God, her church and its members.  She looked forward to attending worship services with Glen each Sunday at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, where she loved to sing her favorite hymns and always enjoyed coffee fellowship afterward.   

Doris was a lady of class, beauty and dignity with a loving smile and a huge heart.  In her later years the effects of Alzheimer’s gradually took hold, altering her to a certain extent, yet she remained the sweetest, kindest, most caring and loving lady with the same beautiful smile.  Doris’ life was a true reflection of God’s love and her family will forever be comforted by memories of her tender loving care.   They rejoice that she now rests eternally with God and is free from the binds of Alzheimer’s. 

Doris will forever remain in the hearts of her husband Glen; her children, Glenda (David) Anderson, Debbie (Dennis) Mathison, Brenda Helgeson, Gary (Sherry) Boldt, Brad (Amy) Boldt and Becky (Mike) Schramski; grandchildren Jeremy, Gina (Abe), Scott (Angela), Jessica, Heather (Tim), Kyle (Nikki), Trevor (Lindsey), Derek (Alicia), Aaron (Bailey), Brock (Kaylee), Brittanie (Scott), Dylan, Conner and Aubree; great-grandchildren Austin, Hallee, Audrey, Stella, Liam, Wyatt, William and Weston; sister Darlene Lynum, sisters-in-law Arlene (Pete) Ortman, Edna Dumond; brother-in-law Marty Herbers, as well as other relatives, neighbors and countless friends. 

She is preceded in death by her parents Leaon and Dora Dumond; brothers Dale (Delores) Dumond, Galen Dumond; sister Marlys Herbers; sisters-in-law Maxine (Howard) Bakke, Belva Bradley; brothers-in-law Evertt (Eleanor) Boldt, Larry Boldt, Bob (Edna) Boldt and Robert Lynum.

Funeral Services for Doris will be at 11:00am on Wednesday, September 6th at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 1350 Florence Street, Baldwin.  Interment will be private.  Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church, and also from 4:00-7:00pm on Tuesday, September 5th at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 1010 Newton Street, Baldwin.

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    • When I think of Doris I think of beauty, warmth and class. I will miss her welcoming smile at church on Sunday mornings. Rest in peace Miss Doris and know that your family is surrounded by the prayers of many friends at this time of grief and sorrow.

    • Whenever I think of the times some 50 years ago when got to visit my grandparents farm in Baldwin , Wisconsin I can see my Aunt Doris and her what seemed like a never ending smile. And with all the kids and animals running around she never seemed to loose that smile . I was amazed. When I visited for Aunt Maxines funeral I instantly recognized her and introduced myself , The look on her face was priceless! Same smile . And as I sit here trying to right this with blurry eyes I see that beautiful face and smile. I just wish I would have lived closer and regret not just taking the time and driving to Baldwin to say hello.

    • Sweet, sweet lady!! Always happy to stop and visit with us whenever she saw us! Beautiful smile, beautiful soul! She leaves a legacy in you, her wonderful family. It was very obvious that she loved and had great pride in each of you She will be gone from your sight, but never your memory; gone from your touch but never your hearts!! Thoughts and prayers are with the whole family and our sincere sympathy as you face the days and years ahead!! We share in your loss and are heartbroken!! Fond memories of times spent with our own mom, Stella and dad, Harland, together again!Hugs and love from Daryl and Susan Frank???