Dale E. Doerr, age 83, of Andover, Minnesota, formerly rural Winthrop, Penn Township, McLeod County, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2023, at Vista Prairie at Monarch Meadows in North Mankato.
Funeral Service will be Saturday, November 18, 2023, 11:00 A.M. at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Penn Township, McLeod County, with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M., ALL at church.
Dale Edward Doerr was born on March 1, 1940, in New Ulm, Minnesota. He was the son of Edward and Irene (Frauendienst) Doerr. Dale was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth, both at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Penn Township. He grew up in Penn Township and received his education in Winthrop and was a graduate of the Winthrop High School Class of 1958.
Dale was united in marriage to Janifer Sohre in February of 1962 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord. This union was blessed with three children. After their marriage, the couple lived in Gaylord. Dale and Janifer later divorced.
Dale was united in marriage to Sarah Stark in Rapid City, South Dakota. Soon after, he adopted her daughter, Amy and raised her as his own. After their marriage, the couple resided in Andover, Minnesota. This union was blessed with two more sons. Dale and Sarah shared over 20 happy years together until Sarah passed away on April 6, 1995.
Dale was a salesman; he was the sales manager for many liquor stores, including the Gaylord Municipal Liquor Store, his most recent job was with Quality Wine and Spirits. He was a “Sommelier” a certified wine professional.
Dale was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mora, Minnesota. He went on many mission trips, including traveling to Mazatlán, Mexico. Dale was a member of Western Mounted Paraders Saddle Club in Winthrop.
Dale enjoyed horses, fishing at the cabin, hunting with his sons, and playing cards.
Dale passed away Sunday, November 12, 2023, at Vista Prairie at Monarch Meadows in North Mankato, at the age of 83 years. Blessed be his memory.
Dale is survived by his:
Children, Tammy (Kenny) Miller of Mankato, MN,
Tricia Doerr of St. Peter, MN,
Amy (Scott) Hartman of Shakopee, MN,
Tom Doerr and his fiancé, Krista Gowans of St. Peter, MN,
Mike Doerr of Isanti, MN, and
Lucas Doerr of Minneapolis, MN;
Grandchildren, Dr. Jennifer (Ryan) DeGroote, Abby (Joe) Origas, Regan (Dillion) Ernsting, Lydia Sandmann and her fiancée, Chris Barnett, Kat Miller, Sarah Jakovleski, MiaBella Doerr, Grant Hartman, Adeline Doerr, Isaac Doerr, Emmett Doerr, Aubrey Doerr;
Sister, Avis (Dale) Klukas of Gaylord, MN;
Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Dale was preceded in death by his Parents, Edward and Irene Doerr; Wife, Sarah Doerr; Sister, Eldonna “Edie” Doerr.