MAX W. DOERING Nov. 3, 1924 - June 9, 2019

Max Doering

WAKARUSA — Max “Barney” Winslow Doering, 94, of Wakarusa, died at 6:40 a.m. Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Miller’s Merry Manor.

He was born Nov. 3, 1924, in Wakarusa, to Charles V. and Marjorie I. (Winslow) Doering.

He married Joan (Abbott) Doering on Nov. 27, 1947, and she died July 10, 2014.

Surviving are children, Von (Cathy) Doering of Warsaw and Lynn Miller of Nappanee; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Shearer of Elkhart and brother Dean Doering of Indianapolis.

Preceding him in death were his parents; wife Joan;  son Kurt Doering; and brothers George Doering and James Doering.

Max was a 1942 graduate of Wakarusa High School.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy and was discharged in 1946.

He served in the reserves from 1946-1950.

Max worked as a Union Electrician for Baugo Electric.

He enjoyed traveling, camping, trout fishing, hunting, conservation work (fly fishing tying), amateur radio and enjoyed life.

Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. Thursday, June 13, and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. service Friday, June 14, all at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, 117 W. Waterford St., Wakarusa.

Pastor Ruben Chupp will officiate.

Burial will follow in Olive (West) Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be directed to the Elkhart Conservation Club.

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