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Doris Mae Wortinger passed away Wednesday, May 10, at Greencroft Goshen Health Care.
She was the youngest child of Olen and Barbara Yoder, born in Middlebury May 23, 1924. She was raised on a farm in Middlebury and graduated from Middlebury High School.
On Dec. 6, 1953, she married Robert M. Wortinger and they were married for 62 years. He passed away July 29, 2016.
Survivors include two sons, Robert (Karen) Wortinger, Verona, Wisconsin, and Ronald (Cheryl) Wortinger, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin; five grandchildren, Nathan, Michelle, Brenda, Jennifer and Melissa; 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a sister, Arlene Holdread, Goshen; two sisters-in law, Leona Yoder, Middlebury, and Audrey Yoder, Goshen; and several nieces and nephews who were very close to her.
Along with her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by siblings Vera Bickel, Gerald L. Yoder, Ralph Yoder, Verna Weaver, Velma Yoder and J. Olen Yoder.
Doris received a nursing degree from the Mennonite School of Nursing. She worked as a registered nurse for many years at Goshen Hospital and Methodist Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.
Doris was a very gentle soul and always had a big, cheerful smile. She served as the organist at Warren Street Mennonite Church in Middlebury. She loved music and playing hymns. She also loved sewing, gardening, cooking and serving in local homemakers clubs.
Doris was very proud of her Hostetler and Yoder roots which go back several generations. This included the round concrete barn in Shipshewana built by her grandfather, Menno Yoder.
Friends may call Tuesday, May 16, from 10 a.m. until the 11:30 funeral service at Eighth Street Mennonite Church, Goshen. Pastors Brenda Sawatzky Paetkau and Julia Gingrich will officiate.
Burial will follow at Violett Cemetery, Goshen.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the church.
Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 12, 2017
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