Doris Zoellner

January 26, 1929 ~ July 29, 2021 (age 92)


Funeral Services for Doris Zoellner, 92, of Groton will be 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 4th at the Groton United Methodist Church.  Pastor Brandon Dunham will officiate.  Burial will follow in Union Cemetery under the direction of Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel, Groton.

Visitation will be held at the funeral chapel on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.

Doris passed away July 29, 2021 at her home in Groton. 

Doris Matilda was born on January 26, 1929 to Charles and Hulda (Johnson) Strom.  She was born the youngest of nine siblings, including her twin brother.  Doris attended school in Groton and began working at the Bank in Groton following graduation.  This is where she met her future husband, Richard Zoellner.  They were married a year later on September 12, 1949 at the United Methodist Church in Groton.  The couple made their home on the family farm and were blessed with four children. 

Doris was an active member of the United Methodist Church. For over 50 years, she served on the UMW Committee and was honored for her service.  Doris enjoyed baking and often did so for others, making her famous caramel rolls.  In earlier years, she loved traveling to visit her family in other states and her daughter in Poland.  Doris also cherished time spent with her grandchildren, helping them with puzzles, playing cards, reading to them and baking Christmas cookies.    

Celebrating her life are her children, Kenneth Zoellner of Aberdeen, Yvonne (Jim) Bailey of Sioux Falls, Kathy (Richard) Engel of Warsaw, Poland, Bill Zoellner of Groton, 8 grandchildren: Katie, Michael, Matthew, David, Samantha, Bailee, Tia, Christina and two sister-in-laws. 

Preceding her in death was her husband Richard in 2009, her daughter-in-law, Wanda, her eight siblings, and five half-brothers.

Casketbearers will be Art Zoellner, Loel Schott, Bill McKiver, Alan Strom, Dan Strom and Michael Bailey.

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