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Doris Reller

July 22, 1917-Dec. 23, 2008

Doris C. Reller, of 91, Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes.

Doris Catherine Tieken was born to Henry and Anna (Jasken) Tieken on July 22, 1917 on a farm near Ogema. She married Greg J. Reller on Oct. 17, 1939 in Ogema. They bought a farm near Ogema, where they raised four children.

In her early years, Doris volunteered at the White Earth Mission. She worked with Ogema Ladies, preparing meals for many special occasions. She was a great cook! One of her many specialties was homemade bread. She was an adult leader in 4-H and an active member of the Catholic Church, including Catholic Daughters and Eucharistic Ministry.

Doris loved family get togethers, surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her other loves were the farm, gardening, playing bingo and taking care of others. Doris will be lovingly remembered by family and friends for her caregiving and endless hospitality.

Doris moved to Detroit Lakes in 1991. In 1998 Doris entered Lincoln Park assisted living and later moved to St. Mary's Nursing Center.

Doris is survived by two sons, Ernest (Helen) Reller of Pomeroy, Wash., and Robert (Merona) Reller of San Jacinto, Calif.; two daughters, Ilene (Phil) MacPherson and Mary (Rick) Nemec, both of Detroit Lakes; 15 grandchildren; and 31 great grandchildren.

Friends may call between 3 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28 at Holy Rosary Church in Detroit Lakes; there will be a prayer service at 5 p.m. The visitation will continue for one hour prior to the mass Monday at the church.

A mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes, with the Rev. Jerry Rogers officiating.

The David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes is serving the family.