Robert R. “Bud” Doerfer

Robert R. “Bud” Doerfer

Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 13 Sep 2003 (aged 81)
Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Fitchburg, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 30428254 · View Source
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OREGON/FITCHBURG - Robert R. "Bud" Doerfer, age 81, of rural Oregon/Fitchburg, passed away peacefully Sept. 13, 2003, surrounded by his family at the Don and Marilyn Anderson Hospice Center after a year-long battle with cancer.

He was born on Nov. 9, 1921, in Madison, to Albert and Clara (Hillesheim) Doerfer. When he was nine months old, his family moved to a farm on Fish Hatchery Road, in the town of Fitchburg. In 1951, Robert and his brother, Lloyd, expanded the farm by purchasing a neighboring farm on Caine Road.

Robert attended grade school at the one-room Oakhall School in Fitchburg. He graduated from Oregon High School in 1940, where he earned a letter in boxing. He also graduated from the University of Wisconsin Farm Short Course in 1941.

In 1947, he married Sylvia M. Femrite of Madison in the Little Brown Church in the Vale, located in Nashua, Iowa.

He is survived by Sylvia, his wife 56 years; his daughters, Bonnie (Gerald) Jeranek of Menomonee Falls, Shirley (William) Larsen of Davison, Mich., and Karen Daily of Waunakee; his dear granddaughters, Sharon (Christopher) Studenka of Mount Pleasant, Mich., Julie (Aaron) Handwerker of Appleton, Kate (friend, Brian Dzierzewski) Jeranek of Menomonee Falls, and Jodi Jeranek of Menomonee Falls. He is also survived by his brother and partner, Lloyd Doerfer of Fitchburg; and his brothers-in-law, Nels (Therese) Femrite of Fitchburg, John (Carole) Femrite of Plano, Texas, and Glen (Diane) Femrite of New Glarus; and his sister-in-law, Mary (George) Knepler of Madison; and his nieces and nephews.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; and son-in-law, Stuart Daily (July 25, 2003).

Funeral services will take place on Saturday, Sept 20, 2003, at 1 p.m. at the DOERFER FARM at 1932 Caine Road, Fitchburg. Following the service interment will be in Oak Hall Cemetery on County M, which overlooks the family farm in Fitchburg.

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