Doris graduated from Cotton High School in 1949 as Valedictorian of her class. She attended Duluth Business School and worked for New York Life Insurance Company.
She met the love of her life, Donald Lane, through friends and cousins. They were married on September 20, 1952 in Cotton Community Church. Together they raised three children and Doris was a stay at home mom in their early years. She worked several jobs as she re –entered the work force, but found her career in the Duluth Public School System as a school secretary. She enjoyed working in several of the elementary schools until her retirement in 1986. Throughout their marriage Doris and Don worked hard making a good life for their family. They built a cabin together on Comstock Lake that the family enjoys to this day. They did everything together and were completely devoted to each other. After retiring, they enjoyed traveling together and spending time at the lake, and socializing as active members of the West Duluth American Legion. In the last decade, Doris particularly enjoyed a renewed relationship with her many cousins on the Preston side, attending several reunions in Cotton.
Doris will be remembered for her loving kindness toward others and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
The family extends their appreciation to Dr. Craig Gilbertson, Ecumen Lakeshore Rehab, and the wonderful staff and residents at Primrose Assisted Living, where she truly felt at home.
She was preceded in death by her parents; dear husband, Donald; and brother, Edgar Milfaith.
She will be greatly missed by her children, Lori (Tom) Hicks of Saginaw, Luanne (Kevin) McMillan of Duluth, and Daniel Lane of Duluth; grandchildren, David (Kassandra) Hicks, Stephen (Brittany Fisher) Hicks, Kyle McMillan, and Samantha (Alex) Youngren; great-grandchildren, Lane, Oliver, Hattie, Maisie, and Tillie; sisters, Rebecca (Donald) Simpson, and Marian (Jeff Braun) James; sister-in-law, Marianna Milfaith; cousins; nieces; nephews; and Kathy Wolter, near and dear to her heart.
Visitation: 10:00 until the 11:00 a.m. Funeral Service Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Bell Brothers Funeral Home, 601 N. 56th Ave. West, Duluth. Interment will be in Oneota Cemetery. Please leave a memory of Doris or words of support for the family at www.bellbrothersfuneralhome.com
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