Merrill G. Dohrman

Date of Death: Jun 20, 2020
Merrill G. Dohrman

1941 - 2020

Merrill G. Dohrman, 79, of Waupun, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, June 20, 2020 at his home.

Merrill was born April 13, 1941 in the village of Brownsville, the son of Vernon and Ruth Ebelt Dohrman. Merrill attended grade school at St. Paul’s Lutheran School and graduated from Mayville High School in 1959. On February 16, 1961 he married Alyce Wildeman at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Brownsville. On March 29, 1980 he married Jeannine Kraft at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waupun. Merrill was an active member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church and served many years as an usher and held many different financial positions. He was a member of Waupun Lion’s Club. He also enjoyed golfing, traveling, playing cards, sudoku, and was an avid Brewer and Packer fan. Merrill started working at International Paper in Fond du Lac in 1960, was promoted to supervisor in 1969, and continued to enjoy his work for 43 years. After retirement he worked part-time driving taxi for Brown Cab in Waupun. Merrill served with the Army National Guard, being called up to active duty at Ft. Lewis, WA.

Merrill is survived by his wife, Jeannine of Waupun; a son, Jeffrey (Linda) Dohrman of Elwood, IL; a daughter, Shari (Mike) Roush of Buffalo, WY; a step-daughter, Stephanie (Steve) Tolzman of Fond du Lac; grandchildren: Jessica (Adam) Vaisvilas, Jeanell Dohrman, Richard Roush, and Amber Roush; step-grandchildren: Ryan Krings, Nate Krings, Jason Young, Justin (Ashley) Young, Christina Luther, and Luke Tolzman; great-grandchildren: Sophia, Alexandria, Tesa, Alydia, Addyson, Lincoln, Jeremy, Jaylyn, and Jacob.

Merrill was preceded in death by his parents.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Wednesday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 5-7 p.m. and Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Private family services

Private family services for Merrill Dohrman will be held Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waupun with Rev. David Cooper officiating.


Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun with American Legion Post 210 presenting military honors.

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  1. Jeannine Paul Says: June 23, 2020 at 8:13 am

    Dear Jeannine and Family – this loss will be so painful for so long -but– eventually your emotions and spirit will comes together. Your raw grief will turn more to God and the blessings being a Christian provides for we who are left behind. He was a good husband ad a fine Christian man. God bless you and provide comfort at this time. Love, from another Jeannine (Paul)

  2. Mary Wildenberg Says: June 23, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    Dear Jeanine & family! So very sorry to hear about Merrill! I’m sure going to miss him at our breakfast get together! I can’t help but think he’s in a better place but that doesn’t make it any easier. They say time heals but it seems to take longer than you think it should! Hang in there.
    Ellie Fritz sends her love, too. She’s not online at all but wanted to send her condolences!
    Take care & know I am thinking of you! Hope to see you at breakfast again! Sincere sympathy! Mary

  3. Joseph Godina Says: June 25, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    Merrill is a great guy.he was fair.i liked working with him in the shipping department.goodbye Merrill.

  4. Kevin Cardinal Says: June 26, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Merrill was a great person. I worked with him at IP for many years. He will be missed and remembered fondly. Condolences to Jeannie and Merrill’s entire Family.

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