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Doris M. Black

April 4, 1918 January 11, 2019
Doris M.  Black
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Obituary for Doris M. Black

Doris Black, 100, Holcombe passed away peacefully on January 11, 2019 at the Cornell Care Center, Cornell, Wisconsin.

Doris Margaret Black was born April 4, 1918 in Conrath WI at the home farm of her parents Peter and Elise (Carlson) Kron. She attended Oakview Elementary school, a one room school in the town of Marshall in Rusk County. Upon completion of eighth grade she attended high school in Holcombe for two years.

On June 15th 1940 she married Albert Sillman at the St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ladysmith. They lived in Ladysmith until the time of his death, March 16, 1945. Doris then moved to Holcombe with their three young children. On September 4, 1959 she married Lawrence Black. He passed away December 21, 1982.

Doris worked in the Lake Holcombe school district as a cook for many years. Then they moved to Burlington, WI where she worked in a bakery. Upon returning to Holcombe after marrying Lawrence, she worked at and later rented Trivoli, which is now known as the Big Minnow. While there she made and sold pizzas, LOTS of pizzas. She cooked at area restaurants for more than 25 years. Needless to say, she was an outstanding cook and baker.

Doris loved spending time with her family and friends. They helped her celebrate her 100th birthday in April of 2018. She also enjoyed crocheting, sewing, gardening, crafting, playing Scrabble, and visiting. She always had the coffee pot on and a treat to share. She often said her coffee always tasted better outside by the lake.

Doris always took everything in stride and made the most of whatever life offered her. She’s left a lasting impression upon everyone who has known her.

Doris is survived by three children, Kenneth (Alice) Sillman of Alma WI, Lois (Eugene) Himes of Owen, WI and Delores (Kenneth) Schulze of Milwaukee, WI, 9 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by three step children Bonnie DeLaney of Grantsburg, WI, Sharon (Harry) Miller, Holcombe, Betty Helland of Burlington WI, 47 step grandchildren, 111 step great grandchildren, 158 step great- great grandchildren, and 4 step great-great-great grandchildren.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents Peter and Elise Kron, husband Albert Sillman, husband Lawrence Black, three sisters: Beatrice, Esther, and Alice, five brothers: Norman, Paul, Kenneth, Raymond and Leonard, three step sons: Don, Lloyd and Billy, one step daughter: Margie and one grandson Jim Schulze.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 12th, 2019 at the Borton-Leiser Funeral Home 220 S. 7th Street Cornell, WI. Inurnment will be in the Holcombe Cemetery. A Memorial Visitation will be One hour Prior to the Service Saturday at the Funeral Home.

The family wishes to express a thank you to the Cornell Care Center for the care Doris received while she was a resident there.


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Visitation

Saturday

12

Oct

10:00 AM 10/12/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/12/2019 11:00:00 AM
Borton-Leiser Funeral Home

220 South 7th Street
Cornell, WI 54732

Borton-Leiser Funeral Home
220 South 7th Street Cornell 54732 WI
United States

Memorial Service

Saturday

12

Oct

11:00 AM 10/12/2019 11:00:00 AM
Borton-Leiser Funeral Home

220 South 7th Street
Cornell, WI 54732

Borton-Leiser Funeral Home
220 South 7th Street Cornell 54732 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Holcombe Cemetery Final Resting Place

State Hwy 27
Holcombe, WI 54745

State Hwy 27 Holcombe 54745 WI
United States
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