Doris Simpson, age 95, of Wheaton, Minnesota passed away Saturday, August 28, 2021 at the Traverse Care Center in Wheaton.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wheaton with Rev. Cheryl Berg officiating.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 31, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wheaton. Visitation will continue Wednesday morning one hour prior to service time at the church.
Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ashley Bray, Elisabeth Burget, Sara Goche, Kelly VanHorn, Joy Bjordahl, Grant Lichtsinn, Dillon Lichtsinn, Jacob Pederson and Rose Pederson.
Doris Yvonne Gullickson was born May 27, 1926 in Lake Valley Township, Traverse County, the daughter of Adolph Severt Gullickson and Olga Josephine (Olson) Gullickson.
She was baptized July 17, 1926, by Rev Ernest A. Martell at the Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in Wheaton, Minnesota. Her sponsors were Edwin Olson and Alice Olson.
Doris was confirmed in the Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church on June 2, 1940 with Rev Carl Zarr officiating.
She attended Traverse County Rural School District #56 for grades first through fourth and Traverse County Rural School District #39 for grades fifth through eighth. She graduated from Wheaton High School in 1944 as Valedictorian. After high school she attended the Wheaton Teacher Training Department graduating on June 1, 1945. She taught five years in rural schools.
On September 1, 1948 Rev Elder W Jackson officiated the wedding of Doris Gullickson and Ervin Simpson at the G. A. Lutheran Church in Wheaton. Joyce Simpson and Ralph Gullickson were the attendants.
Doris and Ervin made their home in Ortonville where they lived from 1948 until June 1950 when they moved to their farm in Traverse County.
One of Doris’s hobbies was recording family history. Other interests included teaching Sunday School, gardening, yard work and being involved in the Homemakers Club.
Surviving Doris are her husband, Ervin Simpson; children: Morgan (Ann) Simpson of Costa Mesa, CA; Rosann Johnsen of Milbank, SD; Teresa (Dwight) Leininger of Loveland, CO; and Renae (Loren) Pederson of Johnson, MN; grandchildren: Ashley Bray, Elisabeth (Burke) Burget, Sara Goche, Kelly (Corey) VanHorn, Joy (Paul) Bjordahl, Grant Lichtsinn, Dillon Lichtsinn, Jacob Pederson and Rose Pederson; great-grandchildren: Anika Bjordahl, Kiersten Bjordahl, Elise Bjordahl, Johanna Bjordahl, Gretchen Bjordahl, David Bjordahl, Alexis Goche, Brianna Goche, Darin VanHorn, Yavonne VanHorn, Oliver Burget and Elle Burget; her brothers: Ralph Gullickson of Falcon Heights, MN; Raymond (Pat) Gullickson of Bethel, MN; and Clifford (Linda) Gullickson of Albertville, MN.
Doris was preceded in death by infant daughter, JoAnne Simpson; her parents; parents-in-laws: Carl and Rose Simpson; brother-in-law, Gene Simpson; sister-in-law, Eva Mae Strazzabasco; grandson-in-law, Jason Goche; and son-in-law, Gene Johnsen.
Family requests those in attendance wear face masks for the protection of our community. Thank You!
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