Doehring, Lyla Jeanne (Toots), Merrill, Michigan

Passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2011, at the Cartwright Care Center. Age 86 years. The daughter of the late Hazel (Clark) and George Wenzel was born October 19, 1924 in Merrill, Michigan and lived there all of her life. She graduated as Valedictorian of Merrill High School, Class of 1943. She married Lowell Doehring. He passed away in 1997. She was a member of Merrill Wesleyan Church and enjoyed sewing, crocheting and gardening. Surviving are four children and their spouses, Roger Doehring, Merrill, MI; Carol and Maynard Coulson, Saginaw, MI; Wendy and Robert Walker, Hemlock, MI; Yvonne and Ken Blair, Thompsonville, MI; six grandchildren and their spouses, Philip and Laura Coulson; Robert Walker Jr. and his wife, Brandie; Amy and Russ Zumer; Brandon and Shanna Blair; Alicia Blair, Tonia Blair; three great grandchildren, Kasey and Aaron Walker, Rylee Zumer; two sisters and 8 brothers, many nieces and nephews. A grandson, Ryan Coulson and a brother have predeceased her. The funeral service will take place at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, February 5, 2011, at Merrill Wesleyan Church, 3765 N. Chapin Road, Merrill. Rev. Glen A. Pettigrove will officiate. Friends may call at the W. L. Case and Co. Funeral Chapel, 201 N. Miller Road, from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday and then at the church from 3:00 p.m. Saturday until the time of the funeral service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Merrill Wesleyan Church.