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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • Obituary: Doris Edith Willis, 98,

  • Doris Edith Willis, 98, of Nebraska City died at Morton House Assisted Living in Nebraska City on Jan. 13, 2013. She was born Feb. 11, 1914 at Nebraska City to Henry A. and Katharine (Weible) Hohnroth. She married Eugene Schreiter Oct. 10, 1936 in Omaha. Eugene died May 8, 1968. She married Alvin Willis Oct. 13, 1973 in Nebraska City. Alvin died July 3, 2003.
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  • Doris Edith Willis, 98, of Nebraska City died at Morton House Assisted Living in Nebraska City on Jan. 13, 2013. She was born Feb. 11, 1914 at Nebraska City to Henry A. and Katharine (Weible) Hohnroth. She married Eugene Schreiter Oct. 10, 1936 in Omaha.  Eugene died May 8, 1968.  She married Alvin Willis Oct. 13, 1973 in Nebraska City.  Alvin died July 3, 2003.
    Survivors include daughter Jane Kreifels and husband Bill of Nebraska City; son Jack Schreiter and wife Jerris of Hallam; step daughter-in-law  Marilyn Willis of Nebraska City; grandchildren Derek Schreiter and wife Karen, Craig Schreiter, Kendra O’Brien and husband Patrick, Tammy Kreifels, Jared Kreifels and wife Kaylee, Jordan Kreifels and Aaron Kreifels; step grandchildren Brenda Blair and husband Jim, Michael Willis and wife Sara and Jennifer Murray; seven great grandchildren; five step great grandchildren; sister Ruth Workman of Greely, Colo.; many other relatives and friends.
    She was preceded by her husbands; step son Alan Willis; brother Lester Hohnroth; sisters Irene Patton and Gladys Patton.
    She lived in the Nebraska City area her entire life. She was a rural school teacher in her early years and was a homemaker.
    Doris was recently honored as an 80-year member of the Bethel United Church of Christ.  She was an active member of the church and was a member of the Women’s Fellowship and had taught Sunday School and Bible School.  Doris was a member of A.A.R.P. and attended District 18 grade school before graduating from Nebraska City High School in 1931.  She loved painting, gardening and sewing.
    Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Bethel United Church of Christ with Rev. Rodger Good officiating.
    Pallbearers are Derek Schreiter, Craig Schreiter, Patrick O’Brien, Jared Kreifels, Aaron Kreifels and Jordan Kreifels. Burial is at Wyuka Cemetery – Nebraska City.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Bethel United Church of Christ or Nebraska City Rescue Squad.
    Visitation is 1-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the family greeting friends from 6-7 p.m.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.marshallfuneral.com.Marshall Funeral Chapel of Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.

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