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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • Obituary: Doris Sue (Giittinger) Hoth, 84

  • Doris Sue (Giittinger) Hoth, 84, of Nebraska City, formerly of Marion, Iowa, died Nov. 18, 2013, at the Ambassador in Nebraska City. She was born on Feb. 7, 1929, in Nehawka to Fred and Helen (Webber) Giittinger. She graduated from Talmage High School in 1946 and Commercial Extension Business College in March of 1948. She worked for an automotive supply company as their secretary in Omaha.
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  • Doris Sue (Giittinger) Hoth, 84, of Nebraska City, formerly of Marion, Iowa, died Nov. 18, 2013, at the Ambassador in Nebraska City. She was born on Feb. 7, 1929, in Nehawka to Fred and Helen (Webber) Giittinger. She graduated from Talmage High School in 1946 and Commercial Extension Business College in March of 1948. She worked for an automotive supply company as their secretary in Omaha.
    On Feb. 5, 1961, Doris and Eugene Hoth were married at the Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha. They had lived in Lincoln; Bunker Hill, Ind.; and Great Falls, Mont., while Eugene was in the armed services. After Eugene retired, they moved from Nebraska City to Marion, Iowa to be closer to Eugene’s family.
    Doris went to work part time at Petroleum Equipment in Marion. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Marion, Elk’s Lodge #251 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (being named Elk of the Year in 2006-2007), VFW Auxiliary of Cedar Rapids, American Legion Post #298 Auxiliary of Marion, and the Queen Esther Chapter #1 Order of Eastern Star in Nebraska City.  She held many offices and was active in many events, especially those involving veterans.
    In August of 2011, Doris moved into the Morton House in Nebraska City and in October of 2013 she moved in the Ambassador in Nebraska City due to her health.
    Doris was preceded by brother Richard Giittinger, who died in Vietnam in 1967, and her husband in 1984.
    Survivors include daughter Pamela (Jerry) Oneal of Smith, Nev.; grandchildren Tyler Janssen of Hiawatha, Iowa, Jordan Zimmerman of Marion, Crystal Zimmerman of Smith and Zakary Strivling of Smith; great grandchildren Bayleigh Janssen, Elaina Sanders and Isaiah Zimmerman; special niece (daughter of Richard Giittinger) Linda Giittinger Edmonds of Knoxville, Tenn.; local cousins Pat Giittinger, Sally Giittinger, Marvin Giittinger, Dorothea Boardman and Delores Wade; nieces; nephews; cousins; other relatives and friends.
     
    Visitation and family greeting friends will start on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. until service time at Peterson Mortuary.
    A Celebration of the Life will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Peterson Mortuary Chapel in Nebraska City. Burial of ashes will be held at a later date at the Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City.
    Memorials are suggested to the choice of the family.
    Messages of condolence may be emailed to petersonmortuary@hotmail .com.
    Peterson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

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