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  • Obituary: Doris E. Windels, 95

  • Doris E. Windels, 95, of Syracuse died Nov. 22, 2013 at the Syracuse Community Memorial Hospital. She was born on May 19, 1918 to Neil and Ethel (Rodaway) Wyatt in rural Unadilla.
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  • Doris E. Windels, 95, of Syracuse died Nov. 22, 2013 at the Syracuse Community Memorial Hospital. She was born on May 19, 1918 to Neil and Ethel (Rodaway) Wyatt in rural Unadilla.
    She attended District 108 rural school and graduated from Unadilla High School in 1936. After attending Peru State College and receiving a teaching certificate, she taught in rural school until 1968. She then took a position as a first grade teacher in Syracuse.
    Doris married Virgil Windels on Aug. 28, 1942. She was a 4-H leader, enjoyed the neighborhood card club and was a member of First Lutheran Church Faith Circle.
    Her hobbies were sewing, flowers, collecting antiques and china paintings. Doris was also a member of several painting clubs, with the last one being Lincoln Prairie Painters.
    Doris is survived by son Virgil (Jean) Windels Jr. of Las Cruses, N.M.; daughter Claretta (Gerald) Royal of Palmyra; grandchildren  Susan (Tim) Steward, Diane (Jessie) Humm, Joann Huenink, John (Becky) Windels and Jeffrey (Zeppelin) Windels; great-grandchildren Tanya Steward, Erin Steward, Brian Bruggeman, Hannah Huenink, Henry Huenink and Avrie Windels; sister Elda Bolt; and brother Glen (Susie) Wyatt.
    She was preceded by husband Virgil.
    Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church (North Branch) with burial in the church cemetery.
    Visitation is Monday, Nov. 25, until 7 p.m. with family greeting friends from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home in Syracuse.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Syracuse High School Dollars for Scholars.
    Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home, Syracuse, is in charge of arrangements.
    Condolences can be expressed at www.fusselmanallenharvey.com.

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