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Susan K (Ring) Doerr

October 1, 2017

The Piano Brothers

Susan K. (Ring) Doerr, 64, formerly of Bernard, Iowa passed away on Sunday, October 1st, 2017 peacefully in the comfort of her only daughter’s home with the ones she loved most by her side.

Per Sue’s wishes, she will be cremated. A private memorial gathering for close family and friends to celebrate her life will be held at Leisure Lake where she lived for many years. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road is assisting the family.

Sue was born on March 5, 1953, the daughter of Robert Ring and Virginia Hubbard. Sue went to St. Patrick’s Catholic School and Dubuque Senior High School. In later years, Sue went to NICC to study social work.

She had numerous jobs throughout her life, favorites being a blackjack dealer at two Dubuque Casinos and also being a waitress. Sue always led a simple life, never having, needing, wanting or asking for much. It would always be the little things in life that gave her the greatest joy.

Sue enjoyed being outdoors and fishing, playing cards, bingo, music, karaoke, dancing, going to the casino, and watching sports. Her favorite teams were the Chicago Bulls and Cubs. She has a special love for animals, especially dogs. Most importantly, she loved to spend time with family. She loved meeting new people and loved to talk, the conversations always included bragging about her two grandsons that she was so proud of and adored with all of her heart. Nieces and nephews were a huge part of Sue’s life from their childhood to adult life. They were very special to her and spending time with “Aunt Suzi” was always a good time.

The mother and daughter bond that Sue and Brenda shared can never be broken. Not a day went by without a phone call, usually multiple calls a day. The conversations and time spent together will be missed greatly but the fact that Sue will not suffer or worry anymore will help. She will be happy to be reunited with those that have passed before her.

Those left to cherish her memories include, her daughter, Brenda (Ryan) Duvè; grandsons, Douglas and Evan; step father Herman Motsch; special friend Robin Bass; siblings, Linda (Don) Slattery, Barb McDermott, Dan Ring, Wayne Ring, and sister-in-law Sandy Ring, along with several wonderful nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father Robert Ring; her mother Virginia Motsch, her grandmother Evelyn Hubbard, her brother Randy Ring and a nephew Tim Slattery

The family wishes to thank Unity Point Health, Finley Hospital, and Hospice of Dubuque for their wonderful care; a special thank you to her family and friends especially Laura, Don, Gerlie, Stacy and Angie and the entire Schultz Family Dentistry Team for all their compassion, love and support.  


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