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Doris A. Selchert

August 7, 2018

Doris A. Selchert, 89 of Dubuque, Iowa passed away at home with her family by her side on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 10, 2018 at Saint Anthony Catholic Church with Rev. Steve Rosonke officiating. Entombment will follow at Mount Olivet Chapel Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory 2595 Rockdale Road.  

Doris was born in Dubuque, Iowa on April 29, 1929, the daughter of Joseph V. and Rita V. (Wiedner) Schuler. She married Russell J. Selchert on August 13, 1949 at the Church of the Nativity, he preceded her in death on September 22, 2003. 

Doris was a homemaker, who later in life volunteered her time at Ennoble Manor and the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. She enjoyed embroidery and was especially proud of the quilts she made for each of her grandchildren. She also enjoyed her time as a singer with the Sinsinawa Singers. Her family was very important to her, and the annual trolley ride at Christmas time made for wonderful memories, thanks to her. Our beautiful mother will be dearly missed. 

She is survived by her three sons Steve (Judy) Selchert, of Dubuque, Robert (Cindy) Selchert, of Aberdeen, Maryland, and John (Chris) Selchert of Dubuque; her five daughters Kathie (Randy) Thor, of Cuba City, WI, Marilyn (Don) Steinhoff, of Cuba City, WI, Sharon (Dennis) Sweet, of Louisburg, WI, Jacque (Pat) Engling, of Dubuque, and Carrie (Joe) Mauss, of Sioux Falls, SD; daughter-in-law Arlene Selchert of Horicon, WI; 24 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, 16 step great grandchildren; and a sister-in-law Luella Schuler, of Waterloo, IA. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Larry Selchert; a granddaughter, Jodi Metcalf; and a brother, Jim Schuler. 

A Doris Selchert memorial fund has been established.

The family would like to thank the residents and staff of Sunset Park Place for all the friendship, care and compassion they showed to Doris during her time there, especially Kathy Lansing and Sue Mills.  She truly considered it her home.

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