Norman W. Doering, age 90, of Jefferson City, died November 18, 2020, at Heisinger Bluffs from complications of COVID-19, and now rests in peace with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
He was born on March 4, 1930, in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Frederick and Marie (Kassing) Doering. He was a 1948 graduate of McKinley High School where he excelled in the varsity football and track programs.
He was united in marriage at Emmaus Lutheran Church in St. Louis on November 12, 1949, to his high school sweetheart, Ruth E. McNeely who preceded him in death on August 1, 2012. Together they built a loving home and reared two sons. He was then married to Madalyn A. Schnieders at St. Andrews Catholic Church on February 1, 2014.
Norman was a cartographer for the Defense Mapping Agency in St. Louis, Missouri, for 36 years starting as a compiler and advancing through the years to Supervisory Cartographer in the Cartography Division Production Office. He retired from this position on April 3, 1985, and with Ruth moved to the Holts Summit area in 1987.
Norman was Chairman of the Crestwood, Missouri, Park Board for three years. He volunteered his services to CORP in the St. Louis County area; was a member of the Missouri Pilots Association, flying blood as needed to hospitals in the Midwest; was a coach and manager of several Little League baseball teams; drove for the DAV for several months; and provided First Methodist Church of Jefferson City with maintenance and cabinet-working projects. He was also a volunteer instructor for computer classes in the AgeWorks Program for senior citizens at Lincoln University. He was employed part time for several years at Tharp Lumber Company.
Norman loved to fish with his two sons. He was also a talented artist who enjoyed painting and woodcarving. In addition, he enjoyed flying his small plane and learning more about computers. He was a loving family man who attended all his sons’ sporting events and in later years enjoyed having fun with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was generous with his time and would lend his considerable expertise helping his sons with various projects around the house.
Survivors include: two sons, Dennis (Nancy) Doering, Lohman; Gary (Kathy) Doering, Windsor, CO; four grandchildren, Julie (Gregg) Kuhlmann, Brad (Stephanie) Doering, Kelli (Brian) Bolger, and Jonathan Doering; five great-grandchildren, Benjamin Kuhlmann, William Kuhlmann, Katherine Ruth Kuhlmann, Caitlyn Bolger and Jett Bolger.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, services are planned for a future date.
Memorial donations are suggested to Calvary Lutheran High School or Salvation Army of Jefferson City. Any donations may be mailed to P.O. Box 95, Jefferson City, MO 65102.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.