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Roger John Doran

September 10, 1937 ~ June 9, 2017 (age 79)

Roger J. Doran of Kimball died peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of Friday, June 9, 2017, at CentraCare-Paynesville Hospital after many years of congestive heart failure. He was 79.

 

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017, at the First Baptist Church of Cokato with Pastor Troy Roemer officiating. Burial will follow at the Kimball Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball and one hour prior to the funeral on Thursday, at the church. Memorials are preferred to First Baptist Church of Cokato.

 

Roger John Doran was born September 10, 1937, in Minneapolis to John Joseph and Minnie Estelle (Marshall) Doran. He attended South High School in Minneapolis, and entered the U.S. Navy at age 17. Roger was a gunner’s mate in the Navy. His service included a year at the Naval Air Facility Adak in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska where he worked in intelligence with the U.S. Marine Corps. He served a total of five years, with three years attached to the Marines.

 

Roger married Sheila Tousignant and they had two sons; they later divorced. He married Maxine Johnson on February 2, 1963; he adopted her two daughters, and together they had two more children. They made their home in Minneapolis until relocating to Kimball in 1972.

 

After his military service, Roger became a journeyman bookbinder. He also worked as an electrician, at a dental lab, and he farmed. In retirement, he became a missionary through Amazing Grace Ministries and traveled to state fairs around the country to evangelize.

 

Roger was crazy about the Navy, enjoyed farming, learning, and fishing. He could learn anything from scratch. Roger’s passion was for sharing Christ with others and in leading them to accept Jesus as their Savior.

 

Roger is survived by his wife Maxine of Kimball; children Jean (Anton) Matua of Kimball, Michael (Linda) Delozier of Lakeside, CA, Judy Lindberg of St. Cloud, Kenny (Mary) Delozier of San Diego, CA, Deb (Bill) Thormodson of Hanska, and John (Karen) Doran of Kimball; sister Ruth Ann (Michael) Soltis of Duluth; 14 grandchildren George Matua, Bethany Delozier, Lacy (Richard) Cramer, Michael Moscho, Leah Doran, Andrew and Gabriel Lindberg, Kenny Delozier, Jr., Olivia, Peter, Victoria and Lydia Thormodson, Nicole and David Doran; 2 great-grandchildren Brayden Wozniak and Stella Delozier; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, and infant grandson Nicholas Delozier.

 

The casket bearers will be David, Nicole and Leah Doran, Andrew and Gabriel Lindberg and George Matua. Jan Ostroot will provide the music for the service. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Kimball.

 


 Service Information

Visitation
Wednesday
June 14, 2017

3:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Dingmann Funeral Care, Kimball Chapel
85 N. Main Street
Kimball, Minnesota 55353

Prayer Service
Wednesday
June 14, 2017

7:00 PM
Dingmann Funeral Care, Kimball Chapel
85 N. Main Street
Kimball, Minnesota 55353

Visitation
Thursday
June 15, 2017

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Cokato
395 Broadway Ave N
Cokato, MN 55321

Funeral Service
Thursday
June 15, 2017

2:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Cokato
395 Broadway Ave N
Cokato, MN 55321


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