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William R. Doberstein Sr.

William R. Doberstein Sr. William R. Doberstein Sr.


William R. Doberstein Sr., 81, of Ogema, passed away on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 at Deerview Meadows, under the care of Hope Hospice. A private family graveside service will take place at a later date. William was born on Dec. 27, 1937 to Randolph and Dagmar (Olsen) Doberstein in Medford. He attended Holway schools and Medford High School. After school he enlisted in the Marines and served at Camp Pendleton. He married Marie A. Ross on Oct. 1, 1960 and together they raised five children. Marie preceded William in death on Jan. 6, 1995. He later married Lucille M. Williams on Feb. 20, 1998 and she survives.

William worked in the Milwaukee area at GM Automotive. He then worked road construction throughout Wisconsin. He later worked for Weather Shield until his retirement. In his spare time William enjoyed hunting, mowing lawn and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his wife, William is survived by his five children, Dawn Lungstrom, Natalie Nowak of Stevens Point, Bill (Susie) Doberstein Jr., John (Heidi) Doberstein and Roxann Neubauer, all of Medford; one step-child, Tracey Rohde of Ogema; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild with another on the way; four step grandsons; and one sister, Mary (Ronny) Miller of Unity.

William was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Marie.

Memorial donations in William’s name may be given to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.

Hemer Funeral Services of Medford and Rib Lake have been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at

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