Doris Mae Hetke
Doris Mae Hetke passed peacefully at her home in Boyd, Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the age of 80.
Doris was born Aug. 24, 1940, in Chippewa Falls, the daughter of Claude and Barbra (Hakes) Barquist.
She grew up in the Bateman area, and later resided in Boyd.
Doris was a member of the Baptist church and later on in life, she studied the Bible faithfully on her own.
She was a homemaker for the majority of her life. She loved to cook, bake, make crafts, plant gardens and sew. Doris loved to share and teach many of these traits to her family and friends.
Doris loved raising animals of all sorts, and was very close to each and every one of them. She also had quite the green thumb for house plants. She could nurture any plant back to life with a little extra love.
One of Doris’ favorite things in her later years, was to sit with family and friends, while enjoying a cup of coffee and talking about the good old days. She has shared many stories, which will be kept close to the hearts of her family and friends.
A special thanks to all those who provided care to Doris during her battle with cancer. There were so many special people who reached out and touched Doris’ heart, and supported her family. We will be forever grateful.
She is survived by her son – Nels (Tabatha) Peterson, Cadott; her daughter-in-law – Kathy Peterson, Chippewa Falls; her stepchildren – Bonnie Boro, California, Tami Hetke, California, Patricia (Kenneth) Zickefoose, Cadott, Sherry Brisina, Washington, Donald Jr., Chippewa Falls, and Robert Hetke, Eau Claire; brothers – Claude (Jelaine) Barquist, Rock Dam, and James Wood, Chippewa Falls; sister – Carol Hedrington, Eau Claire; seven grandchildren; many stepgrandchildren; stepgreat-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband – Donald Hetke; mother – Barbra Wood; father – Claude Barquist Sr.; sons – David Peterson and Roger Gavin; stepdaughter – Donna Karlen; brothers – Richard Barquist and Albert Hakes; sisters – Betty Barquist and Donna Witkus; and special cousin – Edwin Dierich.
Because of the pandemic, a celebration of life in honor of Doris, will be held at a later date.
Leiser Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Cadott, is assisting the family.