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Doris Lucille Pruhs Griebel
Doris Lucille Griebel

Mrs. Doris Lucille Pruhs Griebel, 94, of DeWitt, went to be with the Lord Sunday morning, Oct. 29, 2017, at Wheatland Manor Nursing Home in Wheatland.

Born Oct. 31, 1922, to Fred and Ella Roseland Pruhs, Doris was a graduate of Calamus High School. Doris married Darrell Dean Griebel on May 17, 1941, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lost Nation. The couple lived and farmed near the rural Iowa communities of Toronto, Moscow, and Bennett. Her husband preceded her in death Oct. 23, 1996.

Doris was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in DeWitt, and Grace Lutheran Women, of which she served as president. She also served on the Altar Guild and loved helping with Grace's midweek program, and baking cookies for Grace Camp activities. Her faith, family, and friends were of utmost importance to her.

She enjoyed taking care of her family and friends by cooking and baking for them. Doris also would garden, sew, and quilt for her children, grandchildren, and adopted grandchildren. She was known for making her famous Norwegian Kringles, a recipe handed down from her own mother and grandmother.

Surviving are five children, Nola Esmoil of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Darry (Della) Griebel of Fort Myers, Florida, Jim (Kathy) Griebel of Bluffton, South Carolina, David (Linda) Griebel of Tucson, Arizona, and LaRita (John) Kuykendall of Nashville, Tennessee; and 14 grandchildren, LaVonne (Eric) Bluhm, Angela Esmoil, Beth (Steve) Tarnish, Dean (Teresa) Griebel, Wes (Denise) Griebel, Jill (Tomas) Santandreu, Dan (Beth) Griebel, Carrie (Shawn) Harris, Emily (Mike) Peklo, Garnet (Ken) Booth, Grant Griebel, James (Caroline) Kuykendall, Audra (Aaron) Rosenbury and John (April) Kuykendall. Doris had 15 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Doris was preceded in death by her parents, and sisters, Mildred Snyder and Marie Will.

The family will receive relatives and friends at Schultz Funeral Home, 722 Eighth St., DeWitt, from 4 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. A service will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the funeral home. Burial will be at Pine Hill Cemetery in Wheatland.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Dean Griebel, Wes Griebel, Dan Griebel, James Kuykendall, Grant Griebel, and John Kuykendall Jr.

The family extends their special thanks to Wheatland Manor, Maggie's House, and Dr. Steven Fowler for the wonderful care provided to Doris over the years.

Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at schultzfuneralhomes.com

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