This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Donavon Doerfer, 92 years old, born on February 16, 1929, and passed away on May 13, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Don was born to William and Ethel(Herrington) Doerfer and is survived by son Mark and wife Lori, daughter Julie and husband Mark, 7 grandchildren, and 10 great grand children. He was preceded in death by wife Faith Jeannette Albrecht Doerfer.
He graduated from Capital University and Trinity Seminary, Columbus, Ohio. Served Montra Parish (Emanuel and St. Mark), Montra, Ohio;St. Mark Lutheran, Tallmadge, Ohio, and Grace Lutheran, Hubbard, Ohio.  Upon retirement, served as interim at Zion Lutheran, Loudonville; Mt. Zion, Lucas; St. Mark, Mansfield; Pleasant Valley, Ashland.
Don enjoyed various volunteering opportunities including mission pastor and teacher at Navajo Lutheran Mission Rock, Rock Point, AZ; direct care for Hospice and palliative Care of Greater Wayne Co; region 9 ombudsman; handler of Bucky, therapy dog at several nursing homes and Pomerene Hospital; and both Don and Faith were foster parents for Wayne Co. Children’s Services.
Although as a family we feel the loss, we are all comforted with knowing he is at peace and with mom and we will all be together again one day

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