Iris A. Doksansky
January 14, 1938 - July 19, 2022

Iris A. Doksansky

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Iris A. Doksansky, age 84, of Fremont
Died Tuesday July 19, 2022 at Providence Place in Fremont

Iris was born January 14, 1938 in Hooper, Nebraska to Alvin and Mercedes 'Mulliken' Christensen. Iris married Richard D. Smith and together they had 3 children. On January 14, 1973 Iris married J.L. 'Dok' Doksansky. She was a bank teller at the Bank of Valley, waited tables and then became the owner of The Cavalier Cafe, Assistant manager at Walgreens Grill, worked at Charleston Inc. and finally Historian at Midland College (now Midland University) for many years.

Iris' community activity included being a Lifetime member of the Historical Society, May Museum docent, Fremont Midland Entertainment Series board member and past president, Volunteer member of Habitat for Humanity. Iris also sang at the tent at John C. Fremont for many years and was a member of the Chancel Choir at UCC church for decades.

Husband - Jean Louis 'Dok' Doksansky of Fremont
Son - Stanley A. (Silke) Smith of Gründau-Rothenbergen, Germany
Daughters - Katherine R. (Chuck) Sanders of Ardmore, OK.
Patricia M. Harris of Fremont
Grandchildren - Shaun Smith of Fremont, Jody Hintz of Fremont, Tara (Jon) Jasinski of Lincoln,
Tom Moissl, Noa Marie Moissl and Nya Lina Smith all of Germany; Will Sanders of Portland, Oregon;
Samantha (Rudy) Wright, Elizabeth 'Liz' Sanders of Texas and Ben Sanders of Ardmore, Oklahoma.
17 great grandchildren
Sister - Valarie Wollen of Elkhorn and Carol Reeg of St. Paul, Minnesota.
Brother - Larry Christensen of West Des Moines, IA.
Many nieces, nephews and friends.

Iris was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Eileen Musbach and Rochelle Sherper, brothers-in-law Tom Wollen, Don Sherper and Alan Musbach; sister-in-law Linda Christensen and son-in-law James Harris.

There is no viewing but the family will be present from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday, July 26 at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel to receive friends. The memorial service will be 10am, Wednesday July 27 at the Fremont First United Methodist Church in Fremont. Pastor Jill Harmon will officiate. Burial will follow in Ridge Cemetery. A memorial fund will be established at a later date.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Family present 6-8pm
Ludvigsen Mortuary - Fremont
1249 E. 23rd St.
Fremont, NE  68025
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Memorial Service
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Fremont First United Methodist Church
815 North Broad Street
Fremont, NE  68025
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Ridge Cemetery
1761 West Linden
Fremont, NE  68025
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  1. Patti Nelson Smith
    It is hard to put words together to convey our condolences. Iris was one of the warmest soles with a heart of pure gold.
    Wanted so much to come in person, but Dad and I are both recovering from recent COVID cases. Serious Hugs to everyone, Doc and Stan especially as it has been so long. Much Love to everyone!
  2. Phillip Carter
    So sorry to hear about this loss. Iris always carried a smile and willingness to serve those around her. Grateful I had the opportunity to have met her and worked with her. Prayers for her family.
  3. Nancy Christensen Larsen
    Thoughts and prayers go out to Iris's family. So sorry for your loss!
  4. Mark & Renie Kula
    Doc and family,

    Our sincerest sympathy. Our family and your family have known each other for many years. We have fond memories and will always remember the unselfish help you all gave to our mother after our father passed away. Iris will be missed, but always be remembered for the loving person that she was.

    Mark and Renie Kula
  5. Eileen Thornburg
    Dear Doc, Patricia, & family,
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    I was a co-worker of Iris’ & she so enjoyed her job. She was devoted to Midland/Library & processed items for the archives. What a huge task & she realized the importance of preserving history.
    She was talented & loved her family.
    May you share many happy memories.
    My sincerest sympathy,
    Eileen Thornburg
  6. Jerry A Mulliken
    My condolences to the family. I miss her newsy family emails and commentary. May her spirit be with all of us that knew her.

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