Doris Mae Kirschman

Doris Mae Kirschman, 88, Bismarck, N.D. formerly of Regent, N.D. moved from her earthly home to her heavenly home Oct. 31, 2012 with her husband at her side.

Posted 11/09/12

The Herald

Doris Mae Kirschman, 88, Bismarck, N.D. formerly of Regent, N.D. moved from her earthly home to her heavenly home Oct. 31, 2012 with her husband at her side. Cremation has taken place and a private family celebration of her life will be scheduled for a later date.

Doris was born May 1, 1924 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the youngest daughter of Louis and Anna Maria (Nestor) Benkie. After completing her education, she worked for the Alberta Provincial government as a secretary, first in the Public Works Department and then for the Attorney General’s office.

She was united in marriage Jan. 11, 1946, to Fred C. Kirschman in her childhood church, Central Baptist, in Edmonton. They moved to Fred’s rural home in Wagendorf Township, Hettinger County, N.D. Eventually moving to the home Fred built in Regent, N.D. Together they raised their family and enjoyed the extended family, friends and community that surrounded them. Doris became a naturalized citizen Aug. 24, 1949.

After Fred retired in 1973, they moved to Bismarck. In August of 2010, they joined the retirement community at the Edgewood Vista where they have enjoyed the carefree living and formed many good friendships.

Celebrating her life are her husband, Fred C., Bismarck, N.D.; her children, Kimm (Ron) Schmitt, Jocelyn (Wynn) Juran, Juliette, Jason (Etta) and Kyle; her son-in-law, Robert (Nita) Thompson and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Damien (Janey) Schmitt, Sara and Lindsey; Jared (Angela) Schmitt; Tenley (Jeff) Kanwischer, Brendan, Clare, Dane and Eleanor; Whitney Thompson; Kortney Thompson; Reier (Whitney Jo) Thompson and Tripp; Drew (Jamie) Smith and Ethan; Jennifer (Tim) Jablonski, Lili and Andrew; Kali (Matt) Stamp; Reid Kirschman; Hailey Kirschman and Makaio Bloom; as well as many members of her extended family and her friends.

Welcoming her to her heavenly home are her son, Timothy, her daughter, Jerrolyne, her Mom and Dad, her brothers, John and Donald and her sisters, Adeline and Elsie.

The family wishes that if you care to remember Doris in any way, please make a donation to your favorite charity in her name.

Bismarck Funeral Home, Bismarck, N.D. was in charge of arrangements.

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