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Published April 06, 2013, 12:00 AM

Doris V. Milbrandt

Doris Viola Milbrandt, 94, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Parkside Lutheran Home, Lisbon, ND.

Doris was born April 17, 1918 to Henry and Viola (Schroeder) Kranz of rural Valley City, ND. She graduated from Noltimier High School in 1935 and then received her teacher's certificate from Valley City State Teachers College, Valley City. She later graduated from Valley City State University with a degree in Elementary Education in 1972. She began her teaching career in Crete, ND area schools during which time she met and married Ervin Milbrandt in 1942. They made their first home on a farm near Stirum, ND and later moved into Stirum. Doris taught grade school in Stirum and they owned/operated the local grocery store. They moved to Lisbon in 1959 when they purchased Lisbon Standard Service. She continued her teaching career in the Lisbon school system up until her retirement in 1980, completing 26 years of teaching. They also owned/operated Melroe Service Center in Lisbon.

Doris V. Milbrandt

Doris Viola Milbrandt, 94, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Parkside Lutheran Home, Lisbon, ND.

Doris was born April 17, 1918 to Henry and Viola (Schroeder) Kranz of rural Valley City, ND. She graduated from Noltimier High School in 1935 and then received her teacher's certificate from Valley City State Teachers College, Valley City. She later graduated from Valley City State University with a degree in Elementary Education in 1972. She began her teaching career in Crete, ND area schools during which time she met and married Ervin Milbrandt in 1942. They made their first home on a farm near Stirum, ND and later moved into Stirum. Doris taught grade school in Stirum and they owned/operated the local grocery store. They moved to Lisbon in 1959 when they purchased Lisbon Standard Service. She continued her teaching career in the Lisbon school system up until her retirement in 1980, completing 26 years of teaching. They also owned/operated Melroe Service Center in Lisbon.

Doris was an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Lisbon, holding various church offices. She was a prior member of Business and Professional Women's Club and past secretary/treasurer of Lisbon Park Board. She also served on the Lisbon School Board, was a member of ND Retired Teachers and the Birthday Club. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels and Lisbon Area Health Services. She enjoyed golfing and bowling, attending grandchildren's events, and spending time with friends and family, especially summer weekends at the lake.

She is survived and will be missed by her children: Lyle (Judy) Milbrandt, Lisbon; Gary (Linda) Milbrandt, Buffalo, ND; Orville (Kay) Milbrandt, Lisbon; Valerie (Sam) VanTassel, Minneapolis, MN; and Bonnie (Jim) Martin, Fargo,ND; sister Maxine Mehlhoff, Bloomington, MN; 9 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ervin in 1987, brothers Werner Kranz, Fred Kranz, and sister Jean Blanck.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 5:00 - 7:00pm, with a prayer service at 7:00pm at Armstrong Funeral Home in Lisbon. The funeral service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lisbon, Monday, April 8, 2013, at 2:00pm.

Memorials preferred to Redeemer Lutheran Church, Lisbon, ND.

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