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Oct. 18, 1930 - June 28, 2017

Doris C. Giblin, age 86 died peacefully surrounded by the love of her family on Wed. June 28, 2017 at Mayo Health System-La Crosse, WI. She had suffered a massive stroke.

Doris was born on Oct. 18, 1930 to Almina & Almore (St. Mary) Heintz, New Albin, Iowa.

She married Ed (Bud) Giblin on Nov. 4, 1948 @ St. John’s Catholic Church in Caledonia, MN.

Doris was an avid homemaker and farmer’s wife who cared deeply for her family, the 100+year old family farm and their many pets.

Her greatest joy was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was also a loyal and loving friend to many over the years.

Doris is survived by her husband, Ed of 68 years; sons Jim (Claudette), Dave (Deb); daughters Diane (Lee), Patty (Don); sister Marian Whitewater; 6 grandchildren, Chad Giblin, Shawn Giblin, Dawn Sears, Dan Wiegrefe, Hillary Grodevant, and Mitch Wampole; 11 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and their cat Sparky.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and brother in law, Elaine and Roy Hartman, and a brothers and sisters in law, Jim Whitewater, Nora & Butch Murphy, Mary Giblin, John & Alice Giblin.

A visitation will be held on Friday, July 7, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. prior to the funeral at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Caledonia.

Lunch will be served at the church after the service. Burial will be at the St. Patrick’s Cemetery , Brownsville, MN

McCormick Funeral Home is assisting the family..

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