Obit: Ovans, Doris Ann (1933 - 2014)
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Amstutz, Beckerle, Leischer, Murphy, Ovans, Peterson, Reinke, Wegerer
----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 12/24/2014
Ovans, Doris Ann (Leischer) (2 AUG 1933 - 21 DEC 2014)
Doris Ann Ovans, 81, of Janesville, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 at Cedar Crest Health Center.
Doris was born on Aug. 2, 1933 in Chelsea, the daughter of Lester and Rose (Reinke) Leischer.
She graduated in 1951 from Westboro High School. On Dec. 13, 1952, she married David E. Ovans in Prentice. Doris was employed as a cashier at Bishop's Cafeteria in the Janesville Mall for a number of years, otherwise, was proud to be a homemaker. She loved canning and cooking as well as spending time with and cheering on her grandchildren and family in their various activities. She was an avid camper and a longtime member of the Janesville Family Campers.
After David retired, they enjoyed traveling the world and spending winters in Florida. Doris was a longtime active member of First Baptist Church in Janesville where she formerly taught Sunday school and was active as a volunteer, especially with Meals on Wheels.
Doris is survived by her husband, David Ovans of Janesville; three children, Ron (Mary) Ovans of Webster, Minn., Bruce Ovans of Tampa, Fla., and Judy (Chuck) Murphy of Winnetka, Ill.; five grandchildren, Ingrid (Jason) Peterson, Justin Ovans, Maureen (Travis) Beckerle, Connor Murphy, and Ragen Murphy; three great-grandchildren, Hunter Peterson, Brianne Peterson, and Ira Beckerle; and her brother, Mervel Leischer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Rose Leischer; her brother, Bethel Leischer; her sister, Darlene (Leischer) Wegerer; and daughter-in-law, Olivia Ovans.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 28 at First Baptist Church, 3414 Woodhall Dr., Janesville, with Pastor Jerry Amstutz officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Sunday at First Baptist Church. The family is being assisted by Henke-Clarson Funeral Home.
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