Doris M. Oyen 84, of 4889 Asbury Rd., passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Church of The Resurrection with the Rev. Joseph Hauer officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church.
Doris was born on September 12, 1932 in Dickeyville, WI, daughter of Clarence and Bernice (Timmerman) Siefker. On November 20, 1953, she married Eldon Oyen at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Dickeyville, WI. He preceded her in death on November 16, 2011. Prior to moving to Dubuque in 1966, Doris farmed with her husband in the Darlington, Wisconsin area. She was a member of Resurrection Parish for 50 years and a Red Cross volunteer. Doris also served on the Care Review Board of Heritage Manor for 15 years.
Surviving are her children, Scott Oyen of Cincinnati, OH, Kevin (Lynne) Oyen, Bonnie (Rick) Anderson and Larry (Michelle) Oyen all of Dubuque, IA; her grandchildren, Curt (Kim) Oyen, Lesley (Russell) Wise, Brooke and Tanner Anderson, Natalie (Brad) Steuer, Samantha (fiancé’ Tinesh) Oyen and Blake Oyen; her great grandchildren, Kendyl and Cain Oyen and Riley and Isabella Wise; her sisters, Janelda Neis of Dickeyville, WI, Gladys (LaVern) Sindt and Patricia Quade both of Peosta, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eldon; and her great grandson, Brecken Steuer.
If tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not there to see, if the sun should rise and find your eyes filled with tears for me, I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today, while thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say. I know how much you love me, as much as I love you, and each time that you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too. But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand, that an angel came and called my name, and took me by the hand.