Doehling, Donald Henry, 91, of Centennial, CO, passed on August 15, 2023. Born in Surprise, Nebraska, population 237 in 1932 to Walter and Christina Doehling.
Don completed his education at the one room schoolhouse in Surprise. His first job was as a truck driver for Doehling Oil Company. He later joined the United States Air Force in Wichita, Kansas where he met the love of his life Olive Zoe Doehling. After serving time in the military, Don and Olive moved to Colorado and married in 1956 in a Colorado Springs Lutheran church.
They settled in Denver, CO where they began their life together and were blessed with four wonderful children: Terry, Gary, Leslie, and Sandra. The family moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico in 1969 where Don had an exciting opportunity to work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory where he held several lab positions over his 20+ year tenure. Los Alamos proved to be a wonderful place to raise his kids.
Don and Olive retired and moved back to Colorado in 1997 to be closer to family and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in July of 2016. Don adored his children, grandchildren, and their families. He was a faithful follower of Christ and cherished his Lutheran faith. All who have met him remember him as a kind and loving man with a quick wit and keen sense of humor. His high fives, big smile, and love for others will be greatly missed.
Don is preceded in death by his wife Olive Z. Doehling, son Terry L. Doehling, and brother, Edwin Doehling; Don is survived by; Gary Doehling (Olga), Leslie Doehling (Helen), and Sandra Pequette (Ronald), grandchildren; Terry E. Doehling, Steven Doehling (Kara), David Doehling (Amanda), Jenna Woods (Phil), Alexandra Doehling, Luca Doehling, Kyle Pequette (Sabrina) and Annalise Blake (Ryan), great grandchildren; Aubrey Doehling, Riley Doehling, Reagan Doehling, Brooke Woods, Blake Woods and Thaddeus Pequette.
Funeral Service is Thursday, August 24th, at 2 p.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 9300 E. Belleview Ave, Greenwood Village, CO. Donations may be made in Don's memory to St. Peter Lutheran Church