The former Doris M. Staab was born on April 28, 1922 on a farm north of Remsen, the daughter of Joseph and Regina (Sudtelgte) Staab. Doris grew up near Remsen, was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church where she was baptized and confirmed and graduated from Remsen St. Mary's High School in 1940. She then attended Samuel's Beauty College in Sioux City and then was employed with Ann's Beauty Shop for a few years. In 1946 Doris moved back to Remsen and married Don Reilly on Oct. 2, 1946 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen. Following their marriage the couple made their home on a farm near Merrill.
Doris was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars, the Christian Mothers' Society and the Catholic Daughters of America.
She enjoyed traveling, bank bus trips and socializing with friends.
Survivors include two sons: Mike Reilly and his wife Jackie of Winfield, Ill., and Chuck Reilly of Broomfield, Colo.; three grandchildren: Shannon of Austin, Texas, Kari of Oakland, Calif., and Jessica of Libertyville, Ill.; two sisters: Helen Wiederholt of Le Mars and Rita Mary Schaaf and her husband Ed of Eugene, Ore.; a brother, Roman Staab and his wife Maxine of Remsen; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Elizabeth Schilmoeller; and a brother, Ervin Staab.
A Mass of Christian Burial wa at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars. Burial was in the Assumption Catholic Cemetery in Merrill.
Visitation was after 3 p.m. Sunday at the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars, where there was a combined rosary by the Christian Mothers and Catholic Daughters at 4 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m.
Pallbearers were six nephews: Jim Staab, Jerry Staab, Pat Staab, Dean Staab, Joe Staab and Ronnie Schilmoeller.