Gordon M. Dotter, 92, of Merrill, died April 12, 2016 at Pine Crest Nursing Home, Merrill.
Gordon was born August 22, 1923, in the Town of Rock Falls, Lincoln County, son of the late William and Bertha (Zank) Dotter. He married Geraldine Turbin on May 29, 1948, in Irma. She survives. Gordon had worked as a welder for Solar Permanent in Tomahawk for several years. He then took a job at Drott Manufacturing in Schofield, which eventually became J.I. Case Company.
Gordon served on the Tug Lake and Woodland School Boards. He also served as the Town of Rock Falls Clerk for many years. Gordon was a member of St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ, Merrill. He was also a member of the Merrill Lion’s Club. Gordon was a member of the Merrill Silver “M” Club having lettered in high school football in 1940. He received his Diamond “M” this past fall. In his younger years, Gordon played baseball and was the team’s pitcher. Gordon enjoyed making maple syrup, hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Dotter of Merrill; two daughters, Barbara (Jay) Harding and Deanna Dotter both of Merrill; two sons, Jim (Jayne) Dotter of Marshfield and Tom Dotter (Corene Obermeyer) of Merrill; five grandchildren, Beth (Todd) Pehlke of Lake Orion, Michigan, Kyle Harding of Merrill, Kevin (Jessica) Harding of Irma, Adam Dotter of Wausau and Elly (Troy) Hanson of Merrill; and seven great-grandchildren. Gordon was preceded in death by a son, Gary Dotter; his parents, William and Bertha Dotter; and his siblings, William Dotter, Alvin Dotter, Norman Dotter, Grace Call, Elma Dotter and Ruth Dotter.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, April 18, 2016 at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill. The Rev. Kyle Carnes will officiate. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Town of Rock Falls. The visitation will be from 3:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. Sunday and after 10:00 A.M. Monday all at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.taylorstinefuneralhome.com