Doris M. Nier, 95, of Kaneville, found everlasting peace in her heavenly home after passing away at home, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family, in the early morning hours of Jan. 20, 2013.
She was born March 17, 1917, in Maple Park, the daughter of Amon I. and Cora M. (Gephart) Schroyer.
Doris grew up in Maple Park and attended school in a one-room schoolhouse through eighth grade. She attended Elburn High School until her junior year, when her family moved to Kaneville. She graduated from Kaneville High School with the class of 1933.
On Nov. 26, 1936, Doris was united in marriage to Arnold V. Nier at the home of her parents in Maple Park. They began their new life together in Kaneville and made a lifetime of memories before Arnold passed away in July of 1988.
Doris had a strong work ethic, and she put it to use for 10 years at Furnas Electric.
For most, cooking meals for their family day in and day out can be a chore. Doris cooked for thousands of students at Kaneland High School for 13 years, serving up every meal with a smile. Although she cooked for thousands of students over the years, she enjoyed nothing more than cooking and baking for her family. Doris especially loved baking cookies for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. When she wasn’t spending time in the kitchen, she could be found out in her garden. Arnold and Doris also traveled to nearly every state in the U.S. during their years together.
Doris was a long-time member of the Kaneville United Methodist Church.
She is survived by two children, Karen (Leonard) Heinberg of Kaneville and Myron (Lenore) Nier of Hinckley; five grandchildren, Steven (Stacy) of Hale, Mo., Kimberly (Michael) Paulus of Sugar Grove, Susan (Glenn) Acksel of Elburn, Jeffrey (Cara) Nier of Hinckley and
Mark (Bethany) Nier of Chilton, Wis.; eleven great-grandchildren, Drew Nier, Katie Nier, Chris Paulus, Ben Paulus, Nick Henne, Melanie Henne, Courtney Nier, Alex Nier, Mekenzie Nier, Harrison Nier and Corban Nier.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arnold; one son, Eugene; daughter-in-law, Sharon Nier; and several siblings.
Following cremation, there will be a graveside service held for Doris at Kaneville Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been made in Doris’ name to benefit the Kaneville United Methodist Church. Checks may be made to the “Kaneville United Methodist Church” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119.
Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family at the same address or through www.conleycare.com.