In Memory of George Doriott
George Monroe Doriott "Tiny" lived in Siren Wisconsin until autumn of 2018 when he moved to the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in St. Croix Falls. He died surrounded by family on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at the age of 94, twelve days short of his 95th birthday.
He was born at his family farm on Devils Lake in Webster WI on December 16, 1923 to Frank and Georgia (Connor) Doriott. In later years they moved to a house near Connors Lake. He had 3 brothers, Lavin (deceased), Frank Jr "Jack" (deceased), and Robert.
He graduated from Webster High School and joined the US Army in March 1943. He trained at camps in California, Wisconsin, and Illinois. He joined the Army Corps of Engineers and served in the European Theater in World War II. He participated in the landing at Omaha Beach, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and helped liberate concentration camps.
He met his future wife, Doris Sterling (Siren), after the war and they married on March 28, 1948. Tiny and Doris lived in a home they both built on Larson Lake in Siren WI. He was an employee at the Ford Motor Company until his retirement in 1980. He and Doris were married for 70 years. Doris preceded him in death by 3 weeks.
He enjoyed outdoor activities including hunting, trapping, fishing, wild-ricing, making maple syrup, swimming, camping, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. He was also an accomplished carpenter and woodworker.
Through his mother, he was a descendant of the St. Croix Chippewa Indian tribe.
He is survived by his brother, Robert and Darlean Doriott (Eugene, OR); five children: Candace Doriott (Siren, WI), Sharon Doriott (St. Paul, MN), Beverly Doriott (Siren, WI), Larry and Rosario Doriott (Fishers, IN), Jerry and Vicki Doriott (Eau Claire, WI); grandchildren: Lindsey Prall (Kevin), Scott Parker, Rosario Doriott Domínguez and Ricardo Doriott Domínguez; great-grandchildren Raegan Prall and Dwyer Prall.
Our father enjoyed life and had a quick-witted sense of humor. He was very creative and had a woodworking shop in his garage where he built furniture, decorations and toys for children and grandchildren, many of his own design. He was a great handyman and always ready to help family, neighbors, and others with their repairs and building projects.
He will be missed.
Rest in Peace.