Oct. 7, 1921 - March 26, 2013
ELKHART - Doris L. Bueter, 91, of Elkhart, passed away of natural causes at 5:46 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Eastlake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Elkhart.
She was born in Elkhart on Oct. 7, 1921, to the late George C. and Edna V. (Pearce) Salee.
Surviving are her daughters, Laura (Robert) Replogle of Elkhart, Jane Bueter of Anchorage, Alaska, and Margaret (Jerry) Strock of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; her son, Dennis (Chelle) Bueter of Elkhart; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by a son, Daniel J. Bueter; and a brother, Charles Salee.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the 11 a.m. Monday, April 1, 2013, Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1405 N. Main St., Elkhart. Father Matthew Coonan of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Elkhart, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Rice Cemetery, Elkhart.
Arrangements have been placed under the care and direction of Billings Funeral Home, Elkhart.
Although Doris retired from NBD (now Chase) Bank in 1987, she would say her "real" occupation was mother and homemaker. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Elkhart, for more than 50 years; she volunteered at the church's "Mary's Pantry" for many years and was a member of Elkhart Art League. A very diverse and charismatic lady, Doris was a talented artist, an adept gardener and was able to cook a delicious full meal out of just about anything. She will be best remembered for her love of God and family but also for her dogs and her multitude of stray and unwanted cats that found a loving home with her.