Doris Isolene Gary


Doris Isolene Gary, 93, of Zumbro Falls, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at Green Prairie Rehabilitation Center in Plainview. She was born March 12, 1930, in Oronoco, MN to Floyd and Tressa (Brower) Williamson. On April 30, 1946, she married Reuben Gary in Pine Island.

Doris lived most of her lifetime in the Hammond area. She was employed by Neisner’s at Miracle Mile in Rochester and then at Telex until her retirement. In 1989 Reuben and Doris opened and operated the Hammond Community Center until 2007 as a non-profit organization. Doris enjoyed going fishing, traveling, and spending time watching wrestling. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family and just enjoying life.

Doris is survived by her children, Virginia (Greg) Stevens of Grand Meadow, Donna Rose Siefert of East Palatka, FL, Bonnie Gary and her husband Daniel Klann of Hammond, and Elmer “Fudd” (Cindy) Gary of Plainview; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Cecil Williamson, Paul Williamson, and an infant brother, sisters, Mable Cain and Dorothy Morrill, one daughter, Jean Schwirtz, two granddaughters, and son-in-law Ray Schwirtz.

The funeral service was held on Friday, December 8, at 12 noon at Schleicher Funeral Homes, Plainview Chapel. Burial followed the service at Oronoco Cemetery in Oronoco. Friends and family visited on Thursday, December 7, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Schleicher Funeral Homes, Plainview Chapel, and one hour prior to the service on Friday.