Doris Marie Tarnowski
Doris Marie (Bushi) Tarnowski, wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, 84, of Duluth, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at her home in the Lighthouse of Superior.
She was born on Feb. 9, 1929, in Duluth, Minn., to William and Myrtle (Doyle) John. Doris was a Denfeld High School graduate and then was employed as a teller at First American Bank, then a secretary at the Duluth Public Schools until her retirement.
Doris married Earl Tarnowski on Oct. 17, 1953, in Duluth, Minn. She was a member of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church, the Elks Club, Miller Creek Manor Association Board. Some of her hobbies included sewing and crocheting. Spending time with her family was her main focus in life.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, William and Myrtle John; husband Earl; four brothers Bill, Ralph, Bob and Lloyd; daughter Barbara Jane.
Survivors include her children, Philip (Therese), Paula Dunning, Matthew, David (Darla), Sarah (Jim) Parks, Mary (David) Willemarck; her brother, Dick John; her grandchildren, Pat Tarnowski, Tim (Leah) Sarko, Ben (Kelly) Dunning, Emily Dunning, Rose Dunning, Alex Dunning, Ethan Tarnowski, Nathan Tarnowski, Nick Hietala, Drew, Brock, Josh and Justin Parks, Leslie and Nick Willemarck, Ben (Michelle) Johnson, Emily (Josh) Whitebird, great-grandsons, Trenton Dunning and Evan Sarko, great-granddaughters Emma Parks, Lily and Anissa Whitebird.
The family would like to thank the staff of Betty’s Harbor at the Lighthouse for their love, support and special care of our mother.
Visitation: From 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in the Dougherty Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will continue Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Duluth.
Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home.
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