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Mildred 'Middy' M. Doshan

Mildred “Middy” Marie Doshan, age 90, resident of Brainerd, passed away Jan. 12, 2011, at Good Samaritan Society Bethany. Mildred was born in Brainerd on Oct. 18, 1920, to Victor and Hulda (Bloom) Johnson. She was a 1938 graduate of Washington High School.  Mildred was united in marriage on Dec. 17, 1938, to Joe Doshan of Ironton, Minn.

Mildred was a member of First Lutheran Church. She loved to read and at one time had probably read most of the books from the Brainerd Public Library. She somehow, with love and care, managed to raise seven children who will sadly miss their mom.

She is survived by her children, daughters, Joanne Johnson and her husband, Bob, of Brainerd, Vicki Cison, of Eden Prairie, Minn.; sons, Daniel Doshan and his wife, Janet, of Brainerd, John Doshan and his special friend, Elsie Pescador, of Orlando, Gary Doshan and David Doshan, both of Brainerd; 12 grandchildren, Karen, Randy, Steven, Melissa, Scott, Amanda, Chelsea, Craig, Brent, Kelly, Catie and David; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brother, Robert (Bobby); sister, Ruth Johnson; son, Joseph Doshan; and her special granddaughter, Lena Doshan.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at Bethany Chapel, 804 Wright Street, Brainerd, with Pastor Kristin Oltmann officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services.

Arrangements by Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd.