Donald F. Docter, 75, of Royal Oak, formerly of Berkley, died Jan. 28, 2008. He was born Sept. 26,1932, in Southfield Township, Mich. Mr. Docter served the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Laudra J. Collins Feb. 11, 1953, in Berkley. He was a Royal Oak resident for 55 years. Mr. Docter is survived by his wife of 55 years, Laudra; his children, David (Beth) Docter of Royal Oak, Allen Docter of Royal Oak, Gary (Nancy) Docter of Goodrich, and Daniel (Nichole) Docter of Hazel Park; his eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 W.12 Mile Road, Berkley, is Wednesday, 2-9 p.m. Mr. Docter will lie in state at Berkley Community Church, 2855 Wiltshire, Berkley, Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service, 11 a.m. Rev. Peter S. Carlson will officiate the funeral. White Chapel Cemetery in Troy will serve as Mr. Docter's final resting place. Memorial contributions may be made to Berkley Community Church. Share your memories of Mr. Docter at www.sawyerfuller.com.
Published in The Daily Tribune on January 29, 2008.
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