Barbara Jean Doan

Barbara Jean Doan, 66, of Bradenton, FL,
died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in Bradenton.

Barbara was born May 5, 1948 in Beaver
Dam, WI the daughter of Ewald and Florence (Vant Hoff) Zurbuchen. Barbara graduated
from Waupun High School in 1966 and continued her education at Mercy Hospital
School of Nursing in Oshkosh, receiving her Registered Nurse Diploma. On
September 6, 1969 she married Allen Doan in Waupun. Barbara was employed at
Moraine Park Technical Institute for 14 years where she was a nursing
instructor, she also taught nursing classes at the Waupun Prison.  Her career also included working as an
Assistant Director of Nursing, Staff Development Coordinator, and Risk Manager
at several health facilities, most recently at Westminster Towers in Bradenton,


While residing in Waupun, she was a
member of Emmanuel Reformed Church where she and Allen were Junior Christian
Endeavor Leaders. She also taught Sunday School and was the Sunday School
Superintendent. In 1987, Barbara, Allen, and family moved to Bradenton, FL. As
a member of Bradenton Christian Reformed Church, she was a member of its
Fellowship Committee and worked with the Bantu Refugee Ministry. She was a Solve
House (unwed mom’s ministry) volunteer. She and Allen were also foster parents
to Jonathan Jermaine Smith for five years. Barbara was a current member of
Cortez Road Baptist Church in Bradenton. Barbara treasured and loved her
family. She enjoyed traveling and photography, and had a large mug collection
from her travels to Europe and the USA.


is survived by two sons: Gregory Allen Doan of Bradenton and Matthew Allen
(Christine) Doan of Orlando; a daughter, Dr. Jennifer Ann Doan of Orlando; her
parents, Ewald and Florence Zurbuchen of Bradenton;
sisters-in-law, Trina (Ted) Boersma and Marlys (Stanley) Neevel of
Waupun, and Marcia (Jim) Fritz of Beaver Dam; nieces and nephews, Jess,
Ben, Josh, and Savannah Boersma, Brent, Dana, and Charlie Neevel, and Andy and
Abby Fritz. 

Barbara was preceded in death by her
husband, Allen Dale Doan; a son, Jeffrey Allen Doan; father-in-law, Robert
Doan; mother-in-law, Maxine Doan Keach; and step-father-in-law, Jefferson


Funeral services for Barbara Doan will be
held Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Emmanuel Reformed Church in
Waupun with Rev. Cal Vande Zande officiating. Burial will follow at Forest
Mound Cemetery. Friends and relatives of Barbara Doan may call on the family on
Friday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun and on
Saturday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.


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