Doris A. Harrison
Doris A. Harrison, 84, of Oakfield, passed
away on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac.
She was born on February 23, 1935, in Fond du
Lac, the daughter of Charles and Neitah Hubbard Balson. Doris attended U.W.
Oshkosh and Ottawa University in Kansas, where she studied to become a teacher.
She also later obtained a Master’s degree in education. She taught 5th grade for 20 years
in the Oakfield School District. Even
after retirement, she kept up with her past students’ achievements, sometimes
saving newspaper articles on them, and being proud of their
She was an active member of the Memorial
Baptist Church in Fond du Lac, with her faith being very important to her. She was a member of the Fond du Lac Area
Retired Educators Assoc.
Since 1959, she has lived on the Hubbard
family farm outside of Oakfield. There
her dream of owning and raising Arabian horses was realized with the
establishment of “Ledge View Arabians”, so named because the farm could be
viewed from the ledge. She readily shared her love of horses with friends and
family- with many people learning to ride a horse for the first time at her
farm. At 84, Doris still went out to
the barn to feed the horses in the morning and enjoyed flower gardening.
She is survived by her daughter, Gloria
Harrison, DVM (Charles
“Chuck” R. Paulsen) of Saukville; two sisters: Donna Spatt of Oshkosh and Diana
Webber of Silvana, WA; her brother David Balson of Fond du Lac; and six nieces
and nephews: Mark Spatt, Michelle Bove, Jolene Summerville, Brian Balson, Bruce
Balson and Brenda Post.
She is preceded in death by her parents;
ex-husband, Robert Harrison; and nephew, Devin Nagy.
Friends may call on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at
Memorial Baptist Church in Fond du Lac
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at
Memorial Baptist Church, with Steve Cornelius officiating. Burial will be at Avoca Cemetery in
Oakfield. A luncheon at Memorial Baptist
Church will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made
to Memorial Baptist Church, 645 Forest Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI 54935.
Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory is
serving the family, www.kurkimachfuneralchapel.com.