Doris J. Hoelzen

June 16, 1929 ~ December 23, 2018 (age 89)

Doris Hoelzen, 89, of Burlington, died Sunday, December 23, 2018, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.

Born June 16, 1929, in Neenah, WI, she was the daughter of Earl and Lydia Wilms  Hughes. Doris grew up on a Wisconsin dairy farm.

At age 10, while attending Crescent Lake Bible Camp in northern Wisconsin, Doris accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior.

She graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in journalism. 

Doris was the managing editor of Horse World magazine, a national saddle horse publication, for five years. 

She married Keith A. Hoelzen on January 28, 1956. Together they operated Triple H Ranch, a purebred Polled Hereford operation, for more than 35 years and showed cattle at major shows throughout the United States. 

Doris was a High School teacher in Oakville for two years and realtor for over 30 years.

Survived by son, Hugh, daughter-in-law, Carolyn, and grandson, Jared.

The Graveside Committal Service for Doris will be 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at Aspen Grove Cemetery, with former pastor and family friend, Dean Graber, officiating.  

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for Cedarville University. 

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