Theodore A. “Ted” Doerflinger, age 86, of Saukville, WI died February 17, 2021 at Cedarburg Health Services in Cedarburg, WI.
He was born July 2, 1934 in Cudahy, WI to Joseph and Marie Hodapp Doerflinger. He married Barbara Birler at the former St. Bonafice Catholic Church in Milwaukee, WI on November 13, 1954. They started a family and lived in Milwaukee. In 1969 they moved to Saukville, WI.
Ted worked as a semi-truck driver for various freight transport companies. He was a city driver, so he could be home every night with his family. In 1997 he retired from Yellow Freight.
Ted was an athlete and excelled at track, cross country running, and basketball, for which he won many awards. He turned the passion of playing basketball into coaching, and in 1975 he became the coach for the Immaculate Conception Jr. CYO team in Saukville. For numerous years he shared his love of basketball with many teenagers. He also enjoyed bowling and even won a State Senior Bowling Championship. He loved going “up-north” to vacation, and to participate in hunting and fishing activities throughout the years as well.
Ted really enjoyed socializing and always tried to inspire everyone to have a good time. He had a great sense of fun and humor. He will be missed.
He is survived by his wife Barbara and children Cheryl (Mark) Hauser, Penny (Edward) Augustin, Tad (Patricia) Doerflinger, and Amy Giese. He is further survived by his grandchildren Steven, Matthew, Joseph, Angela, Ryan, Emily, and Erik, great-grandchildren Lucie, Sylvie, and Cooper, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, and 3 sisters.
The Rev. Patrick Wendt will celebrate a Memorial Mass 11 am, Friday March 12, 2021 at St. John XXIII Catholic Parish, Immaculate Conception Church, 145 West Church Street, Saukville, WI. Luncheon to follow Mass at the American Legion Hall, 601 W Dekora St (Hwy 33) Saukville, WI.
Poole Funeral Home / Crematory, Port Washington, Wisconsin assisting the family. Information and condolences available at www.poolefh.com or 262-284-4431.
To Penny, I am so sorry for your loss, you may greive, but in time only the fond memories, will come to you. Your love for your father will always be in your heart.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Goodbye, Uncle Ted. The last surviving sibling of my Grandmother Madeleine Pardun. I so loved and terribly miss the “Family Picinic” every year at Aunt Marions house in Sussex. Some of the best time of my life. Im VERY PROUD TO CARRY THE DOERFLINGER BLOODLINE. Im inspired everyday by my Great Grandpa Joe and Great Grandma Marie, who I had the pleasure of growing up around. RIP Uncle Ted. Give my Grandma a big kiss from me.
Our thoughts and prayers for the Doerflinger family.
Jim and Sue Didier
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