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Edmund L.


  •  MEMORIAL VISITATION: Thursday, April 22, from 9am-11am at Heritage Funeral Home (6615 W. Oklahoma Ave.)
  •  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, April 22, 11:30am at St. Gregory the Great Parish (3160 S. 63rd St.)


Doelger, Edmund L.

Born to Eternal Life April 7, 2021 at the age of 95. Beloved husband of the late Geri. Loving father of Eric (Susan Kane), Kurt, Joel (Jean Kebis), and Amie (Pete) McCoy. Dear grandfather of Nick, the late Darcy, and Ashley Doelger, and Sean (Alyssa) and Casey (Cole Collins) McCoy. Great-grandfather of Lily and Oliver McCoy, and Charlotte Collins. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.


Memorial visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, April 22, from 9 AM – 11 AM. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Gregory the Great Church (3160 S. 63rd St.), at 11:30 AM. Inurnment at Forest Home Cemetery.


Edmund was a founding member of St. Gregory the Great Church where he was part of the church choir and the Holy Name Society. He also spent his time volunteering at St. Vincent DePaul, helping the sick and AIDS patients, and donating blood.  Ed also had a well-deserved reputation as an excellent dancer. If there had been an award for ‘world’s most sociable person’ he certainly would have finished in the top ten. Known for his sense of humor, he loved being with and connecting with people.  In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to the Legacy Hospice Foundation


  1. Kelsey Franckowiak April 11, 2021 at 12:48 am - Reply

    I’ll always remember Ed for his amazing personality and friendliness. He was always so kind and I loved seeing him at my job. I will miss him a lot and my prayers go out to the family.
    – CNA at the Regency

  2. Julie Kane April 11, 2021 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    I am so grateful that I got to meet Ed because of my sister marrying into the Doelger family. He was a gentleman and so much fun to be around, one of the last of The Greatest Generation . Deepest sympathy to all of his loved ones.

  3. Dean Milano April 11, 2021 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    And I see his sense of humor has been mentioned. I totally agree, as even when I was a kid I was surprised that an actual adult could be so funny! And my wife was always thankful he danced with her at our wedding when I was so busy playing bass with the band onstage. Ha!

  4. Karen walden April 12, 2021 at 11:56 am - Reply

    Eric, I’m so sorry at the loss of your father. He sounds like a gem of a man and you were lucky to have him for 95 years but that doesn’t mean you’re not going to mIss him like crazy. These important people in our lives stay with us forever. Harold and I send condolences to you and your family along with healing prayers. Love. Karen

  5. Ken Osypowski April 13, 2021 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    I had the priveledge of working with Ed for many years at Miller Brands Distributing in Wauwatosa. Ed was always an extremely positive and caring individual. He possessed a quick wit and really enjoyed displaying it at every opportunity.
    I’m so sorry to hear that he’s passed.
    My condolences to all his friends and family..

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