Doris W. Traiser passed away peacefully October 6, 2021, at Christian Community Home of Osceola, WI.

Doris was born May 11, 1928 to Fred & Zeatta (Schmidt) Kluss at home in East Farmington, WI. She attended grade school at Oak Knoll Country School and graduated from Osceola High School.

Doris married Howard Otto Traiser on October 9, 1947. They lived in St. Paul on White Bear Avenue before moving to their farm in 1950.

Doris was a hardworking, determined farm wife, filling her home with the great smells of home cooking. She tended a huge vegetable garden & many flower gardens and helped on the farm milking cows, raising chickens, throwing hay bales & many other tasks. She was a beautiful seamstress, making a lot of clothes for her family.

Howard & Doris enjoyed many good times with friends & family celebrating birthdays & many good games of pinochle. Always a highlight, with a lot of good laughs. Each year they tried to take a trip in the fall to celebrate their anniversary.

In retirement, Howard & Doris were a team making wooden crafts & especially the rocking horses for grandchildren and friends that Howard made & Doris painted.

Doris was a dedicated, faith-filled woman of Zion Lutheran Church, where she was baptized, confirmed, married & buried.

Doris is survived by her children, Robert Traiser (Lonnie Hess), Jan (Dennis) Cottor, Mary (Randy) Demulling, & Nancy Dorr. Grandchildren, Mike Traiser, Kristin (Ryan) Peterson, Kelly (Dan) Meyer, Jason Cottor, Scott (Jessica) Demulling, Char (Jordan) Hanson, Kate (Justin) Duerksen, Kara (Josh) Brobeck & Todd (Kiris) Dorr and 14 great-grandchildren. Doris is also survived by her sister, Helen Jorgenson & sister/godchild, Karen Willey.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Traiser, her parents, Fred & Zeatta Kluss, brother, Irvin Kluss, sisters, Irene Johnson & Iris Harris.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 am, Monday, October 11, 2021 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Farmington with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment took place in the Oak Grove Cemetery, East Farmington, WI. Condolences may be expressed online at

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