Doris J. Jung-Carmichael (nee Messerschmidt), 91 of Jefferson, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at her home.
Doris was born on May 17, 1929 in Whitewater, WI, the daughter of Benjamin and Ruth (Messenger) Messerschmidt. She married William Jung in 1951 and the couple had 3 children and enjoyed 16 years of marriage until he died from complication of an auto accident. She married William Carmichael in 1978 and they were happily married until his death in 2014. Doris valued education and attended both Downer College (now Lawrence University) in Milwaukee and UW-Whitewater, earning both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. She was an elementary school teacher in Fort Atkinson, teaching 3rd and 4th grade and raising her children. Doris loved an adventure and was a world traveler. She was no homebody! She wanted to do ANYTHING but stay home. Her interests included golfing, antiquing, bird watching, and she was a swimming instructor for many years. She was known for her hospitality and deep concern for the people in her life. She made friends everywhere she went. Doris was active her entire life and experienced many struggles and victories, yet always kept a cheerful disposition. She will be missed.
She is survived by: her children Ben Jung of Jefferson, Bill (Chris) Jung of Albuquerque, NM, and Jean (John) Fico of Auburndale, FL; and grandchildren Jamie and Natalie. Doris is also survived by a number of other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, and her sister JoAnn Erdman.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at the Olsen-Gibson Funeral Home of Jefferson with Fr. Tom Coyle and Pastor Amy Waelchli presiding. Visitation will be on Thursday from 10:00AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery following the service.
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