Junior’s Mom and Dad

A great friend of our museum, Walter “Junior” Doering entered his eternal rest this past week. I am re-posting a blog written about his parents today in his honor. I have added an update along with several more photos of Junior at the end of this post. Our prayers go out to his family and friends who are grieving his loss.

Walter “Junior” Doering is one of our museum’s faithful supporters.  He lives in Kentucky, but he and his wife often stop by the museum when they are in the neighborhood.  Once a year, he shows up in town for the annual Boehme reunion.

IMG_4468 Walter “Junior” Doering

Today’s post will give the reason that he comes for that event.  A while back, we published a story about Junior’s grandfather titled, Junior’s Grandpa.  Several other posts have referred to people in the Doering family.  Today’s story will start with Junior’s mother, Edna Boehme, who happens to be today’s birthday girl.

However, before I discuss her life, I would like to take a side trip to talk about the history of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and Cemetery in Wittenberg.  Technically, Edna was the fourth child in the family of her parents, Ludwig and Louise (Lottes) Boehme.  Ludwig was a twin, and…

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