It’s been several weeks since I’ve updated this blog. Three weeks ago I went to Michigan to visit my younger sister and ended up being there for her husband’s final illness. His health had not been good for many years but this summer was especially difficult for him. In the end he succumbed to a hospital contracted staph infection.
My brother-in-law Gene Doerr was a man with a great sense of humor who adored his family, especially his grandchildren. Every time his granddaughter made a good play in her softball games he’d loudly proclaim, “That’s my granddaughter.” He boasted about them all with such pride that one couldn’t help but love him for it.
We shared an interest in books and genealogy and funny stories. He loved golf and spent his past few winters golfing in Florida, an interest that I found puzzling but it was shared by his wife, my sister.
He was a special man and will be greatly missed, not only by his family but by his legions of friends. The thing that made him most special to me was that he made my sister happy.