Elinor J Doffin, age 93, passed away Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at Scott Lake Health and Rehabilitation, Lakeland, FL.
She is survived by daughters Donna Pancini of Arlington Heights, IL, Ellyn (Anthony) Palubin of Bartow, FL, Susan (Raymond) Palubin of Melbourne, FL, and son, Thomas (Brett) Doffin of Royal Palm Beach, FL; 11 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Elmer.
Elinor was born in East Chicago, IN and grew up in Hessville. After her marriage, she and Elmer moved to Crown Point where she became a homemaker and church secretary for St Matthias Parish. After Elmer’s early retirement they moved to Winchester, WI where she again became very active in her church life at St Rita Catholic Church in Presque Isle, the Women’s Club and Friends of the Winchester Library.
Elinor enjoyed sewing, quilting, and especially hosting her children and grandchildren at their cabin on Tamarac Lake for their summer fishing vacations.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, August 6, 2021, at 10 a.m. for viewing at Resurrection Catholic Church at 333 Terrace Way, Lakeland, FL followed by the funeral mass at 10:30 a.m., Fr Blake Britton officiating. Interment will be beside her husband Elmer at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville, IN. Condolences may be sent to the family at Heath Funeral Chapel.
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