WALNUT – Doris Mae (Hatland) Ganschow, 87, of Walnut died Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Heritage Health in Mendota.
She was born on August 31, 1931, in Walnut, the daughter of Clarence Milton and Blanche Ruth (Johnson) Hatland. She married Gerald Lee Ganschow on September 20, 1953, at the Walnut United Methodist Church. She graduated from Walnut High School in 1949. She earned her nursing degree in Oak Park, Illinois at West Suburban Hospital School of Nursing in 1952. Doris was a school nurse at Walnut Grade School for 25 years and at The Walnut Manor (now Heritage Health) for 30 years.
She was a lifelong member of Walnut Methodist Church. Throughout the years, Doris enjoyed golfing with friends and family, being involved in church circles, and cheering on The Golden State Warriors and Chicago Cubs.
Doris is survived by four sons, Randall (Kathy) of Mendota, Illinois, Jeff (Debbie) of Ennis, Texas, David (Michele) of Waukesha, Wisconsin, and John (Michele) of Smyrna, Tennessee; one daughter, Judy (Jim) Robinson of Pearl City, Illinois; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Mildred (Hatland) Dill of Vallejo, California; brother-in-law, Dean Ganschow of Walnut, Illinois; sister-in-law, Lois (Bob) Brown of Sarasota, Florida; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a sister, Carol Heaton; brother-in-law, Clifford Heaton; sister-in-law, Delores Ganschow; and niece, Roberta LaFrades.
Visitation will be held Thursday, May 23, 2019, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut, Illinois. The funeral service will be Friday, May 24, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the Walnut United Methodist Church. Burial will conclude at the Walnut Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Walnut Fire Department Rescue Squad, the Walnut United Methodist Church, and Walnut July 4th Celebration.