Doris Toczek, 87, of Oak Harbor, Wash., passed away May 23, 2021 in her home after an extended illness.
She was born in Yankton, S.D. to Ernest and Daphine Abelson. She was a graduate of the class of 1951 at Yankton High School. Doris married Don Toczek in Yankton, S.D. on June 28, 1955 and together they had three children.
Shortly after they moved from Yankton to Sierra Vista, Ariz., and then, finally, to Oak Harbor, in 1966. There Don built their home.
While in Arizona, Doris worked from 1961 to 1966 in civil service. Doris resumed her civil service work at NAS Whidbey in 1968. She retired in 1996 as a lead accounting technician after 33 years of service as a federal employee.
She was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Oak Harbor for 55 years. She was very active with the Little Lambs Preschool, Social Ministries and served as the Sunday School director for 32 years. She touched many lives with her generosity and listening ear. She was always there for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Doris is survived by her children Debby Toczek (Nydam) and her husband Jerry, of Moxee, Wash., David Toczek, of Peoria, Ariz., Doug Toczek and his wife Tammy, of Graham, Wash; sisters Mildred Zimmerman, of Yankton, S.D., and Beverly Bence of Sun City, Ariz.; and brother Robert Abelson of Shelton, Wash.
Doris was also grandma to six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials can be made in her name to Concordia Lutheran Church or the North Whidbey Help House.