Doris L. Vanderburg-Bloede
March 14, 1924 — Feb. 17, 2018

Doris L. Vanderburg-BloedeDoris L. Vanderburg-Bloede passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Angels-Grace Hospice at the age of 93. She was born in Oconomowoc on March 14, 1924, daughter of Craney (Jake) and Veronica (Smasal) Jacobson.

Doris was married to Otto (Van) Vanderburg and together they owned and operated a dairy cattle business in North Prairie, where they shipped dairy calves nationwide and exported cattle to countries like the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. They also delivered several shipments of dairy cattle to Cuba in 1961, where Doris became the first woman to deliver a load of cattle to Cuba.

Otto (Van) passed away at the early age of 52. Later, Doris married Edward Bloede. He preceded her in death on June 24, 2010. Doris worked for 18 years until her retirement as a registrar and recruiter for the State College of Beauty Culture in Wauwatosa. While working there, she was instrumental in holding the school enrollment at 100 percent. While at the school, she counseled and mentored ladies and men to excel and reach their dreams. In her retirement, she worked for the Department of Aging in Waukesha where she managed the meal site. For 20 years, she volunteered at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Genesee Depot. She enjoyed snow skiing, golf and roller skating in her younger years. She will always be remembered as an excellent cook. Doris was admired by all and touched the hearts of everyone she met, young and old. Most of all she loved family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her son Richard (Kathy) Vanderburg of Niceville, Florida.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Pete (Kathy) Vanderburg of Blanchard, Oklahoma and Stephen Vanderburg (fiancée Julie) of Barnes; her sister Carolyn (the late Doug) Schoenfeld of Oconomowoc; her grandchildren Peter S. II (Debbie) Vanderburg of Bentonville, Arkansas, Billy (Jennifer) Vanderburg of Cape Coral, Florida, Matt (Melissa) Vanderburg of Monroe, Jennifer Vanderburg of Cable and Trever (Melissa) Vanderburg of Superior; great-grandchildren Julyeun, Cody, Jakob, Peter Scott III, Rhett, Samantha, Myah and Temperance; stepchildren Mark (Carol) Bloede and John Bloede, both of Waukesha; step-grandchildren Ashley Bloede, Greg (Rebecca) Bloede, Kirsten (Mike) Steffens and Maribeth Bloede; step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 21, from 9:30 a.m. until the 11:15 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Paul Catholic Church (corner of highways D and 83 in Genesee Depot). Graveside services will follow at St. Paul Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to AngelsGrace Hospice, N74-W35908 Servants’ Way, Oconomowoc, WI 53066.

Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit us online at to leave the family an online tribute message.