Doris J. Wassell, 85
Oct. 2, 1929 -- March 30, 2015

Doris J. Wassell (nee McDonald), 85, of West Bend, passed away peacefully March 30, 2015. Doris was born Oct. 2, 1929, in St. Louis. She married James M. Wassell on May 12, 1956, in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was an administrative assistant for Pepsi Cola for 32 years. Doris enjoyed gardening, cross-stitch, reading, puzzles and spending time with her family and many friends.

Doris was a beloved aunt to Kevin (Heidi) McDonald, Tim (Lisa) McDonald, Brian McDonald, Mike Hughes, Christine (Jay) Tucker, Martha (Dennis) Wilson, David (Chun) Hughes, Richard (Jayne) Hughes, C. Tom (Lori) Hughes, Jim Hughes as well as 30 great-nieces and nephews, and 25 great-great-nieces and nephews with two on the way.

Doris is preceded in death by her parents, Lois and B.D. McDonald; her brother, Tom; her sister, Pat; and her husband, James “Bud” Wassell.

A memorial service for Doris will be held Saturday, April 11, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend). Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, April 11, from 11 a.m. until time of service with the Rev. Darin Wiebe presiding. Inurnment to follow at Washington County Memorial Park.

Memorials are appreciated to The Kathy Hospice and Our Savior’s Church.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Doctors Mooney and Johnstone, the staff at Kraemer Cancer Center for all of their kindness and the staff at The Kathy Hospice, especially her nurses Katie and Crystal for all of the love and support given to her.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or online at