Doris J. Espen, 88
June 1, 1928 — Oct. 18, 2016

Doris J. Espen (nee Pabian), 88, of West Bend, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend. Doris was born June 1, 1928, in Manitowoc to the late Reinhardt and Ida (nee Schuette) Pabian.

After graduating from high school in Manitowoc, she worked at Mirro Aluminum Co. until the time of her marriage. On Jan. 22, 1949, Doris married Robert W. Espen at First Reformed Church in Manitowoc. Robert was an executive with Modern Equipment Co. of Port Washington and past president of Miether Bearing Products in Odessa, Texas. He passed away in 2004.

Over the years, Doris was a member of the Odessa, Texas, and the West Bend country clubs. She lived in Manitowoc, Odessa and Horseshoe Bay, Texas.
Doris was a very special person who loved reading and traveling. Above all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by her three sons, David (Antonette) of Flower Mound, Texas, Daniel of Kewaskum and Nathan of Austin, Texas; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Raymond Pabian of Manitowoc; and her grandson, Andrew Espen.

A memorial service for Doris will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Phillip Funeral Home (1420 W Paradise Drive, West Bend) with the Rev. John Bass officiating. Visitation will be Sunday at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until time of service. Inurnment will be at Washington County Memorial Park.

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