Willis “Willie” Clinton Doering, age 88 years, of Wonewoc, Wisconsin, died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, July 30, 2022.
Willie was born January 29, 1934, in La Valle Township, Sauk County, Wisconsin to Clinton and Maxine (Steffen) Doering. He graduated from Wonewoc High School in 1952.
Born on a farm whose land now encompasses much of Dutch Hollow, Willie used to say that he took to grease more than dirt, which led him to a career in his own small businesses around the area, with filling stations in Union Center, Wonewoc and La Valle.
Many folks around Wonewoc had their cars, mowers, blowers, and tractors maintained and repaired by Willie and he was known for fixing things right and being more than fair with his prices. Willie also bought and sold many vehicles, traveling all over the area and surrounding states to purchase cars and haul them back to sell. He once mentioned that in all the years, he only had one car with a bad transmission…he was good at picking them. He also rebuilt many Model T’s and other cars and tractors which he would show throughout the area at car shows.
Willie raised three great children with his wife, Joan, and lived in the same house on Wisconsin Street for almost 60 years.
He was preceded in death by his Parents and older brother, Marvin Lloyd Doering.
He is survived by his wife Joan (Miller) Doering; his son, Mike Doering (Jan Penshorn) of Wonewoc; daughters, Tami Doering (David Perkins) of Green Lake, and Dawn (Marc) Londo of Baraboo; three grandkids, Teagan Londo, Travis and Ryan and sister-in-law, Myrtle Doering.
No services are scheduled at this time.
The Picha Funeral Home in Wonewoc is assisting with arrangements.