Sylvia M. Doerfer, age 85, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Fitchburg. She was born on July 13, 1928, in Madison, the daughter of Nels and Thenora (Springen) Femrite. She married Robert “Bud” Doerfer in 1947, and they shared 56 wonderful years together.
Sylvia enjoyed spending time with her family and friends at the farm. People always looked forward to coming to the farm for her feasts. Sylvia adored her family and was a doting Grandma and Great-grandma. She loved to travel, fish, bowl and go for Sunday drives with Bud.
Sylvia is survived by her daughters, Bonnie (Gerald) Jeranek, Shirley (William) Larsen and Karen (Bill Zander) Daily; granddaughters, Sharon Larsen, Julie (Aaron) Handwerker, Kate (Brian) Dzierzewski and Jodi (Erich Rambo) Jeranek; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Chelsea and Samuel Handwerker; and brothers, John (Carol) Femrite, Glen (Diane) Femrite; and many nieces and nephews.