James “Jim” Lee Doerr of Caro, age 65, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at his home. Jim was born October 29, 1953, in Cass City, the son of the late Jack and Irene (Guinther) Doerr. He was united in marriage with the former Brenda Kay Vollmar on June 23, 1979, at St. Pancratius Catholic Church in Cass City. Jim was employed as the activity director at the Tuscola County Medical Care Community for 27 years, created the “Tree of Life” at the entrance to the facility, and eventually retired from Medilodge in Cass City. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, and enjoyed sewing, his flower gardens and collecting crocks for his flowers, fishing, when he could, feeding “his” birds and taking care of “his” cat.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Brenda Doerr of Caro; one daughter Sadie Garza, and her husband, Andrew, of Caro; three grandchildren: Willow Grace, Magglio Wesson, and Harrlo Victoria, all of Caro; and one brother, Michael Doerr of Bay Port. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by one son, Levi Doerr.
A time of remembrance will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2019, at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home in Caro with Pastor Arnold Burger leading the service. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the James Lee Doerr Family Discretionary Fund, c/o Brenda Doerr, 205 West Sherman Street, Caro, MI 48723. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at www.RansfordCollon.com.