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Doris Whitmus

Doris Kuehne Whitmus, age 90, passed away Jan. 13, 2024.

Doris was the oldest of six children to Paul Kuehne and Clovie Olson Kuehne. She was born Nov. 29, 1933, in Wolf Point, Mont., and grew up on the Kuehne family farm on Redwater. She graduated from Wolf Point High School.

Doris married the love of her life, Frank Whitmus Jr., on Dec. 6, 1953, in the midst of him being drafted into the U.S. Army. As newlyweds, they were stationed in Colorado and California prior to Frank being sent off to the Korean War.

When Frank returned from the service, they moved back to the Whitmus homestead, where they raised their two children, Steve and Dalinda. In 1966, Doris and Frank purchased the farm from his parents.

Doris was a very kind, compassionate, hardworking, strong, funny, loving and dedicated wife and mother. She was also an amazing cook. If you dropped by the house, you would be encouraged to stay for a meal or at least coffee and a piece of Doris’ baked goodies. She was always there for anyone that was in needed.

Over the years, she wore many hats. She was the first bookkeeper at the First State Bank, a 4-H leader, the treasurer

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