Doris Park

A celebration of life for Doris Park, 72, of Wellman will be held Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. at the Peterseim Funeral Home. Doris Park died Friday, July 6, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospital.


She adored horses and was a dedicated member of the Davenport Arabian Horse Conservancy. She was active in the Washington County Democrats and a member of the Washington County Soil and Water Commission. For the last several years, she has devoted much of her energy to the restoration of the Bunker Mill Bridge near Kalona. A fund to support the project has been established: Memorial Fund for Doris Park, c/o Friends of the Bunker Mill Bridge, Inc., 1450 Fir Avenue, Wellman, IA 52356. (Donations are tax deductible.)


She is survived by her beloved husband whom she always called Max; her daughter, Catherine Park and son-in-law Benjamin Vail; grandsons, Isaac and Elias Vail; older brother, John Chaffee; and sisters, Judith Ojard, Barbara Chaffee, and Marilyn Zornado.


She is preceded in death by her father, Eben W. Chaffee, and her mother Jane Deason.

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