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Kate Doust

April 15, 1923 — March 19, 2018

Kate Doust, 94, of Fremont, passed away on March 19, 2018 at Elmwood Assisted Living, Fremont. She was born on April 15, 1923 in Berlin Heights to Philip & Elsie (Daniels) Opfer.

Kate was a 1941 graduate of Berlin Rural High School. Kate was a “stay at home mom” who enjoyed being a scout & 4-H leader. She was a member of Lindsey Trinity United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She taught Bible school and Sunday school. She enjoyed reading, golfing and bowling.  When she wasn’t participating in those, she was typically baking, gardening or traveling, making sure she got in her winter trips to Florida. Kate was known for her philanthropy and gave generously to numerous organizations. But most of all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

On October 1, 1943, Kate married Arthur “Art” Doust in Berlin Heights. They celebrated 59 wedding anniversaries before his passing in 2002. Together they raised their children, Elizabeth “Liz” Doust of Fremont, Ginny (Ben) Chambers of Bowling Green, Mike (Marjie) Doust of St. Petersburg, FL, and Pat Doust of Columbus. Also surviving Kate are grandchildren, Mark (Heidi) Maines, Rob (Angie) Chambers, Matt (Marybeth) Chambers, Trevor (Jen) Doust; 8 great-grandchildren; and sister, Elsie DeLamatre of Macedonia.

Kate is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur; daughter, Susan Maines; granddaughter, Kelly Maines; and siblings, Helen Schroeder, Mary Opfer, Pauline Ward, Phil and Fred Opfer.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. at the Herman-Veh Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Gibsonburg on Friday, March 23, 2018. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Lindsey Trinity United Methodist Church at 10:30 a.m.. Pastor Travis Montgomery will officiate. Burial will follow at West Union Cemetery, Gibsonburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lindsey Trinity United Methodist Church, Terra College Foundation: Susan & Kelly Maines Scholarship or Art & Kate Doust Scholarship, or ProMedica Hospice of Memorial Hospital.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Elmwood Assisted Living for their unconditional kindness and to ProMedica Hospice for their care.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, March 23, 2018

4:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Herman-Veh Funeral Home & Cremation Services

319 W Madison St, Gibsonburg, OH 43431

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Funeral Services

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Starts at 10:30am (Eastern time)

Trinity United Methodist Church

231 S Maple St, Lindsey, OH 43442

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