Doris Estep

Doris O. Estep (Rahrer)

Sunday, August 4th, 1918 - Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
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Doris O. Estep, age 101, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN and was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church and an active member of the YMCA.
She is survived by her daughter, Trudy Wray of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Tara (Raymond) Thomas, Susan (David) Hardy both of Houston TX, Howard (Karen) Estep of Yoder, IN, Lynn (Tony) Till of Grabill, IN, and Michael (Debbie) Estep of Churubusco, IN; many great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Estep; son, Charles Estep,; grandson, David Estep; and brother, John Rahrer; son-in-law Thomas Wray. Service is 11:00 am, Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Trinity English Lutheran Church, 450 W. Washington Blvd., with calling one hour prior. Calling also 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Monday, January 13, 2020 at FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 6557 N. Clinton St. Burial in Hoverstock Cemetery of Zanesville, IN. Memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse or Trinity English Lutheran Church. To sign the online guestbook, go to
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 13th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, January 13th, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services
    6557 N Clinton Street
    Fort Wayne, IN 46825
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  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Trinity English Lutheran Church
    450 W. Washinton Blvd
    Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
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  • Service

    Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 11:00am
    Trinity English Lutheran Church
    450 W. Washinton Blvd
    Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
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  • Interment

    Hoverstock Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Zanesville, Indiana
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Karen Humbrecht

Posted at 02:25pm
I enjoyed being at the Y pool with Doris - she was unbelievable for her age !I was so surprised to find out that she was 94 when at the time I thought she was in her late 70s!!
she looked great at her 100th birthday party -Her figure looked like that of a 55 year old in a swimsuit! I have some great pictures from that party if anyone would like me to email them to you my email is
1 I'm so sorry for your all of your loss! and wish I could have made it to the visitation. I was told she looked beautiful! We will miss her at the pool!!! Karen Humbrecht

Tara Thomas

Posted at 01:22pm
Our thoughts are with you all today and tomorrow as you celebrate our dear mother, grandmother and great grandmothers life. We are donating a 1,000 dollars to her YMCA and a legacy banner will hang for a year with her name on it at her branch. We honor her and thank all the people at the YMCA who helped her stay so busy and vital by taking her to her water aerobics, card game days and luncheons. To all the family who helped her all these years and all her "Doris' Angels" who got her to the Y three times a week we are eternally grateful. Trudy, Tara, Susan and families

Susan Hardy

Posted at 06:04pm
Grandma I will love you big and miss you always. Thank you for loving me unconditionally, I’ll always remember walking with you from your house to get ice cream cones and I’ll always call the airport in Houston “grandma Malas house~Colin was sure that was your home for so many years. Thank you for loving my family and my babies so deeply. I will always remember the way you would laugh at them! They all remember all of the shopping trips to the mall & meals at Jason’s Deli. David says your name every time we are in a department store that sells Alfred Dunner... you always thought it was funny that he remembered your favorite brand. You were a fierce lover of your family, I pray I’m remembered for that as well and that my efforts make you proud. I’ll stay on top of my yard leaves knowing your watching over me from heaven. I will miss you everyday and look forward to the day we can hug each other again. Thank you for being a story book perfect grandma, you were special! We all love you SO very much!
Susan, David, Colin, Caraline & Cole
~Cypress, Texas

Trudy Wray

Posted at 08:07pm
I remember how much Doris loved playing cards. I didn't know the games but she was kind enough to teach me and make me join in and we had lots of fun. I remember her reading all the signs as we drove around and Houston has a lot of signage and buildings to read to keep her busy. She amazed me how we could take her places with lots of walking and activities and she was able to keep up. She had said the only thing that had stopped working was her ability to jump off the ground her "jumper" was broken. i heard all the stories from Tara about the YMCA friends throwing her birthday parties every year and thought it was great so many people cared about her. She will be missed, Raymond Bullock

Trudy Wray

Posted at 07:54pm
I remember my mom always being so pretty and put together. She wore dresses all the time when i was young and i admired the fabrics and patterns and watching her sew her own clothes. Her hair was always done and she just looked impeccable. She was a great cook i loved her mashed potatoes, home made noodles, pork and dumplings, fantastic pies that were all perfect. I remember it being a nice way to grow up. My mom has been a constant in my life and every day even now i think of things i would tell or ask her. I think of her all the time because i have always had her. I love you mom so much. Trudy Wray Daughter

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