Doris Marian (Saari) Slogar, 89, dies

Doris Marian (Saari) Slogar, 89, passed away December 9, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. Doris was born in Ely, Minnesota to Levi J. and Hulda E. Saari on December 21, 1928. She spent her childhood, teen years and a portion of her adult years in Ely. She graduated from Ely High School. After a short career with the Federal Government as a stenographer with the Treasury Department, she fell in love with Lawrence A. “Larry” Slogar and they married on May 29, 1948. Doris became a homemaker, and together they raised their three daughters, first in Ely when the girls were young, and then in Florida when the family moved there in 1960. Doris was very involved with Larry in the family’s home-building business, Lakewood Park, in Daytona Beach, Florida. She enjoyed baking, going to the beach, movies, reading, board games and spending time with her family. Doris is predeceased by her husband, Larry; her parents, Levi J. and Hulda E. (Saari); her brother James H.; her foster sister Eileen Mattonen Dyhr, and two daughters, Lucy M. and Barbara M. (Slogar). Doris is is lovingly remembered by her daughter Jeanne (Michael) Haddad; two grandchildren Lucy M. (Rachel) Schreck and Matthew M. Haddad; and twin great-grandsons Kaeleb and Liam Schreck, and her foster sister Dorothy Kangas (Herb) Akins of Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Resurrection Catholic Church on January 19, 2019 at 10:00 am with Father Peter Akin-Otiko as Celebrant. Committal will follow at Hardage Giddens Greenlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation; FL: 200 SE 1st Street, Ste 800, Miami, FL 33131, USA, NY: 1359 Broadway, Ste 1509, New York, NY 10018, Condolences may be left in Doris’s online guestbook at www.. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Community Hospice & Palliative Care for their support during Doris’s illnesses and in her final days. Please Sign the guestbook at HARDAGE-GIDDENS, Greenlawn Chapel, 4300 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL. 32207 is serving the family.