Doloris May Essenburg
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Doloris May Essenburg
  • September 17, 1920 - October 27, 2017
  • Boulder, Colorado

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Doloris May Essenburg, 97, died on October 27, 2017 in Boulder, Colorado. She was born in Big Stone City, South Dakota on September 17, 1920, where she lived and grew up until attending college. She moved to Boulder in 1963 with her family. While attending the University of Michigan, she earned a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degree in Microbiology. Doloris received her registered nursing degree from Northwestern Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis and worked as a Registered Nurse in institutional and private duty service throughout her life. She also worked in microbiological research at the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor.

Doloris is survived by her daughter, Sally Essenburg. She was preceded in death by her other daughter Sandra Essenburg; husband Frank Essenburg; parents William and Sadie Gerhardt; two infant twin brothers; and brother Rodger Gerhardt, who was killed in a World War II battle. A private family service was held per her wishes.

In more recent times she volunteered at the American Red Cross, the Senior Center Respite Program, 9News Health Fair, Bonfils Blood Center and the Grillo Health Information Center.

Her friends and family will always remember and miss the bright curiosity, endless kindness and engaging nature she shared with us.

So admired. So loved.

Arrangements under the direction of Crist Mortuary, Boulder, CO.