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John H. Doidge
February 3, 1958 ~ October 28, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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John H, Doidge age 65 of Lebo, KS passed away October 28, 2023 at Advent Health Ottawa.
John was born February 3, 1958 at Brooklyn, NY, the son of Harold Doidge and Anna (Denich) Doidge. John graduated from St. Patrick’s High School, Catskill, NY with the class of 1976.
Following graduating John served his country in the United States Navy from 1976 to 1981 attaining the rank of Missile Tech 3rd class. He received the Strategic Deterrent Patrol Insignia with two gold stars, pistol expert ribbon with a bronze star, submarine insignis silver star.
John began working at Wolf Creek Generating Station in February of 1989 beginning in the Instrumentation and controls Department until moving to the Training Department and ending his working career as an outage operation scheduler, retiring in December of 2018.
John was a member of Ducks Unlimited, Knights of Columbus, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ottawa. He was an active and avid volunteer for Franklin County Cancer Foundation, and volunteered at Prairie Paws Animal Shelter as well as spending many hours aiding in the conservation efforts for many different entities.
John was very well known by his family and friends for having more hobbies than the regular person. He loved to go fishing, trapping, and hunting was a favorite pastime. It would be easy to say John was an avid outdoors man spending time collecting Heritage Breed birds, planting thousands of trees on his farm and working every so often on his self-named deer sanctuary. His time consuming hobbies were beekeeping and collecting his honey, joining the Northeast Kansas Beekeepers Association, wood working, and his new love for Cycling. Regardless of the hobby or project it was rare to find John without his sidekicks, Tilly and Roxy, his Jack Russell terriers that he loved dearly. John also loved his family especially his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by Teresa Doidge; four children, Jamie Schepp and her husband, Eric of Melbourne, FL, Rebecca Doidge and her husband Matthew, Water Vliet, NY, Curtis Smith, DeSoto, KS, Jessica Doidge, Lebo, KS; sister, Mary Rosenburg and her husband Ron, Melbourne, FL; four grandchildren, Natalie Seeley, Abriana Keith, Avery Schepp, Julia Schepp; two great grandchildren, Alayna and Jameson.
John is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Anna Doidge.
The family will receive friends for a visitation from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, November 2, 2023 at Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, Ottawa. A Mass will be said 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 3, 2023 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ottawa, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to the Franklin County Cancer Foundation or Prairie Paws Animal Shelter sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa, KS, 66067. Online condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com.