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Lori Doty

June 13, 1961 — August 25, 2023

Lora Annette Doty, of Fremont, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, August 25, 2023, at the age of 62.

Lora, fondly known as Lori, was born June 13, 1961, in Lincoln to Wayne and JoAnn Ficke.  She was Baptized and Confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Pleasant Dale.  Lori graduated from Milford High School in 1979 and enrolled at Kearney State College.  Her hobbies as a young woman included playing the piano, organ, softball, basketball (where she lettered), and attending vacation bible school and Sunday school.

In 1982, while living in Pleasant Dale she met the love of her life Scott and married on April 22, 1983, in Pleasant Dale. While in Pleasant Dale, Lori served on the planning committee for the Pleasant Dale Centennial Celebration, helped plan the Centennial History book, and helped paint a mural on the side of Rudy & Marlene’s bar.

Lori and Scott moved to Kansas in 1983 and had three children Ryan, Heather, and Kristin. Lori began working for the United States Postal Service in 1985 and continued there for 37 years, until she retired in 2023. They moved to Fremont in 1993 where they spent their time boating, camping, gardening, and with family and friends.

In 2011, Lori and Scott acquired a permanent camping spot on the Platte River where her camping friends became family.  Lori’s more recent hobbies were camping (she was especially fond of upgrading from a tent as a young woman to a fifth wheel), geocaching, airboating, feeding her wildlife critters, and spending time with her family.  Lori was a big lover of all animals, especially her 3 cats at home, Kai, Peka, and Stumpy.

Lori is survived by her parents Wayne and JoAnn Ficke; husband Scott Doty; son Ryan (Jen) Doty; daughter Kristin Doty; grandsons Grayson and Gavin Doty; siblings Jeff (Barb) Ficke, Jerry (Cindy) Ficke, Amanda (Ryan) Forry, Brian (Angel) Ficke, Tracy (Betty) Ficke, Andy Ficke, Angie Ficke, Daniel Ficke and fiancé Danielle, Jordan Ficke, Lynne Ficke, Joni Ficke; sister and brothers-in-law, Susan Doty, Pat (Linda) Doty, Bruce (Marge) Koefoot; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, feline kids, grand pups and grand kitties.

Lori is preceded in death by her daughter Heather Doty; grandparents Adeline and Earl Lohmeier, Laura and Henry Ficke; parents-in-law William and Mary Doty; sister and brother-in-law Julie Koefoot and Mark Doty; aunts Wendy Lohmeier and Jean Schultz; cousins Russ Riley, Mike Ficke, Gene Ficke; and nephew Johnny Sullivan.

Visitation will be held at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow on Thursday, August 31st at 12:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held after visitation starting at 2:00 PM.  Graveside services will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery immediately following the service.

Please join us for a reception after the graveside service at the Cobblestone Hotel and Suites located at 2750 S 27th Avenue in Broken Bow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catz Angels Rescue Effort ( Online condolences may be left at 

Special thanks to Dr. Eberle and staff at Fremont Methodist Hospital and Nebraska Cancer Specialists.



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