Doris A. Walseman, 87, of Lowville & Beaver Falls


Doris A. Walseman, 87, formerly of Railroad Street, Lowville and Second Road, Beaver Falls, died Monday afternoon, September 16, 2013 at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility, Lowville.

A funeral Mass will be said at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2013 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lowville, with Rev. Christopher Carrara, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Croghan.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.

Contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation of Mid and Northern New York, P.O. Box 139, Utica, NY  13503; St. Stephen’s Church, P.O. Box 38, Croghan, NY 13327; St. Peter’s Church, 5457 Shady Ave., Lowville, NY 13367; or a charity of one’s choice.

Mrs. Walseman is survived by six children and their spouses, Gary and Deb Walseman of Croghan, Mary and Joe Turck of Croghan, Marcia and Jack Flint of Lowville, Bob and Cathy Walseman of Lowville, Linda Walseman of Lowville, Jane and Tom Kalamas of Castorland; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Ramona Walseman and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is predeceased by her husband, Wellington “Wimpy” Walseman; two grandchildren, Matthew Kalamas and Brooke Walseman; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Gilbert Virkler; Vernon and Doris Virkler; and a brother-in-law, Beryl Walseman.

Doris was born on December 3, 1925 in the Town of New Bremen, a daughter of the late Emery and Agnes Strife Virkler. She graduated from Beaver Falls High School in 1943.

On May 5, 1945, she married Wellington Walseman at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lowville, with Father Hogan officiating. The couple owned and operated a dairy farm in Beaver Falls from 1945 until 1983, and operated the Harrisville Wash-A-Matic from 1963 until 1971. Mr. Walseman died on January 12, 1983.

Mrs. Walseman moved to Lowville after her husband’s death. She worked as a cashier at Fredenburg’s Store in Beaver Falls, at the A & P in Croghan, and Totum Markets and IGA in Lowville, retiring from the IGA in Lowville in 1999. 

Doris was a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lowville, where she was on the hospitality committee until having ill health. She was a former communicant of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Croghan.

When her children were young, Doris was a 4-H leader for many years. She worked as an election inspector for the Town of Croghan and Town of Lowville for many years. She loved to cook and bake and tend to her vegetable garden and spend time with her family.

The family would like to thank Vicky Rounds and the second floor nursing home staff for the wonderful care given to our mother.

Condolences may be made online at

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
, Watertown, NY
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