Fay M. Doberstein, 76, of Marinette passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at home. She was born on June 23, 1942, to the late James and Mae (Hofer) VanHaren in Marinette. She graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes High School. On August 11, 1962, Fay married Gerald Doberstein at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Marinette. She and her husband owned and operated Jerry’s Bar. Fay had worked for Scott Paper and a bakery for a few years but had enjoyed spending most of her years as a wife, mom, and grandma. She loved spending time with her grandchildren especially traveling for sports, basketball and baseball. She also enjoyed playing cards and spending time on Facebook.
    Fay is survived by her husband of 56 years, Gerald of Marinette; three sons: Gerald Doberstein of Green Bay, Geoffrey (special friend, Dianne MacEachern) Doberstein of Marinette and James (Denise) Doberstein of Menominee; daughter, Jacalyn  McPherson of Marinette; favorite grandchildren: Sabin (Laura) McPherson and Asaia Polazzo; grandchildren: Tiffany Doberstein, Jeni Doberstein, Crystal Tadlock, Ryan Doberstein, Kristen Mayes, Wesley Doberstein and Vincent Doberstein; great grandchildren: Hailey, Jamira Fay, Jaiona, Jameson, Mason, Brody and Easton; her brother, James “Booie” (Jon) VanHaren; sisters: Kay (Darrell) Hebert, Donna (Jeff) Zeratski, and Mary (Richard) Matz; and many nieces and nephews.
    Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 8,  from 4  to 6 p.m. at Thielen Funeral Home in Marinette. A time of shared memories will be held at 6 p.m.