Range Funeral Homes


Doris Esther Milbridge

03/24/1929 - 01/18/2019

Doris Milbridge, 89, of Tower, MN., passed away on January 18, 2019 at Essentia Health Care in Virginia, MN. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am Monday, June 17 at St. James Presbyterian Church in Tower with visitation one-hour prior. Pastor Douglas Workman will officiate. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

Doris Peterson was born in Duluth and grew up in Proctor.  She attended UMD (55) and flourished as a Tennis and Softball team player. She earned a teaching license and taught in Wisconsin upon graduating.

Doris married Ray Milbridge in 1956 and moved to Tower later. Doris and Ray operated Ray’s Minnows for nearly 20 years until Ray passed away. Doris carried on solely for another 30+ years.  Doris and Ray often invited nephews and nieces to stay for extended summer vacations at their home/business. They taught all of these kids the virtues of hard work and play.

Doris worked at several jobs such as teacher, guide, mine laborer, bookkeeper as well as managing her business to support herself.

Doris expressed sincere special thanks to Ruth Hotakainen who was a wonderful friend.

Doris is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and their children.


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06/17/2019 at 11:00 am
St James Presbyterian Church, Spruce Street, Tower, MN, USA

Visitation begins at 10:00 am