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Doyle K. Ireland


December 12, 2019

Doyle K. Ireland

Doyle K. Ireland

Doyle K. Ireland, 68, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at his Onaway home.

Born July 24, 1951, at Moscow to James and Clarice Gudmunson Ireland, he attended Potlatch schools and graduated from Potlatch High School in 1970.

He joined the United States Army and served in Vietnam.

Married and later divorced, he worked as a logger most of his life. He retired from Bob Normington Logging in 2012. He later drove grain truck for R.C. Jones trucking for four years.

Doyle met Lorena Schaeffer, and they were companions for nine years and made their home in Onaway. He enjoyed camping, fishing and his cat, Mystery. He enjoyed working on cars and woodworking. Doyle was a member of the Potlatch Veteran of Foreign Wars Post, and the Potlatch Lions Club.

Survivors include Lorena Schaeffer, Onaway; two sons, Deakin Ireland (Nicole), Caldwell, Idaho, and Shad McMichael, Salmon, Idaho; two daughters, Mandy Ireland, Round Rock, Texas; Kara Ozen (Kerem) Austin, Texas; one brother, Doug Miller (Theresa) Portland, Ore., three sisters, Dorothy Davis (Floyd) Kent, Darlene Robinette, Moscow, Delores Miller, Bremerton; and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Pat McMichael and one grandson.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, 2 p.m. at Kramer Funeral Home, Palouse, with Pastor Kathy Kramer officiating. Military honors will be conducted at a later date.

Memorials may be given to the Potlatch Ambulance Fund, Box 63, Potlatch, ID, 83855. Kramer Funeral Home of Palouse is caring for the family. You are invited to leave online condolences and order flowers for the family at http://www.kramercares.com.


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