Ann Arbor, Michigan

Age 82, died Friday, July 19, 2019 at St. Joe Ann Arbor. She was born March 15, 1937 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the daughter of William H. and Sophia (Oesterle) Winter.

Doris was a member of Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor. She was a paralegal and secretary – receptionist at several law firms and for Alpha Solutions.


She married Paul E. Kope on November 3, 1956 in Grass Lake and he preceded her in death on March 10, 2009.

Survivors include a son, David Bryan Nickerson and his wife, Lori; a daughter, Dawn Marie Gray (Kope); three grandchildren; two great grandsons; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by five siblings, Victor Winter, Herman Edwin Winter, Irene Harrison, Betty Moon, and Marie Riplow.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 24, 11 am, from Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea, Michigan at 2:30 pm.

The family received friends Tuesday, July 23 at Cole Funeral Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Paul Lutheran Church or Huron Valley Humane Society. Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel.