He was born Nov. 16, 1926, in Gorham, Kan., the son of Joseph P. Doerfler and Albina Weigel Doerfler.
Don served his country with the United States Army during World War II, where he was stationed in the Philippines.
He married Shirley Snyder on Nov. 5, 1950, at Huntsville, Ark.
Don had worked as a meat cutter for Safeway Grocery Store and later managed the Fort Scott Elks Lodge. He enjoyed playing pool and watching sports.
Survivors include his wife Shirley of the home; a daughter, Donna Doerfler, Clinton, N.J.; and two sons, Douglas Doerfler and wife Cheryl, Lee's Summit, Mo., and Jeffrey Doerfler, Mussoori, India; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are three brothers; Alfred Doerfler and Alan Doerfler, both of California and David Doerfler, Fort Scott, Kan., and a sister, JoAnn Clark, Fort Scott.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel.
Burial will follow in the U.S. National Cemetery, where military honors will be provided by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Memorials are suggested to the Medicalodges Activity Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.