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Sue Standley Dorffeld ,87, of Kinston formerly of New Bern and Raleigh died Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Lenoir Medical Center.

Her service is 9:30 AM, Thursday, May 11, 2017 at St. Paul Catholic Church 3005 Country Club Rd., New Bern.  The interment with military honors follows at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Jacksonville.

Sue Dorffeld was born in Canton, Ohio and reared in Toledo, Ohio.  She graduate from the University of Toledo with a double major in Math and English and taught school in Michigan.  In 1953, she joined the U. S. Navy and was stationed in Pensacola, FL  where  she met and married a Marine pilot, Chuck Dorffeld.

Sue was very involved in the lives of her six children as a Scout leader, team mother, volunteer for numerous committees and non profit organizations at every duty station.  Sue taught school in many of the towns where they lived, wrote a column on the lives of "Waiting Wives" while Chuck was in VietNam.

Sue was the Director of Coastal Progress Head Start Program and promoter of  the Senior Services Programs in New Bern.  She and Chuck moved to Raleigh where she was employed for the law firm that helped military retirees obtain a  N. C. State tax exemption on their retirement pay.

She is survived by her children, Joe (Janette) of Arizona, Bob (Jules), Knightdale,NC, John (Stephanie) of Raleigh, NC, Ann Predaris (Steve) of New Bern, Ruth Stout (Gray) of Burlington, NC and Captain Mary Lewellyn (David) of Millington, TN eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Pat Malecki and Bridget Lorenz (Ini) of Florida. 

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  • Thursday, May 04, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Oscars Mortuary
  • Saturday, May 06, 2017
    My condolences to the Dorffield family. I'm sorry for the loss of your love one. May our Loving God and Father gives you comfort and peace during this most difficult time. Philippians 4:6,7
    ~ EJD   NC
  • Saturday, May 06, 2017
    I came into the Head Start program under the leadership of Mrs. Dorffeld. She was a great person to work with and was always encouraging her employees to better themselves. She and Lena Allen was joined at the hip as co-workers and friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Lillian Burley   Bayboro, NC
  • Tuesday, May 09, 2017
    My sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Dorffeld. I am happy to know that she is in heaven with our Lord and Savior and family members that have gone before her. God's richest blessings on those still left here to carry on, for now. In His service.
    ~ Kevin Kimmel   Emerald Isle, NC
  • Friday, May 05, 2017
    I am sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the family will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4;John 5:28,29;Luke 23:43. may GOD(Psalms 83:18)grant you peace and comfort now, during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.
    ~ M Jones   New Bern, NC
  • Friday, May 05, 2017
    I worked with Sue as assistant director for Head Start in New Bern. She was so committed to helping those kids. My sincere condolences to out to her family. She was quite and amazing woman.
    ~ Brenda Ipock   Vanceboro, NC