Gregory Erlandson, president of Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division and Kyle Hamilton, president of the Offertory Solutions Division issued a statement Friday about Richard T. Doermer, who was on the board of directors of the national Catholic publishing and offertory solution company for 20 years.
“Since 1990 Dick Doermer was a valued member of the Our Sunday Visitor board of directors. He played a vital role in the growth of the company, and was a trusted advisor on strategic and financial issues. More than that, Dick was the exemplar of the Christian businessman, leading by example both in terms of integrity and in generosity of spirit. Dick believed in giving back to the faith community as well as the civic community from whom he had received so much. We will forever be indebted to him for his counsel and his example. He has left our company, as well as our community, far the richer for his presence, and we will miss him.”
Doermer’s service on the Board of Directors coincided with the reorganization of the company and its subsequent expansion. It currently has three locations, in Indiana, Florida, and Ohio. Our Sunday Visitor, Inc., serves the vast majority of Catholic parishes with books, periodicals, curricula, offering envelopes and other services.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Doermer is 11 a.m. today at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4500 Fairfield Ave., with visitation one hour prior. Arrangements by Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Winchester Road Chapel.