Ervin Lyle Doeschot, 86, of Firth formerly Lincoln, passed away Friday, April 15, 2016. Born to Henry and Etta (Klein) Doeschot on November 25, 1929 in Pella, Nebraska.\n\nErvin served in the United States Air Force for 4 years. He was a radar technician during the Korean War.\n\nErvin worked for Burlington Northern Railroad for 35 years. He retired in 1984 after moving through the ranks from Carman/Welder to Supervisor of Safety. He also worked with the program Operation Stop that promoted and encouraged not using drugs or alcohol on the job.\n\nAfter he found sobriety, he became an alcohol and drug counselor. He worked at Lutheran Family Services in their After Care program, a program that individuals would attend after leaving drug and alcohol treatment programs. He helped many people over the years deal with their alcoholism by being their sponsor.\n\nErvin was an amazing grandfather. He was very involved with his grandchildren and made it a point to spend quality time with each of them doing things they liked to do. He left a lasting impression in their lives as they continue to do those activities in their adult lives.\n\nHis hobbies included playing golf, fishing, and playing cards with friends and family.\n\nHe will be greatly missed by his children Patty Clements (Steve) and Carmen Doeschot (Karen Montanye). Grandchildren Andrew Clements and Christopher Clements (Jennifer), Anna Doeschot, and great-grandchildren. He will also be missed by his special friends at Lake View Assisted Living and other friends and family members.\n\nHe was preceded in death by Caryle Doeschot (wife), Gregg Doeschot (son), parents and siblings.