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“Dorn family, cherish the wonderful memories! Hugs for you all !! Take care in the days ahead! The service at St. Bernards was amazing!!! Cathy...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Cathy Moran Wales - Marquette, MI

“Jim,Sorry to hear the loss of your Dad.Dave & Jan ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Dave Vanden Heuvel - Greenville, WI

“God bless your family as you celebrate your dad's life! You must have so many happy memories of Greenville and growing up. Cherish each other! ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Jean Rudolph-Reed - Appleton

“Dearest friends, We are so sorry for your loss. Your dad was such a nice and wonderful man. You and your family are in our prayers. Love, Anne and...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Anne and Jay Garvey

“So sorry to hear about your dad, We'll always remember him working out in the garden, him talking about how much applesauce he made for all of you...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Randy & Pam Mueller - Neenah, WI

“I am Makenna Semrow, and I just have to say that I miss you so very much! I love you with all of my heart and I will never forget you! Love you...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Makenna Semrow - Neenah, WI

“To the Dorn Family, I have so many fond memories of your family and growing up next door to all of you. So sorry for your loss. Always difficult to...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Nancy Widen

“To the Dorn Family,Have so many fond memories of growing up next door to you all. So sorry for your loss. Always hard to say goodbye no matter the...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Nancy Widen - Gallatin, TN

“To the Dorn Family, Have many fond memories growing up next door to your family. So sorry for your loss. Always hard to close that chapter in the...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Nancy Widen - Gallatin, TN

“I'll miss you grandpa ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Terry Mulroy - Hortonville, WI

“May your wonderful memories carry you through this time. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Wendy Hickinbotham

“Sorry to read about Don -- who is now at peace and back with Laverne. God bless! ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Fred & Char Steenis

“So many memories and lots of laughs. Miss u Grandpa Don ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Monica Earl - WI

“We will always remember Uncle Donald's laugh! With sincere sympathies and prayers. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Peg (Dorn) & Jim Tillman - WI

“So saddened to hear of his passing. Our sincerest condolences, Phillip & Debbie Klotz ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Debbie Klotz - Newcastle, OK

“Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever. ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry for your loss, ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Mike & Sharon Steckbauer


Donald H. Dorn, age 93, passed into Eternal Life on April 30, 2017, at Country Villa Estates, Freedom, Wisconsin. He was born on August 8, 1923, in Greenville, Wisconsin, the son of the late Daniel and Charlotte (Ulman) Dorn. On September 25, 1948, Donald married Laverne Van Daalwyk at Holy Name Parish, Kimberly, Wisconsin; she preceded him in death on May 26, 1997. Donald worked at American Can, Neenah, and was a truck driver for Motor Transport, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Donald enjoyed thirty-three wonderful years of retirement. He was known for his large vegetable garden, and his pig farm, both of which helped to support his family. He enjoyed playing cards, sheepshead and rummy. Donald and Laverne together raised twelve children, and enjoyed their twenty-four grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Grandpa really loved the little ones. He is survived by his sons, David (Ken Krajewski) Dorn, Don Dorn, Chuck (Wanda) Dorn, Jim (Judy) Dorn; his daughters, Rebecca (Mike) Lewin, Barb Semrow, Kathy Cousineau, Mary (Pat) Wagner, Bev (Mike) Mulroy, Patti (Steve) Klitzke, Shelly Miller and Colleen (Rick) Jacob; his grandchildren, Adrienne and Will Dorn, Derek (Jackie) Lewin, Jessica Lewin (fiance Pat Stecbauer), Richard Semrow (fiance Laura Ristow), Crystal Semrow (special friend Dan Lieuwen), Jackie (Matt) Gerrits, Meghan (Pat) Smits, Max (Chris) Cousineau, Zak (Jessie) Cousineau, Leah and Kendra Wagner, Chris, Nick, Terry, Kyle Joe, and Brandon Mulroy, Hannah and Nicole Klitzke, Katelyn (Daniel) Lawrence, Amy (Bryan) Baldwin, and Sid and Frances Jacob; his great grandchildren, Jarrett and Brady Lewin, Makenna Semrow, Owen and Bennett Theunis, Liam and Lincoln Gerrits, Ellie, Cale and Caden Smits, Paisley and Houston Lawrence, and Bryson Baldwin; his brother, Lawrence Dorn; his sisters, Charlotte Koerner, Pat Jack and Beaty (Gene) Otto; and his sisters-in-law, Joyce Dorn and Marilyn Dorn. He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters-in-law, Edwin and Loretta Dorn; Eugene and Dorothy Dorn; his brothers, Danny Dorn and Jerome Dorn; sisters and brothers-in-law, Esther Mae and John Krull; Eunice and Rich Brockman; Florence and Harold Woldt; his sister Rosella Ernst; sisters-in-law, Dolores Dorn, Billie Jean Dorn; brothers-in-law, Jack Koerner; Eric Jack; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Eunice Van Daalwyk; and his son-in-law, Greg Cousineau. The Funeral Liturgy for Donald will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017, at ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1617 Pine Street, Appleton, with Fr. Dennis Ryan officiating. Friends may call directly at the church on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Appleton. The family wishes to thank the staff at Country Villa Estates an Affinity Visiting Nurses Hospice Services for their kind and compassionate care of Donald. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Donald's name. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com