Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Kenneth Dorman, formerly of South Haven, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at his Kimball residence. He was 87.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at the Kingston Apostolic Lutheran Church (71580 CSAH 27, Kimball) with Pastor Orval Wirkkala officiating. Burial with full military rites will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale, and at the church one hour prior to services. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Kenneth James Dorman was born Sept. 28, 1924, in Bertha to Elmer and Esther (Kline) Dorman. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific. He married Doris Huro April 5, 1946, in Minneapolis. He was an operating engineer for 40 years, working most of this time for Park Construction in Minneapolis. Ken was a member of the Kingston Apostolic Lutheran Church, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49, and was a life member of the South Haven VFW Post 7332. He enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling, and reading - especially Louis L'Amour western books.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, son Dean, brothers Vernon, Garfield, Leslie and Claren, and sisters Vivian Lennox and Doris Larson.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Doris of Kimball; their children Patricia (and David) Schauer of Kingston, and Kevin (and Rita) Dorman of Albany; sister Iona Funk of Chisago City; nine grandchildren: Heather Walberg, Brandon, Damian and Bryce Schauer, Dayna Koehn, Kenny D. and Amanda Dorman, Stefanie Belschner, and Crystal Eaton; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Ed Schaaf, Robert Salmela, Jeremiah Larson, Loren Wanhala, Brian Lennox and Roger Funk; honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren. Music for the service will be provided by Dayna Koehn, Brandon Schauer, Dave Schauer and Beth Wirkkala. Arrangements were by Dingmann Funeral Care of Annandale.