Donald D. Dorr, 82, of Taylorville, IL died Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL.
He was born April 14, 1930 in Pana, IL son of Lester and Ruth Dorr of Owaneco, IL. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. On July 11, 1959 he married Laquita Joy Hake of Tovey. Don was a former farmer, state of Illinois highway worker, coal miner at Peabody Mine #10 and a Locust Township Trustee. He enjoyed fishing, going to auctions and collecting antiques and spending time with his dogs and volunteering many hours of his time to Red Bland Little League Baseball program, one of his fondest memories was being the opening day parade grand marshal. He was a member of St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Kincaid, former officer of V.F.W. Post 4495, American Legion Post 73, officer of AMVETS Post 29 and post AMVET of the year 2001-2002.
He is survived by his wife Laquita Joy of Taylorville: daughter Dena Goeckner and husband Joe of Newberry SC, son Joe and wife Gloria of Pana; four grandchildren: Lacey Head and husband Jonathan Barton of Madison, AL, Luke Goeckner and wife Kimberly of Westminster, CO, Caleb Goeckner of Newberry, SC, Hannah Goeckner of Newberry, SC, one brother Herman wife Margaret of Taylorville, many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Kenneth Dorr and Charles Dorr, sisters Dorothy Hebert and Jean Kowen.
Wake service will be held at 9:30 a.m., with the visitation beginning at 9:45 a.m., and the service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Kincaid, IL. Father Alan Hunter will officiate. Burial with graveside military rites will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, IL.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is in charge of arrangements. Visit www.suttonmemorialhome.com to sign the online guestbook.