Kenneth James Dorman, age 87, formerly of South Haven, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at his residence in Kimball.
He was born Sept. 28, 1924, at Bertha, to Elmer and Esther (Kline) Dorman.
During World War II, Kenneth was a member of the US Army, serving in the South Pacific.
He married Doris Huro April 5, 1946, in Minneapolis.
Ken was an operating engineer for 40 years, working most of this time for Park Construction of Minneapolis.
He was a member of the Kingston Apostolic Lutheran Church, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49, and a life member of the South Haven VFW Post 7332.
Ken enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling, and reading; especially Louis L’Amour western books.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Doris, of Kimball; children and spouses, 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.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Dean; brothers Vernon, Garfield, Leslie, and Claren; and sisters Vivian Lennox and Doris Larson.
Funeral services took place Friday, Dec. 16 at 1:30 p.m. at the Kingston Apostolic Lutheran Church in Kimball with Pastor Orval Wirkkala officiating. Music was provided by Dayna Koehn, Brandon Schauer, Dave Schauer and Beth Wirkkala. Interment with full military rites followed at the Kingston Apostolic Lutheran Cemetery.
Friends called Thursday, Dec. 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale, and there was a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation continued Friday at the church, one hour prior to the services.
The pallbearers were Ed Schaaf, Robert Salmela, Jeremiah Larson, Loren Wanhala, Brian Lennox, and Roger Funk. Honorary pallbearers were Ken’s grandchildren.
The arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care of Annandale. Obituary, guestbook and video tribute online at www.dingmannfuneral.com.