Ethel Ruth Dorn(1921 - 2014)

Ethel R. Dorn

Ethel Ruth Dorn, age 93 of Shawano, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014 in Neenah. Born on January 9, 1921 in Clintonville, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Bahrke) Elbe. On June 5, 1942 she was united in marriage to Raymond H. Dorn in Tacoma, WA. After marriage the couple made their home Geneseo, IL and Wausau before moving to Shawano in 1972. Ethel was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano where she was active with the Altar Guild and Anna Circle. She was also a lifelong member and first commander of the D.A.V and was a member of the Shawano V.F.W. Auxiliary.

Ethel is survived by: 2 sons, John (Shirley) Dorn of Allen, TX, James (Julie) Dorn of Pulaski; a son-in-law, Kem Jackson of Geneseo, IL; 6 grandchildren, Korby (Priscilla) Jackson, Karla (Scott) Graham, Brian (Sarah) Dorn, Kimberly Dorn, Stephanie (Justin) Smith, Kelsie Dorn; 3 great-grandchildren, Ethan Jackson, Bailey Jackson, Abgail Dorn and a sister-in-law, Carole and her husband , Jerry of Neenah.

Ethel was preceded in death by: her husband, Raymond on December 17, 2010; a daughter, Judith Jackson; a grandson, Kraig Jackson; her parents; 3 brothers, Kenneth (OraBelle) Elbe, Emory Elbe, Harold Elbe; and a sister, Gertrude Schmidt.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30pm on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano with the Rev. Gisele Berninghaus and the Rev. Wayne Schwanke officiating. Entombment will be at Fort Howard Memorial Park in Green Bay. Visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday from noon until the time of the service. Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Funeral Home

Swedberg Funeral Homes
518 W FIFTH ST Shawano, WI 54166
(715) 526-2631

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Mar. 7, 2014