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Duane Gorman Obituary
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September 22, 2018

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February 20, 2018
Mike, Ann and Andy, your dad was such a sweet soul to my dad when he was in the nursing home. He shared some things that dad had said about me that I won't forget. I still have a rosary he made. I can look back and smile at his memory when I was little. Miss your mom and Pat too! Hugs and take care!
February 14, 2018
GOD BLESS Mr. Duane Gorman!
(which is how I greeted you absolutely every time in person and on the phone because that's how you talked to my dad, with great respect!)


I met you when you visited my dad, Bernard Dallman at Kennedy Park after he had knee replacement. You were a regular visitor and your "self appointed duties" were to help patients by:
- clean and tighten eye glasses
- trim finger and toe nails
- gift rosaries you made
- listen to their stories with compassion
- chat about the past
- pray with people and
generally, just make their lives better.

My dad went home from that surgery and you visited him on his farm. You drove all the way out there to see what you could do to cheer him up. I reciprocated by driving him to your house by Mosinee Paper Mill so my dad could visit and check out your garden! All three of us enjoyed those days.

When my dad was in the hospital again after a fall, and then back at Kennedy Park for almost 3 years, you visited him regularly and became my dad's best friend (if you weren't already).
There is not enough money on earth to repay you for all the compassion and enjoyment you gave him - as well as many, many others at KP and other nursing homes. When we gave you a medical update, you'd say, "Ya ya ya ya..." as if to say we all have issues, no need to dwell on them (like just deal with it and put your troubles in God's hands).

At my dad's funeral, you said you heard him say, "Where's the hootch?" because that's what he always said to you. So funny! We both thought it was interesting that he died on St. Patrick's Day, which happens to be your birthday. beer in heaven or special day to honor his friend...or both?

I came to visit you at your home and then your apartments after my daddy went to heaven to bring treats including homemade cherry pie and pierogi, and of course, veggies from the garden. Always upbeat and happy, asking what project the boys were doing on the farm, with special concern about Jerry's garden.

I will never ever forget the time I told you, after my daddy died, to please take VERY GOOD care of yourself so you can be with us forever.
You became almost angry, stopped what you were doing and looked straight at me, "Why would you say that to me? I don't want to stay here, I want to go to heaven and live in splendor with God!!"
I never heard this stern voice, so I was surprised. I quickly replied, "I'm sorry. Let me rephrase that. Please take very good care of yourself so you can enjoy life until God and you decide it's time to go to heaven."
He said, "That's right."
Whew! I was sweatin' there!

I don't get up to Wisconsin from my home in IL much any more, but I wish I would have made time to get out to Marshfield. It's my biggest regret and you did so much for everyone else when they were at that stage in life. You deserved to have all family members of the people you helped return the favor.
I tried calling many times, but could never catch you. The employees told me to try again. I should have done way more.

Every time I left your home, we said an Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be for any souls in purgatory and for whoever needed our prayers on earth (of course, naming my dad).

You were an absolute wonderful Catholic man and role model. You and my daddy were positive my youngest would become a priest. Your eyes lit up when you two talked about that possibility. You encouraged him, but it just didn't happen.

Thank you, Duane, for all your years of service to the needy and shut ins. The world is a better place because of you. I hope we all learn from you and take over your volunteer jobs. My daddy always said life on earth is short, but heaven is for eternity. We have to do good deeds here and now and think of you when we do them.

Enjoy your new chapter in heaven. I am sure it's all you hoped for. Please say hi to my daddy, and my husband and keep an eye on us and hopefully, if we're good, we'll join you all someday.

February 13, 2018
Rest in peace Mr G..
February 11, 2018