Fred Dorn Jr of Green Bay, WI passed away on 19 February 2021 at the age of 95. After years of declining health, Fred died peacefully in his sleep at the Odd Fellow Rebekah Home in Green Bay.
Fred was born in Maywood, IL on 20 October 1925 to father Fred Dorn Sr and mother Dora (Kempf) Dorn. He graduated from Proviso High School in 1943 and soon after enlisted in the Army Air Corps, working his way to Crew Chief and top turret gunner on B-17 bombers until his discharge after the end of WWII in November 1945.
From there he went on to start a career with the Chicago & North Western Railroad until retiring while holding the position of Car Foreman at the Green Bay repair track in October 1985. Fred had to stay busy, so he went to work in the billing department at Curative Connections in Green Bay for a number of years until he finally retired for good.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents, sister Esther, and wife of 63 years, Carole Lenore (Hellberg) Dorn who passed away just 5 months ago. He is survived by his brothers George and Kenneth, sisters Florence, Helen, and Jean, 3 sons Fred III (wife Doreen), Richard (wife Karin), and Michael (wife Tanya); as well as 7 grand children (Fred IV, Christina, Cynthia, Charles, Caroline, Lita, and Wyatt) and 8 great-grandchildren (Zoey, Vanessa, Alyson, Joseph, Anthony, Hayden, Amelia, and Edward).
Fred’s life will be celebrated on Saturday, 27 February 2021 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 1731 St. Agnes Dr. Green Bay, WI. Visitation will be from 10:00am to 11:00am followed by the funeral ceremony at 11:00am. Officiating at the service will be Rev. Scott Malme. Burial will follow at a later date at Ridgewood Cemetery in Des Plaines, IL. Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos may be shared with Fred’s family on his tribute page at www.lyndahl.com.
The family would like to thank both the Odd Fellow Rebekah Home as well as Aurora at Home Hospice for all their loving care.
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