Raymond C. Dorn, 92, Portage

January 6, 2018 GMT

Raymond C. Dorn, 92, of Portage, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at Divine Savior Healthcare, in the presence of his loving family.

Ray was born Aug. 31, 1925, in Waunakee, the son of John and Agnes (Maly) Dorn. He was married to Madeline M. “Maggie” Clemens on July 31, 1947, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Dane. Ray was the owner and president of Portage Lumber. He was a member of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Portage and the Dr. C. W. Henney Knights of Columbus Council No. 1637. Ray was a founding member of the Zona Gale Center, now the Portage Center for the Arts, and sat on the board of Associated Bank. He was a 50-year member of the Portage Country Club, and was also a member of the Portage Boat Club and B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 675, Portage. Ray was also a member of Mid-Wisconsin Home Builders Association and many other business and professional organizations. He and Maggie enjoyed great summers on Swan Lake and winters in Florida. Ray was known as a humble, caring, giving man, not only to his family, but to the community as well.


He is survived by his children, Dennis (Maribeth) Dorn, Portage, Ron (Debbie) Dorn, Portage, Doreen (Vic) Herbert, Pardeeville, Michelle (Kevin) Olson, Pardeeville, and Sharon (Doug) Malinski, Green Bay; his grandchildren, Kimberly Dorn, Christopher, Kyle and Bryant Herbert, Nathan Olson, Erica (Cody) Peetz, Kate (Ryan) Young, Raelle (Keith) Wick, and Scott Gundersen; his great-grandchildren, Nahdia and Estella Herbert, Bailee Kath, Natalie and Lucas Olson, and Adaline Peetz; his brother, Hank Dorn, Waunakee; his sister, Betty Ripp, Waunakee; his brother-in-law, Donald (Ginny) Clemens, Middleton; his sisters-in-law, Lucille Clemens, Dane, and Gloria Clemens, Lodi; other near relatives and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Maggie; his grandson, Ryan Dorn; and his brother, Father Rupert Dorn.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 307 W. Cook St., Portage, with the Rev. Gary Krahenbuhl presiding. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage (www.pmmfh.com), and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Portage Center for the Arts, 301 E. Cook St., Portage, WI 53901.

The family would like to extend thanks to Dr. Brenda Blohm, Dr. Shujauddin Syed, and the entire staff of Divine Savior Healthcare.