William Dorn

William Dorn

Monday November 18, 2019

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of William Dorn, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of William Dorn.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

William's Tribute Fund's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

William's Tribute Fund's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Obituary for William Joseph Dorn

William J. Dorn, age 82, passed away on Monday, Nov. 18. William (Bill) was born in Mankato, Minnesota on January 16, 1937, to the late Sylvester and Mary (Krautkramer) Dorn and grew up with his younger sister, Jean (Dorn) Rausch of St. Louis Park, MN. Bill graduated from Mankato State University and pursued a career in journalism, moving to Minneapolis for a position with The Miller Publishing Company. He went on to found Dorn Communications, Inc., a publishing and public relations company, which he operated for 21 years before retiring to northern Minnesota. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Good Samaritan Woodland for their compassion and sensitive care in these final years as Bill struggled with the effects of severe dementia. Bill is survived by his three children Janine Hron (Fred) Leawood, KS; Patrick Dorn (Maureen) McFarland, WI; and Julie Dorn Columbia, MO; along with six grandchildren, Nathan Hron, Carolyn Dorn, Patrick Dorn, Nick Hron, Danielle Dorn and Regan McBride.
The family will be honoring Bill’s life in a private remembrance.

Read Less

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for William

Service Details

There will be no services for William at this time.

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each

Subscribe to Updates

We encourage you to share any memorable photos or stories about William. All tributes placed on and purchased through this memorial website will remain on in perpetuity for generations.

Tribute Wall

Private Condolence
Would you like to attach a photo to your condolence?

Make Memories Last

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of William here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.


Why light a candle?

This is why you should light a candle..

Share by: