Dennis M. Dorr
Dennis M. Dorr, 58 of New Berlin died Tuesday, July 9, 2019. He was born June 12, 1961 in Springfield, to Henry and Barbara Townsend Dorr. He married Laura Williams in 1979 and she survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Denise M. (Matthew) Conavay and Kristy L. (Jonathan) Leonard both of Springfield; six grandchildren, Benjamin, Madelynn and Chandler Dean, Kaitlynn, Connor and Lorelei Leonard; three sisters, Rita Canada, Donna DeFraties and Kathryn Dorr all of Springfield; two brothers, Gary (Debbie) Dorr and Phillip Dorr both of Springfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins and extended family Perry and Arline Williams, Kenny, Michael and Janet of Rochester.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Dennis and Laura were married for 40 years. They spent their time sharing their love with their children and grandchildren.
Dennis and Laura enjoyed vacationing as a couple and spent many weeks in the Smokey Mountains. Last year they spent five weeks on an Alaskan vacation. Their most recent trip was to the Upper Peninsula in Michigan, a lifelong desire of his.
Dennis worked for Roberts Food for twenty years and currently was employed by the State of Illinois. He also served as a Board Member on the Curran Gardner Water Board.
He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church and a 1979 graduate of Griffin High School.
Dennis made it his life’s mission to serve others. He spent his time volunteering in many organizations helping those in need. He was a frequent volunteer at St. Joseph’s Home, St. John’s Breadline and served on the St. Vincent DePaul Society.
As Jesus instructed, Dennis did not judge people with problems, but instead helped them with their problems.
Faith Family Friends
Visitation: 3-6 pm, Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield. A prayer service will be held at 3 pm.
Funeral Mass: 10:00 am, Monday, July 15, 2019 at Blessed Sacrament Church with Reverend Jeff Grant officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Home, whose work is a mission or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.