George J. Dorn 1929-2020
Cameron - George John Dorn, 90, Cameron, passed away November 6, 2020.
He was the oldest of five children born to Siebend and Lena (Helmke) Dorn on December 9, 1929 in Beatrice, Nebraska.
He was baptized & confirmed in the German language at Zion Lutheran Church, Pickrell, Nebraska.
He attended Cedar Bend Country School District #7 through eighth grade, then Filley High School, Filley, Nebraska graduating with the class of 1947.
With only a High School education he accepted a challenge & applied for Air Force Jet Pilot Training and to everyone’s surprise was accepted.
Upon graduation in December, 1953 at Webb Air Force Base, Big Springs,Texas he received his pilot wings & became a lieutenant in the Air Force. Upon retirement he achieved the rank of Major. He flew extensively all over the world while in the Air Force & later Air National Guard. His favorite plane was the F89.
He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Baehr October 10, 1953 and to this union seven children were born. They were later divorced, later in life he married Edith Mathena.
George was preceded in death by infant daughter Deborah Lynn, his parents, Sieband and Lena, wife Edith, brothers Donald and Dick and bother-in-laws Marvin DeVries and Virgil Remmers.
He is survived by: 3 sons, Michael (Sandra) Dorn, Paul Dorn and Eric (Brandi) Dorn; 4 daughters, Connie (Bob) Hecht, Dagny Rivers, Laura (Jim) Scoby and Tanya (Chad) Clements; 2 sisters, Kathleen Remmers ,Doris DeVries and sister- in- law, Marlene Dorn; 4 step-children, Danny (Annette) Mathena, Terry (Melanie) Mathena, Debbie (Doug) Hahn and Ari (Risah) Maccabi; 19 grandchildren & 26 great grandchildren, 11 step grand-children and 16 step great grandchildren.
Military Service: 10:00 AM, Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas with full military honors.
Memorial Fund: Cameron Veteran’s Assistance League
Online condolences: www.polandthompson.com
Arrangements by Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron, MO.