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Jeanette R Dorn
July 10, 1941 - Apr. 24, 2022
Chilton, WI
Jeanette R Dorn
Chilton, WI

Jeanette Ruth Dorn, age 80, of Chilton died on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at her home in Chilton.  She was born July 10, 1941 in Appleton, daughter of the late Sidney Joseph & Virginia Ruth (Leith) Champeau.  She married Donald Raymond Dorn on April 5, 1958 in Appleton; he preceded her in death on January 13, 2018.

During her life, Jeanette worked at the bobby pin factory in Appleton as well as the nursing home in Chilton as a CNA.  However, a majority of her life was devoted to the loving care of her husband and her children.  Later in that endeavor, Jeanette was a doting grandmother who cherished moments with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  

With a passion for family history, Jeanette tended to and traced her family lineage.  Many family vacations were spent in cemeteries with the purpose of growing the family tree.  

Jeanette was an excellent cook who loved to try new recipes and was proud of the kitchen gadgets she amassed over the years always knowing that if one item was good, several more would be even better.  Later in her life, she enjoyed trips to the casino, spending time up north with the girls and traveling cross country in a motor home.  

Survivors include her children:  Steven (Ellen) Dorn, Ginger (Randy) Sampson, Dee Dorn, Wendy (Adam) McDowell, Lori (Robert) Oney; 21 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and her siblings-in-law: Donna Champeau, Jim (Lorna) Dorn, Robert (Virginia) Dorn, Robert (Donna) Laus, Shirley Radtke and her fiancé Pat Dewar.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Donald; and her daughter: Jacki Lynn Sisk.

A celebration of Jeanette’s life will take place later this summer; details will follow.

Memorials given in the name of Jeanette Dorn are appreciated for the Lion’s Club.
 
Jeanette’s family would like to thank the nursing staff at Ascension Calumet Medical Center as well as the entire Compassus Hospice Staff for all of the loving care that was shown to Jeanette as well as her entire family.  
Almost made it to my birthday Grammy. Thought I would hear your voice one last time to say Happy Birthday. That didn't happen but I know your happy. Tell pop I said hi and I miss him. Tell Grandma Cot we all said hi and miss her too. I love you Grammy. Your wittiness, sarcasm and humor will definitely be missed. Until we meet again Grammy. I love you!!!??????

James Sampson (Grandson) - May 3, 2022


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