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Iva Dorn

Obituary for Iva Dorn

November 15, 1924 - November 8, 2021
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin | Age 96


Iva R. Dorn, age 96, died Monday, November 8, 2021 at Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam.

There will be a memorial gathering for Iva at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in Beaver Dam on Monday, November 15, 2021 from 10:00 am to 11:50 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at church on Monday at 12:00 noon. Inurnment will be at St. Peter Cemetery in Beaver Dam. The mass will be live streamed; the link can be found on the parish website on Monday (

Iva was born on November 15, 1924 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to the late Lester and Rose (nee Huber) Louden. She graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1942 and from UW Oshkosh in 1945. She taught grade school in both South Milwaukee and in Beaver Dam. On June 26, 1948, Iva was united in marriage with Dudley Dorn in Beaver Dam. She was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church and was active with the Catholic Women for over 70 years.

Iva was considered to be "one in a million". She was always content and self-sufficient; never wanting to bother anyone. Iva was a faithful follower of Jesus, had a huge servant's heart for others and loved to volunteer. She volunteered 18 years at Hillside Manor, 30 years for Meals-On-Wheels, 20 years coordinating funeral dinners at St. Peter's Church, 30 years delivering library books, 10 years at the Senior Center greenhouse and 18 years as a poll worker. She cherished each moment she got to spend with her grandchildren and great grandchildren; making Christmas cookies with them and reading books. She was a fantastic cook and baker, an avid reader, loved puzzles and was a great conversationalist – always up to date on the latest news and sports. She enjoyed playing cards with her friends, going out to breakfast and keeping in touch with her grandchildren. She will be the missing piece in our family puzzle, leaving a hole in a beautiful picture.

Survivors include her children, James (Mary) Dorn, Mary (Jon) Goetz, Russell (Christine) Dorn, Michael (friend Sue) Dorn, William (Norma) Dorn; her daughter-in-law, Beth Dorn; her son-in-law, Michael Walsh; six grandchildren, Joseph (Hilary) Dorn, Jillian (Brett) Grady, Jonathan Dorn, Denise (Justin) Yanke, Joshua (Katelyn) Dorn, and Zachary (fiancée Brittany) Dorn; two step grandchildren, Emily (Brandon) Soto and CG (friend Emily) Hilt; and eight great grandchildren, Beckett, Lilah, Calvin, John, Oliver, Emmerson, Hadley, and Molly; other relatives and friends.

Iva was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1993; her son, Jerome in 1978; her son David in 2001; daughter, Jean in 2014; three brothers, Thomas Louden, Ben Louden, and Leonard Louden; and her sister, Jean Winn.

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