Dewey D. Dorman

September 30, 1927October 30, 2012
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Dewey D. Dorman, age 85 of West Salem, IL passed into Eternity on October 30, 2012 at Richland Memorial Hospital Long Term Care, Olney, IL. Dewey was born September 30, 1927 in West Salem to Etta Grace (Orrel) and Gerald R. Dorman. After Etta passed away, Gerald married Hilda (Schwarzlose) Dorman, who raised Dewey as if he were her own son. Dewey married Irene Lomas on December 3, 1949 at the Free Methodist Church in West Salem. He was a proud Army Veteran, enlisting and serving from 1946 to 1947. In his younger years, he worked at several jobs, including the oil fields and in timber. Dewey began working at Champion Laboratories on October 14, 1958 and retired on February 28, 1992, after thirty three years. Following his retirement, he worked part time for Wilson and Wilson Monument Company. He was preceded in death by his parents, step mother and three brothers: Gilbert, Dick and Lonnie. Dewey is survived by his wife of 62 years, Irene, two daughters: Renita and husband Dwight Nelson of Browns, IL, and Brenda and husband Randy Anderson of Blowing Rock, NC. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Christina and husband Jamie McCorkle, Teresa and husband Josh McFarland, Ryan and wife Jennifer Anderson, Chris and wife Sylvia Anderson, Kyle Anderson and Emma Anderson. Eight great-grandchildren also survive: Elliot and Sarah McCorkle, Paige, Sally and Ian McFarland, Landen Pinnick,, Bryson and Aiden Anderson. Funeral services for Dewey D. Dorman will be at 1PM, Friday, November 2, 2012 at Ingram Funeral Home in West Salem, IL. Burial will follow at the Macedonia Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 PM, Thursday, November 1, 2012 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to The Parkinson ‘s Disease Foundation, in memory of Dewey. Online condolences may be left for the family at Ingram Funeral Home of West Salem is entrusted with the arrangements.


  • Visitation Thursday, November 1, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 2, 2012

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November 6, 2012

Dewey hired me to work at Champ over 41 years ago. He was one of the best bosses that I have had. Sure was hard keeping track of him, though. Used to kid him and tell him that they had finally quit blaming him for hiring me (he had been retired too long). Remember a question that he asked me during the interview "did I have any plans to get married soon because he did not want to get me trained and then I quit". Dewey, I did get married but I am still here---good enough for you? If you need anyone to forge his name, I am your girl. He was definitly one of the good guys. My prayers are with you. Ellen Longbons Sams

November 4, 2012

Worked with Dewey at Champion: Knew him for years. Sorry to hear of his passing. Didn't hear of it until Friday. Enjoyed talking with him. Regards, Cary L. Moudy.

Steve Wingert

November 1, 2012

You all are in my thoughts and prayers. May God's grace, strength and peace be with you.

Chaplain Richard Reuer

October 31, 2012

I wish to extend to you and to members of your family my deepest sympathy on your loss. May the Lord's loving promises comfort you and give you strength as you walk through this difficult time. On behalf of a grateful nation as an expression of appreciation for the honorable and faithful service rendered by your loved one. (If you wish a personalized memorial card mailed to you with history of playing of taps, 21 gun salute, meaning of each fold of the flag as a keepsake, Send for request to: Chaplain Richard Reuer, Honoring Those Who Served Ministry, 1206 6th St SW, Minot, ND 58701. (This service is free to all veteran families). Thank you for your serving from one veteran to another - Thanks!

Carol Lavely

October 31, 2012

So very sorry for your loss. May God's love and peace surround you at this time. Brenda, you and your family are in my prayers.

Pat Ahlfield-Halterman

October 31, 2012

I am so very sorry for your loss. Dewey was a great guy. I worked at Champion and he always had a smile and a hello. He was also my dad's (Fred Ahlfield) boss for a number of years at Champ as well. Dad thought very highly of Dewey. I went to school with Renita and Brenda, too. Heaven has gained a wonderful angel.