Marilyn Ann (nee Halkowski) Dorn, age 79, went into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 7, 2024. She was born on December 27, 1944, in Marshfield, Wisconsin. The daughter of the late Ann (Zellner) and Leonard Halkowski. She was second oldest of five children.
After graduating from Assumption High School in 1963, she was employed at Sentry Insurance, St. Anthony's Hospital & Childrens Hospital in Milwaukee; and Staten Island Hospital in New York. She graduated from Fox Valley Tech in 1976 with an LPN degree and worked at Appleton Medical Center in ICU and Telemetry for 26 years. She was a volunteer for 5 years at VIDA (formerly Womankind) a pro-life pregnancy center. Marilyn married Dale Dorn, formerly of Sherwood, on September 19, 1987.
Marilyn is survived by her husband, Dale; her two daughters, Ana DeLorme and Grandson Noah of Denver, Sara (Jerry) Van Den Eng of Appleton; son Ryan (J'aime) Dorn and grandchildren, Rhema (Tripp) Meredith of Connecticut, Abigail & Trinity Del Campo and grandson Ethan Dorn of Pensacola, FL; two stepsons Craig (Kelly) Dorn and grandchildren Alexandria & Maxwell Dorn and Kevin (Lynne) Dorn and grandchildren, Payton, Dylan & Hunter Dorn.
Marilyn is also survived by her 3 sisters, Bernadette Jackson of Minnesota, Diane Beyer of Highland IL, Phyllis Gardner of Wisconsin Rapids and one brother Bernard (Mary) Halkowski of Wisconsin Rapids, a sister-in-law, Marian Dorn of Shawano, brothers in law Charles (Sherill) Dorn of Appleton, and Henry Jackson of Milwaukee; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, her mother & father-in-law Norman (Marie) Dorn and three brothers-in-law, Arthur and Dennis Dorn and Jack Gardner.
A celebration of her life will be held at Christ The Rock Community Church, W6254 Hwy 10-114 in Menasha on Monday, February 12, 2024 with a visitation from 2:00 to 4:00 pm with a service to follow at 4:00 pm with Pastor Kevin Kelly officiating. Internment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Appleton at a later date. In lieu of flowers Marilyn asked that you would donate to VIDA, Samaritans Purse or St. Paul Elder Services, in Kaukauna. Our profound thanks for the love and care that was provided to Marilyn at St. Paul's for the past 3 years. You are the best.
I, Marilyn Dorn, want all who read this to know that there is absolutely no doubt that I am in Heaven. Not by my own worthiness, but only through the merits of Jesus Christ, my savior, who paid the price for my soul's redemption through His death on the cross. I had committed my life to Christ in 1985 and lived for Him since then. Secondly, I commend my loved ones into the hand of the Lord and encourage them to place their faith and trust in Him alone for their salvation. May God grant you peace, love and strength as He guides all of you through life. Then at the end time, we will be reunited in Heaven as a happy family.