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Leo J. Dorgan

December 10, 1924 ~ February 10, 2021 (age 96)


Leo James (Jim) Dorgan December 10, 1924 – February 10, 2021 Jim Dorgan, 96, of Pendleton, Oregon, died Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at his home due to failing health issues. His remains will be buried at Skyview Memorial Park next to his wife, Anna, who passed away July 20, 2005. A memorial service is planned for sometime in the summer of 2021. The youngest of three children, Jim was born in Seattle, Washington, to Leo Jonas and Winifred (Stiles) Dorgan. Jim attended Auburn Academy at Auburn, Washington. During his 3rd year, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, where received his GED. He attended Walla Walla College at College Place, Washington, where he received his bachelor of science degree in industrial arts. He served in the Army during World War II from 1943 until receiving an honorable discharge in 1946. Jim married Anna Adel Surdal September 5, 1948, while attending college. He worked on a dairy farm in Granger, Washington, until 1955, when he moved to Pendleton to work at Harris Pine Mills. After working at Harris Pine Mills for many years, he worked at St. Anthony Hospital in Maintenance. He then returned to Harris Pine Mills until he retired. He has been an active member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Pendleton. Surviving: sons, Lonnie Dorgan of Kettering, Ohio, and David Dorgan of Pendleton; daughters, Judith Kamensky of Rogers, Arkansas, and Hazel Lu of Denver, Colorado; grandchildren, Jason, Desiree, Christopher, Troy, Quentin, Orrin, Echo, and Natasha; and 4 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Anna, parents, Leo and Winifred Dorgan, and sisters, Eileen Bristol and Patricia Auvil.

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