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Gordon Keith Dorcey
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Birth: Aug. 29, 1922
Ward County
North Dakota, USA
Death: Dec. 16, 1999
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA


MOLINE, ILLINOIS - Gordon Keith Dorcey, 77, of Moline, died Thursday, December 16, 1999, at his home.

Funeral services were 11 am Monday at Esterdahl Mortuary Limited, Moline. The burial was at National Cemetery, Rock Island, where military rites were conducted by Moline American Legion Post #246.

Gordon was born August 29, 1922, in Minot, ND, the son of Arthur and Edith Koppelman Dorcey. He married Beatrice Tusler March 21, 1943. She died January 9, 1987.

He retired March 30, 1976, from the repair/parts shipping department at John Deere Plow Works.

Gordon was a World II veteran (PFC) with the United States Army / 82nd Airborne Division / 325th Glider Infantry Regiment / Company A. He received two Purple Hearts and two Landing Spears.

Survivors include a son, Gerald Dorsey of Moline; a daughter Sandra L. Mettee (Steve) of LeClaire, Iowa; grandchildren, Cassie Johnson (Chad) of Colona, and Mike Hayes of Chicago; great-grandchildren, Amber Johnson and Brett Johnson; sisters, Evelyn Johnson and Elsie Bowman; and brothers, Donald A. Dorcey (now deceased as of 9/1/2010), and Kenneth Dorcey.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Darlene Carnicle, and a daughter, Penny L. Dorcey.

SOURCE: Rock Island Argus (December 18, 1999)
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  Beatrice Dorcey (1926 - 1987)
  Penny Lee Dorcey (1952 - 1965)*
*Calculated relationship
Rock Island National Cemetery
Rock Island
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
Plot: L-2139
Maintained by: KATHY
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
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Gordon Keith Dorcey
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Gordon Keith Dorcey
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Thank you for your service to our country, Private Dorcey! May you rest in eternal Heavenly peace! You have certainly earned it!
 Added: Jun. 1, 2011

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