Gordon Keith Dorcey

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Gordon Keith Dorcey

  • Birth 29 Aug 1922 Minot, Ward County, North Dakota, USA
  • Death 16 Dec 1999 Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot • L-2139
  • Memorial ID 592894


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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  • Maintained by: KATHY
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 592894
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gordon Keith Dorcey (29 Aug 1922–16 Dec 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 592894, citing Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by KATHY (contributor 47029945) .