Dorrance King

Peoria Journal Star, Saturday, July 20, 1991
Submitted by Barbara Miroslaw 



Dorrance J. King, 65, of W3465 Markert Road, Helensville, Wis., formerly of Stark Co. and brother of area residents, died Friday, July 19, 1991, at University Hospital in Madison, Wis.

Born July 14, 1926, in Stark County to Leslie and Ila Catton King, he married Elvessa Crozier on March 4, 1951, in Elmwood. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Teri) Hetzel of Madison and Seaman 3rd Class Lynn King, serving in the Navy; five sons, Douglas, Jerry and Steven, all of Jefferson, Wis., Leslie and Mark, both of Helenville; eight grandchildren; two sisters, his twin sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Dena) Updyke of Peoria, and Mrs. Alan (Virginia) Ford of Wyoming; and two brothers, Jerry and Ralph, both of Wyoming. He was preceded in death by one brother, Floyd.

He farmed near Princeville in Peoria County and near West Jersey in Stark County before moving to Wisconsin, where he had farmed in the Helenville area since 1968. He was a World War II Navy veteran.

He was a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church in Jefferson, where services will be at 11 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Richard Hartlerode will officiate. Calling hours will be after 5 p.m. Sunday at Olsen Funeral Home in Jefferson and one hour before the services at the church. Burial will be in Rock River Cemetery in Jefferson, with military rites accorded.


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