Francis Walter Dorn, 68, of Albert Lea, once of Canton, died on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester after a brief illness.

He was born on Feb. 13, 1945, in New Ulm, Minn., to Walter and Clara (Ollendick) Dorn. He graduated from Canton High School and was enlisted in the U.S. Army. From 1965-1968 he was stationed in Denver, Colo., where he met his wife, Rosanna Morehouse. The two were married in Canton before returning to Denver, and eventually settling down in Albert Lea in 1976.

He was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church, the Legion, Elks and VFW. He worked 36 years as a parts salesman for Interstate Motor Trucks before retiring in April of 2010. He loved fishing, woodworking, gardening, travel and his grandkids.

He is survived by his wife, Rosanna Dorn of Albert Lea; children, Doug (Anna) Dorn of Holland, Mich., and Deb (Karl) Erickson of Rochester; grandchildren, Charlie, Nick and Claire Dorn and Emma, Ethan and Elise Erickson; brothers and sisters, Audrey (LaVerne) Drache of Albert Lea, Doris (Bob) Nordheim of Menasha, Wis., Tom Dorn of Canton, Sharon Wildman of Bloomington, Minn., and Joe Dorn of Canton; nieces and nephews; and other loving relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Clara; and his daughter, Clarissa Dorn.

The memorial service was held on Monday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea. A private family graveside will be held in Canton with military honors accorded by Albert Lea Veteran's groups.

Memorials are preferred to the family.