Donald F. Dorcey, Sr.

Donald F. Dorcey, Sr., age 70, of Merrill, formerly of Beloit and Minocqua, died Tuesday, October 05, 2010, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

Don was born November 15, 1939, in Janesville, son of the late John and Leona (Meehan) Dorcey. He married Catherine Dooley on December 28, 1957, in Beloit. She preceded him in death on June 27, 1997. He then married Virginia Thompson on July 8, 1999, in Beloit. She survives. Don had been the City Risk Manager and Safety Officer for the city of Beloit, and retired after 39 years of employment. After retiring, Don and Virginia built their ‘dream’ home in Minocqua and lived there for several years before moving to Merrill. Don was an active member of the New Testament Church, Merrill. He enjoyed volunteering his time at his church; the Merrill Enrichment Center; Pine Crest Nursing Home; and playing Santa during the Christmas season. Don also enjoyed walking in the woods; bird watching; weight lifting and body building; and woodworking. But he especially enjoyed spending time with his family. Don served in the U.S. Army and was stationed stateside.
Survivors include his wife Virginia Dorcey of Merrill; one daughter, Debbe Kinsey and her husband Tim Kinsey, Sr., both of Merrill; one son, Donald Dorcey, Jr. and his partner, Mike Morse, both of Houston, Texas; one step daughter, Jennifer Thompson of Merrill; two step sons, Thomas (Kris) Thompson, Jr. of Tomahawk, and David Thompson of Merrill; two grandchildren, Tim (Kristen) Kinsey, Jr. of Chicago, and Donnie (fiance Samantha Van de hay) Kinsey of Kaukauna; six step grandchildren, Joseph, Joshua, Dakota, Morgan, Cole, and Adam. Don is preceded in death by two brothers, John and Joseph Dorcey.
A Memorial Service celebrating Don’s life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 9, 2010, at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill. The Rev. Dr. William Hohman of the New Testament Church, Merrill, will officiate. Online condolences may be made at

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