Remembering Donna Dorsing


January 6, 2021

July 17, 1944 - Dec. 31, 2020

Donna Dorsing, 76, passed away on Dec. 31, 2020.

Donna was born July 17, 1944 in Salem to Bill and Mary Morris Ancke. She was raised and educated in Sweet Home, graduating in 1962.

She married her high school sweetheart, Les Dorsing, on Sept. 10, 1965. The couple spent the first 10 years of married life in Salem, where Donna worked as a dental assistant and bank teller.

In 1975, Les and Donna moved to Royal City, Wash., where they began farming with Les’ parents, Karl and Margaret Dorsing.

Donna’s life revolved around her husband, children and grandchildren. She never missed a ballgame, concert or activity of any grandchild – sometimes attending several events in the same day in different cities.

Her kitchen always had “special treats” for anyone in the vicinity. Sometimes she would take cool drinks and cookies to family working in the field just to lighten their load and keep involved in their lives.

Donna always had her camera ready and never missed an opportunity to take photos of those close to her. And of course, the pleasure she gained from shopping and getting a “good deal” was known to many family and friends.

Donna was so welcoming and especially noted for her kindness, her gentleness, and her tender heart. She would shed tears over news stories of mistreated children, and she always seemed to know who needed a hug, a meal or a listening ear.

She never had a judgmental or unkind word about anyone.

Donna’s Christian faith was strong and she showed it in tangible ways that were recognized and appreciated by so many.

Donna may not be with us anymore physically but her love for God, her tender spirit, her loving kindness, her concern and care for all those around her will endure forever in our hearts.

Donna is survived by her husband, Les; daughter Lisa; sons Kevin (Wanda), and Scott (Jacquie), and six grandchildren, Tyler, Alisha, Carter, Trenton, Trevor, and Brooklyn Dorsing. Also surviving is her sister, Betty Jo LaFournaise (Jim); her brother, David Ancke (Sheryl); and her sister-in-law, Donna Jean Morris.

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Preceding Donna in death was her mother, Mary Ancke; and her older brother, Gerald Morris.

We invite you to join us for a virtual memorial service for Donna at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9. Click on the link below for more information about the service and access to the live streaming:


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